Bookstock 2013 Authors - Barnes to Beavers

Author Eric Barnes is coming to Central Library on Saturday, October 5 for Bookstock 2013.Eric Barnes is author of the novel Something Pretty, Something Beautiful, which writer Benjamin Whitmer called the “most harrowing portrait of American boys careening into manhood” that he had ever read.

Barnes also wrote Shimmer, published in Unbridled Books, which reviewers compared to the work of Don Delillo, David Foster-Wallace, and William Gibson.

Barnes has published numerous short stories in Prairie Schooner, The Literary Review, Best American Mystery Stories, and other publications.

He is publisher of The Daily News, The Memphis News, and The Nashville Ledger, local publications covering business and political news in Memphis and Nashville.

Barnes is also host of Behind the Headlines on local station WKNO.



Author Joy Bateman is coming to Central Library on Saturday, October 5 for Bookstock 2013.Joy Bateman combined her love of art and passion for good food to create The Art of Dining cookbooks, each of which highlight the best recipes from some of the South’s leading restaurants and published on a palette of artistically designed pages.

Bateman is the senior account executive for Memphis Magazine, where she has spent 12 of her 29 years in media sales and has earned the reputation of an industry leader.

Family oriented, Bateman spends her free time helping her parents nurture their garden and enjoying her husband, Bill, her three children and her three grandchildren.




Author Deborah Beavers is coming to Central Library on Saturday, October 5 for Bookstock 2013.Deborah Beavers was born Deborah Ann Rolfe in Memphis, Tennessee, where she and her siblings were raised by her maternal grandmother – a tremendous influence in her life.

Beavers is a registered nurse with 26 years of experience in healthcare and a Black Belt in Taekwondo. Through these roles, she has met a wide range of people of various ethnicities and socio-economic statuses.

Beavers is author of They Don’t Get It, a compellation of her thoughts based on personal experiences and people watching. She said her book is written to prompt readers to look inwardly and to determine whether they do or do not “get it”.

Beavers lives in Memphis with her husband of 24 years. She has three children and a several grandchildren. Of all the hats she wears, Beavers said the one she values most is “child of God”.