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Tim Green signs PINCH HIT

Trevor and Sam are nearly identical in appearance, but their lives couldn't be any more different. Trevor has a lead role in a major feature film and lives in a Bel Air mansion. But even though he seems to have everything, he can't get the one thing he truly wants: the opportunity to play baseball for real.

Tim Green, for many years a star defensive end with the Atlanta Falcons, is a man of many talents. He’s the author of such gripping adult books as the New York Times bestselling The Dark Side of the Game and American Outrage. Tim graduated covaledictorian from Syracuse University and was a first-round draft pick. He later earned his law degree with honors, and he has also worked as an NFL commentator for FOX Sports and NPR.

Mr. Green will also be joining us as a guest speaker on THACKER MOUNTAIN RADIO at 6pm

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ISBN: 9780062012463
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Published: HarperCollins - March 20th, 2012

Sarah Frances Hardy signs PUZZLED BY PINK

Sarah Frances Hardy lives in Oxford, Mississippi, where she took an early retirement from practicing law to paint and write full time.

Sarah Frances’s debut PUZZLED BY PINK, pitched as “Wednesday Addams meets Fancy Nancy”, which she wrote and illustrated will be published by Viking Children’s Books in 2012. Sarah Frances also writes middle grade novels which are set in the South. She is inspired by her three daughters, who each couldn’t be more different.


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ISBN: 9780670013203
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - April 12th, 2012

Rachel Hawkins signs SPELL BOUND

Hailed as “impossible to put down,” the Hex Hall series has both critics and teens cheering. With a winning combination of romance, action, magic and humor, this third volume will leave readers enchanted.

Just as Sophie Mercer has come to accept her extraordinary magical powers as a demon, the Prodigium Council strips them away. Now Sophie is defenseless, alone, and at the mercy of her sworn enemies—the Brannicks, a family of warrior women who hunt down the Prodigium.  Or at least that’s what Sophie thinks, until she makes a surprising discovery. The Brannicks know an epic war is coming, and they believe Sophie is the only one powerful enough to stop the world from ending. But without her magic, Sophie isn’t as confident. Sophie’s bound for one hell of a ride—can she get her powers back before it’s too late?

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ISBN: 9781423121329
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Published: Hyperion Books - March 13th, 2012

Jane O'Connor signs FANCY NANCY

Jane O'Connor is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Fancy Nancy series.

Fancy Nancy is a young girl with a larger than life personality, who adores all things fancy. She always dresses extravagantly, wearing boas, tutus, ruby slippers, fairy wings, and fuzzy slippers. Nancy loves using big fancy words such as "iridescent", "ecstatic", and "extraordinary" and anything in French. She has redecorated her bedroom with everyday items, such as feather boas, Christmas lights, paper flowers, and hats. Her favorite doll is named Marabelle Lavinia Chandelier.



Claudia Gray is the pseudonym of New Orleans–based writer Amy Vincent, the author of the New York Times bestselling Evernight series. She has worked as a lawyer, a journalist, a disc jockey, and an extremely poor waitress. Her grandparents' copy of Mystery of the Unexplained is probably the genesis of her fascination with most things mysterious and/or inexplicable, such as the Titanic and werewolves.
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ISBN: 9780061961182
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Published: Harper Teen - March 6th, 2012

Augusta Scattergood signs GLORY BE

Former librarian and children’s book reviewer Augusta Scattergood has devoted her life and career to getting books into the hands of young readers. Her reviews and articles have appeared in THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, DELTA MAGAZINE, the ST. PETERSBURG TIMES, and other publications. Additionally, Augusta is an avid blogger. Please visit her blog here. She lives in St. Pete Beach, Florida.

About the book: A Mississippi town in 1964 gets riled when tempers flare at the segregated public pool.

As much as Gloriana June Hemphill, or Glory as everyone knows her, wants to turn twelve, there are times when Glory wishes she could turn back the clock a year. Jesslyn, her sister and former confidante, no longer has the time of day for her now that she’ll be entering high school. Then there’s her best friend, Frankie. Things have always been so easy with Frankie, and now suddenly they aren’t. Maybe it’s the new girl from the North that’s got everyone out of sorts. Or maybe it’s the debate about whether or not the town should keep the segregated public pool open.

Augusta Scattergood has drawn on real-life events to create a memorable novel about family, friendship, and choices that aren’t always easy.


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ISBN: 9780545331807
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Published: Scholastic Press - January 1st, 2012

Margi Preus signs HEART OF A SAMURAI

Margi Preus has written many popular plays and picture books for
children. She teaches a children’s literature course at the College of
St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota, where she writes for Colder by the
Lake Comedy Theater and also watches for whales on Lake Superior. Visit
her online at

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ISBN: 9781419702006
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Published: Amulet Books - February 1st, 2012

Lincoln Peirce signs BIG NATE ON A ROLL

Lincoln Peirce is a cartoonist-writer and the creator of the comic strip Big Nate, which appears in 200 U.S. newspapers. He lives with his family in Portland, Maine.

Big Nate is on a roll!

Nate’s a big deal in his scout troop . . . until Artur—aka Mr. Perfect—joins up. Now Nate’s stuck in second place. And Artur means business.

Will Nate take the grand prize? Or wipe out, big time?


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By Lincoln Peirce, Lincoln Peirce (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780061944383
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Published: HarperCollins - August 16th, 2011