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Bookstock 2013 Authors - An'Derecco to Baker

Author An'Derecco is coming to Central Library on Saturday, October 5 for Bookstock 2013.An’Derecco is a former banker, educator, and an American novelist. He was born in Laurel, Mississippi in 1978 and was raised in Waynesboro, Mississippi. His father worked as a trucker and his mother as an educator. Encouraged by his family, young An’Derecco was an avid reader, especially influenced by the work of E. Lynn Harris.

In 1994, he became an ordained minister, and in 1997, he attended Jones County Junior College. In 2001, An’Derecco received a B.S. degree in Business Administration from Alcorn State University and his M.Ed. in Special Education from University of West Alabama in 2013. While studying at ASU, An’Derecco wrote his first novel, but it wasn’t until 2011 that he decided to self-publish.

His work includes Undercover Lies and Torn.

In his spare time, An’Derecco said he likes to travel, read, listen to music, watch television and movies, socialize, and spend time with family. Currently, he resides in Jackson, Mississippi.

 

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Author Marilou Awiakta is coming to Central Library on Saturday, October 5 for Bookstock 2013.Marilou Awiakta is a poet, storyteller, and essayist. She grew up in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Awiakta’s unique weaving of her Cherokee and Appalachian heritages has attracted national and international recognition, beginning in the early 1980s, when the U.S. Information Agency chose her first two books, Abiding Appalachia: Where Mountain and Atom Meet (poetry) and Rising Fawn and the Fire Mystery (novella), for the global tour of its cultural centers.

Awiakta’s life and work are profiled in the Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States, which includes honors and awards such as “Distinguished Tennessee Writer” (1989).

Awiakta says: “The sustaining root of my life has been my husband Paul, our family and the Spirit that binds the universe as one.”

 

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Author Bianca Baker is coming to Central Library on Saturday, October 5 for Bookstock 2013.Bianca Baker is a top salesperson, singer, songwriter, motivator, and aspiring writer. She wrote her first children’s book at age ten.

Baker said she believes that life is a talent given to everyone.

Baker’s book, I’m Jussa Girl, is a humorously-satisfying self-help book. Meant to help women choose their friends wisely, this piece defines women’s characteristics in a distinct way!

Baker will attend Bookstock 2013 at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library on Saturday, October 5, 2013.