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Silas House names winner of Transylvania University’s inaugural Young literary award

  Author Silas House selected a fast-paced Kentucky mystery as the inaugural winner of Transylvania University’s Judy Gaines Young Book Award, which honors a work from the Appalachian region.   Silas House (Photo provided) The Next Time You See Me, the debut novel from Holly Goddard Jones, chronicles a woman’s disappearance in a rural Kentucky town and the secrets its residents are keeping.   “I...

Kentucky authors featured in Great Writers Series event at Lexington’s Carnegie Center

The Kentucky Great Writers Series continues at The Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning in Lexington on Tuesday, June 3, at 7:30 p.m. with three writers reading from their works.   The free evening features writers Sarah Combs, Angela Correll and Holly Goddard Jones.   Combs, born in Louisville and resident in Lexington, writes young adult fiction and published Breakfast Served Anytime...

George Ella Lyon, Bobbie Ann Mason, Sena Jeter Naslund at UofL Women’s Book Festival

(Photo from UofL)   The ultimate book club meeting will occur when readers and writers convene for the Eighth Annual Kentucky Women’s Book Festival at the University of Louisville on Saturday, May 17, in the Ekstrom Library.   Author presentations, book sales, book signings and a luncheon will give participants a chance to connect over their favorite pastimes: reading, writing and talking...