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Local Authors Debut First Novel at Decatur Book Festival
PIEDMONT, ALABAMA, August 17, 2013–Local authors Jeremy Hicks and Barry Hayes will debut their first novel, Finders Keepers, the initial installment of a fantasy series called The Cycle of Ages Saga at the Decatur Book Festival this Labor Day weekend near Atlanta, Georgia.
According to the festival’s website, this event is the largest independent book festival in the country. Following opening ceremonies, speeches, and author readings on Friday, August 30, authors from around the country will be selling and signing their books on Saturday, Aug. 31, and Sunday, September 1. Authors Hicks and Hayes will be sharing Booth 432 at Decatur Book Festival with Tennessee author Teal Haviland, 2013 UtopYA award winner for her inaugural novel, Inception (the first book of her Reaping Chronicles series).
A native of Alabama, Jeremy Hicks spent several years working as a field archaeologist throughout the Southeast before teaming up with his longtime friend and coauthor, Barry Hayes, to realize a shared creative dream. They created an original horror-fantasy environment (Faltyr™), wrote a screenplay to introduce it, and then started a company (Broke Guys Productions) to promote it. While seeking a buyer for their screenplay, they adapted it into a novelization of the same name. As a result, their first novel, The Cycle of Ages Saga: Finders Keepers, was published by Kerlak Publishing (Dark Oak Press and Media) at the end of July 2013.
For more information on the Decatur Book Festival, check out www.decaturbookfestival.com.