Bestselling author Diana Gabaldon to headline event
BOWLING GREEN Ky. (Oct. 22, 2014) — New York Times bestselling author Diana Gabaldon will headline the 17th annual Southern Kentucky Book Fest scheduled for April 18 at the Knicely Conference Center at Western Kentucky University. Gabaldon is best known for the Outlander series with more than 26 million copies in print worldwide.
Gabaldon holds three degrees in science: Zoology, Marine Biology, and a Ph.D. in Quantitative Behavioral Ecology. She spent a dozen years as a university professor with an expertise in scientific computation before beginning to write fiction.
Organizers plan to host more than 130 authors for the main event, including Chloe Neill, Terry Brooks, and Jamie Ford. Well-known children’s author Doreen Cronin, be headlining Children’s Day the day before Book Fest on April 17. Other authors participating in Children’s Day are Tommy Greenwald, Siobhan Vivian and Shannon Messenger.
The Kentucky Writers Conference will also take place at the Knicely Center on April 17. Authors who will be at Book Fest will share their knowledge with writers of all skill levels. For 2015, organizers will also have sessions at the conference specifically developed for high school students.
SOKY Book Fest is a partnership project of Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Warren County Public Library, and WKU Libraries. For more information contact Book Fest organizer Kristie Lowry at WKU Libraries at (270) 745-4502.