JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Northeast Spruill Oaks Library in Johns Creek will present another of its “meet the author” programs, Thursday, Sept, 26, 6:30 p.m.
Join Cassandra King from L.A. (that’s Lower Alabama, y’all) as she speaks about her newest book, “Moonrise,” and about her life as a popular Southern author.
King grew up about as Southern as it gets. She was raised in the small farming community of Pinckard, Ala., on a peanut farm. She decided at an early age that she wanted to be a writer, writing stories she read to her friends at recess.
After getting her BA in English in 1967 at Alabama College (now the University of Montevallo), she married and began rearing a family. In the late 1980s, she returned to Matevallo to earn an MFA where her thesis was what was to become her first novel, “Making Waves in Zion,” published in 1995.
Today, she lives in South Carolina with her second husband, novelist Pat Conroy. Her fiction has won a wide following everywhere, especially in the American south.
Often told in first person, her novels portray strong and memorable characters who struggle with the same timely issues and dilemmas that readers face in their own lives.
Northeast/Spruill Oaks Branch is at 9560 Spruill Road. For information call 770-360-8820.