The Ink Penn

Do you like to read? Are there folks on your Holiday gift list who like to read? Then our Holiday Pop-Up Book Shoppe is the place for you. Join us for a festive evening where your shopping supports the Dunwoody Library.

Holiday Pop-Up Book Shoppe

Dunwoody Library

Dec. 5, 4 – 7 p.m.

Meet local authors selling books in a variety of genres—romance, domestic suspense, southern fiction, science fiction, nonfiction, and children’s books. It’s a Shop & Support event because we authors will donate a portion of our proceeds to the Friends of the Dunwoody Library.

Read on to discover local authors and their books and start making your shopping list.

Gelia Dolcimascolo is a long-time writing tutor and facilitator for The Writers’ Circle at Georgia State University Perimeter College in Dunwoody. Her novella “Aurelia and the Library of the Soul” was nominated for the Georgia Author of the Year Award in 2017. “Effie’s Chance to Dance,” her second children’s book, was voted First Place for children’s body-image-themed books by Amazon. Website:

F.B. Smit is an author, teacher, and playwright. Her beautifully illustrated picture books, “The Mysterious Stream” and “Heung Bu and Nol Bu,” are folktales in English and Korean.  When she’s not encouraging young minds to discover cultures, F.B. is busy avoiding a tumble from her treadmill where she walks, reads and writes all at the same time.

KG Fletcher is a Dunwoody native and the author of six published romance novels including her recent Southern Promises series. When she’s not writing, she gets to play rock star as a backup singer in a National Tour. KG also performs in her original cabaret act and is a conference speaker sharing how music can enhance a writer’s experience. 

Kathy Wilson Florence writes Southern fiction. Her first novel, “Jaybird’s Song,” is the story of a young girl growing up in the ‘60s in Atlanta and will resonate with any southerner, especially those who grew up in that era. Florence returns to that turbulent time with her second novel, “Three of Cups,” the tale of three women whose friendship sustains them through the Vietnam era and beyond.

Julia McDermott is the author of two domestic suspense novels set in Atlanta, “Daddy’s Girl” and “Underwater,” and creative nonfiction “All the Above: My Son’s Battle with Brain Cancer,” which was awarded Finalist-Georgia Author of the Year. Julia loves reading, football, dancing at weddings, most kinds of art, and all things French. 

Lynne Byrd is co-founder fo the Dunwoody Preservation Trust and has written two books. “The Sweetness and the Pits” is her memoir, and “The Queen of Dunwoody” is the story of Joyce Amacher, whose legacy continues to inspire the Dunwoody community.

William J. Linkous III is an outdoorsman and sports addict at heart. In “Chattahoochee Trails,” he shares his knowledge of interesting hikes in the Chattahoochee River Recreation Area. A soccer player for more than 45 years, he’s won several national championships in 3 vs. 3 soccer and gives his readers the secrets to those championships in “3 vs. 3 Soccer.”

Lutricia Barnett, a retired Science teacher, has been in love with Mr. Spock since she was a child, so it’s fitting that her book “Accidental Arrival” is science fiction.

And of course, I’ll be there with my collection of columns “The Ink Penn: Celebrating the Magic in the Everyday” along with “Lord Banjo the Royal Pooch,” and “Coloring with Lord Banjo.”

Do you see books that intrigue you or look like great gifts? “Shop by” as you’re leaving the office, heading to dinner, or visiting the library, and donate your used books to the Friends of the Dunwoody Library at the same time. Bring the kids and make it a family affair.

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