On Saturday, January 9, several great authors from Hot Chocolate Press will be having a reading and signing at BookBar. The event will run from 7pm - 9pm and will include fun games, giveaways and prizes. Bookbar will present a delicious variety of hot chocolate for the event.
The following authors will have a presence
Dean Miller's books will also be available for sale, on this day.
Miss You Once Again
After her Nana’s death, Lee, an independent young woman from the mountains of Colorado returns to her childhood haunt to single-handedly settle her grandmother’s estate. With Nana’s spirit guiding Lee through the minefield of childhood memories, fractured relationships, family history and sweet tea, Lee is pushed to a crossroads where she must decide whether stay on her independent journey or fight for the man she loves.
Granny Bob’s Homestyle Cooking
Granny Bob’s Homestyle Cooking is bursting with recipes that bring down-home cooking to your table. Whether you fry up a mess of Hush Puppies or get fancy with Crab Meat-Bacon Rolls, this collection is sure to have everyone hankerin’ for seconds. With Granny Bob’s Homestyle Cooking, you’ll take a step back to when food was less complicated and more tasty.
Kerrie Flanagan and Jenny Sundstedt:
Write Away; A Year of Musings and Motivations for Writers
Write Away; A Year of Musings and Motivations, combines monthly insightful and humorous stories about writing, with tips, tools and interactions that encourage writers to reflect on where they are and where they want to be. From Writing Naked to Writing an Effective Query Letter, the essays remind readers of the unique nuances in the life of a writer and provide practical advice for strengthening skills and knowledge.
Claire’s Christmas Catastrophe
10-year-old Claire loves Christmas. But this year a horrible Christmas Eve blizzard leaves her stuck in the house with her annoying twin brothers, no electricity and she can’t be with her friends. To make it worse, she realizes her Grandma can’t make it over to their house to spend the holiday with them. Will this end up being Claire’s worst Christmas ever?
Planes, Trains and Chuck & Eddie
In Planes, Trains and Chuck & Eddie, Kerrie Flanagan's lighthearted essays remind us that time spent with family is always an adventure! From growing up in the shadows of her younger twin brothers, to a three- decade cross-country search for the perfect pizza to learning the unwritten rules of marrying into a "game" family, Flanagan shares entertaining snapshots of her life through the lens of family.
Bobbing for Watermelons
Forty-one-year-old food columnist Helen Munson, unappreciated by her two teenagers and her lazy husband, longs for more out of life, but hasn’t a clue how to make that happen. In fact, her tendency to overreact and put herself in embarrassing situations sabotages her own efforts to assert herself. With help from a cast of quirky characters, Helen just might be able to pull of the transformation of a lifetime.
Echoes: Reflections Through Poetry and Verse
Deep within us are places we avoid, wellsprings of despondency and tenderness. Tangled among suffering, happiness, confusion, and love, a voice silently waits. Negotiating a labyrinth of emotions, Miller's poetry and the powerful illustrations, articulate the echoes of life's diversity.
And Then I Smiled: Reflections on a Life Not Yet Complete
And Then I Smiled: Reflections on a Life Not Yet Complete finds grace in life's simplest moments. Through poems, essays and stories, readers journey from beaches, mountain streams and city parks to destinations in realms seldom visited, both inside and outside the physical world. Seemingly average moments of life create the backdrop for Miller's keen observations and thought provoking, often deeply personal essays.