Richard Simmons new book

Photos by Erin Nelson.

Best-selling author Richard E. Simmons III, a Homewood resident and Mountain Brook High School alumnus, published his 10th book in December. Read more


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Photo courtesy of John Stephen Herring.

Murder in the Magic City is a conference for mystery novel fans to gather and listen to authors talk about their books. More than 12 authors are scheduled to appear. Read more



Photo by Sydney Cromwell

Bill Kelly has taught native children in Alaska and overseen construction sites in Chile. Now, the 86-year-old Homewood resident is working on publishing his sixth book. Read more


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Photo by Sydney Cromwell.

‘Supernatural Assignments’ a sequel to Faustina Korley’s 2009 work ‘Seeing Beyond.’ Read more


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Photo by Alyx Chandler.

Retired FBI agent gets ready to publish 2nd book of fictional trilogy. Read more



Photo courtesy of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School.

Internationally known award-winning journalist and New York Times best-selling author Raymond Arroyo visited the students at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School to talk about his children’s book series, “Will Wilder.” Read more

Private Schools

Newt and Callista Gingrich

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Callista is the author of a children’s series featuring Ellis the Elephant. Newt, the former Speaker of the U.S. House Representatives, will sign his latest novel, Duplicity. the event will be Oct. 26 at the Brookwood Village Books-A-Million. Read more


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Local author Carla Jean Whitley will launch her newest book, Birmingham Beer: A Heady History of Brewing in the Magic City, at Alabama Booksmith on July 27. Read more


Katherine McIver Book will be signing Cooking and Eating in Renaissance Italy that evening from 5-7 p.m. at Birmingham Bake and Cook Co. in Cahaba Heights. Read more


The Friends of the Homewood Public Library will welcome bestselling author Joshilyn Jackson to Rosewood Hall on Sept. 19. Read more


Lori Nichols Maple Book

Photo courtesy of Ken Nichols.

An idea began to blossom in Lori Nichols' mind. She believed she could utilize her skills as an illustrator to create children’s books. Read more


This weekend, football fans will have the opportunity to meet Hall of Fame offensive lineman John Hannah, who played for the Alabama Crimson Tide and New England Patriots. Read more


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Photo courtesy of Jack Owens.

Watchman: JFK’s Last Ride, which was published in November by Keith Publications in Arizona, blends what Owens knows as fact with what he created as fiction. Read more


The Friends of the Homewood Library are hosting an evening with Rick Bragg, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, on Sept. 20 at Rosewood Hall. Read more


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Homewood counselor Gordon Bals has authored a book on marital difficulty. Read more

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0612 True Measure of a Man

Photo by Madoline Markham.

With the economic tsunami in recent years, men have been looking for answers amidst the loss of jobs and other life transitions. Where have they found them? The True Measure of a Man, a book written by Richard E. Simmons III of Homewood. Read more


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