Bookstock 2013 Authors - Church Health Center to Dean

The Church Health Center of Memphis is coming to the Central Library on Saturday, October 5 for Bookstock 2013.To really change your life for the better, connect with God, enjoy family and friends, exercise, and fix meals from The 40 Days to Better Living Cookbook! This brand-new resource from the Church Health Center in Memphis—the largest faith-based clinic of its kind—provides 200 delicious, healthful recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack time.

Beautiful, full-color designs and illustrations make the cookbook a joy to use, and you’ll feel good that the meals you prepare are medically-appropriate dishes proven in the Church Health Center test kitchen.

With nutritional analyses, cost guides, and other bonuses—like mealtime blessings—The 40 Days to Better Living Cookbook belongs on every kitchen counter!



Author Alexandra Clair is coming to Central Library on Saturday, October 5 for Bookstock 2013.Alexandra Clair was born in Boston, Massachusetts and currently resides in Oakland, Tennessee. Her Wood’s End series is influenced by her work in deliverance ministry and is a supernatural thriller of deliverance and destiny. The sequel to Wood’s End, The Year Between the Wood, will be published later in 2013.

Over the years, Clair has served at a large church, a homeless shelter, a counseling center, and for various ministries in Development and Operations. Today, she works with would-be writers as a ghost writer in the non-fiction category.

Clair was working on the sequel to Wood’s End, when she said she felt God leading her to write Discerning Spirits: Visionary Gifts in Practice, which was published May 2013. She also blogs at

Clair is seeking investment for an independent Christian film based on her book, Wood’s End. Serious investors: Prospectus and Capital Investment Agreement available upon request. Preproduction trailer at:



Author Susan Cushman is coming to Central Library on Saturday, October 5 for Bookstock 2013.Susan Cushman is a native of Jackson, Mississippi. Her efforts to embrace her cultural roots and to explore an unconventional spiritual path are reflected her essays, such as "MyPod," "Burying Saint Joseph," and "Super-Sized Enlightenment". All of these essays were published in Skirt! Magazine.

Cushman’s essay, "Watching," can be found in volume 1, number 2 of the St. Katherine Review. It chronicles her experiences while caring for her ailing father and later a dear friend who were on their deathbeds.

Cushman served as co-director of the 2013 Oxford Creative Nonfiction Conference, a panelist at the 2012 Southern Festival of Books (Nashville), director of the 2011 Memphis Creative Nonfiction Workshop, co-director of the 2010 Oxford Creative Nonfiction Conference, and a panelist at the 2009 Southern Women Writers Conference (Berry College, Rome, Georgia).

Currently, she lives in Memphis, Tennessee, where she is working on a novel about a graffiti writer, a miraculous icon, a fourth century prostitute-turned saint, and an abstract expressionist artist. Her work "Cherry Bomb" made the Short List for the 2011 Faulkner-Wisdom Creative Writing Competition.

At Bookstock 2013 on Saturday, October 5 at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, Cushman will promote her short story, "Chiaroscuro: Shimmer and Shadow," which was published in Circling Faith, a collection of essays by southern women.

Readers can contact Cushman online at



Author Calvin Dean is coming to Central Library on Saturday, October 5 for Bookstock 2013.Calvin Dean, award-winning writer, producer, director and editor, said he likes to stick his nose in the business of America’s Fortune 100 companies.

When he isn’t producing corporate presentations, Dean is churning out children’s books or supernatural, horror, mysteries and thrillers. He is author of The Epitaph of Jonas Barloff, the haunted tale about the mysterious death of a high school senior named Daniel Townsend.

Dean lives with his family in the suburbs of Memphis, Tennessee.

Visit him at or on Twitter @jcalvindean.