Join us today as Karen Spears Zacharias and Jackie K. Cooper visit with us from Southern Festival of the Book and talk story. All mixed with great musical interludes including Sara McLaughlin, Seal, Phil Maderia, Tricia Walker, and more. Tune in and celebrate the power of story in all its glory!
More on KAREN Spears Zacharias
Karen Spears Zacharias learned the craft of storytelling from her Appalachian ancestors. Karen’s father, Stf. Sgt. David P. Spears, was KIA in Vietnam. Karen teaches journalism at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Wa.. Her work has been featured in Good Morning America, Huffington Post, New York Times, USA Today, CNN and National Public Radio. Mother of Rain is her sixth book and her first novel. A popular speaker and a contributing blogger at patheos.com, Karen says, “Writing is not my hobby. It’s what I was created to do.”
More on Jackie K. Cooper
Jackie K. Cooper was born in South Carolina and now lives in Georgia. He is the married father of two sons and the proud grandparent of a boy and two girls
He is familiar to people living in the middle Georgia area as the "entertainment man" since his entertainment reviews run in newspapers and are shown on television there. His short stories have been used as commentary on Georgia Public Radio. He also keeps active appearing as an after dinner speaker for various events.
Cooper has lived an exceptionally interesting life and portions of it were contained in his first book "JOURNEY OF A GENTLE SOUTHERN MAN". The journey continued in "CHANCES AND CHOICES". His third book "HALFWAY HOME" was published by Mercer University Press in October 2004. His fourth book THE BOOK BINDER was published in the fall of 2006. His sixth book, BACK TO THE GARDEN was warmly embraced by all this readers.
His latest collection of stories is titled, MEMORIES MISTS which was also published by Mercer University Press is available now.