Take a break from the packed New Voices New Rooms program and enjoy our featured pre-recorded video! From in-home visits and interviews with authors, to a chance to revisit the powerful Fall Conference keynote event with the Rev. Al Sharpton, to guided tours through publisher lists, to exclusive exhibitor presentations and much, much more, you’re sure to find something that will delight, inform, and entertain. (Not to mention a special guest visit from Wanda…)
The virtual popcorn is on us!
Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, publishes books that help bring the Christian faith to everyday life. Whether through fiction, Christian living, self-help, marriage, family, or youth books, each Revell publication reflects relevance, integrity, and excellence. Learn more at the Revell Virtual Booth!
In the Kitchen with Amanda Cox! Debut author Amanda Cox welcomes you into her kitchen, where she’ll share her favorite Southern comfort foods while discussing her novel, The Edge of Belonging, which tackles issues of homelessness, adoption, discovery, and letting go.
Amanda Cox is a blogger and a curriculum developer for a national nonprofit youth leadership organization, but her first love is communicating through story. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Bible and theology and a master’s degree in professional counseling. Her studies and her interactions with hurting families over a decade have allowed her to create multidimensional characters that connect emotionally with readers. Amanda lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee, with her husband and their three children.
A Visit with Betsy St. Amant! Join author Betsy St. Amant in conversation with Wanda Jewell, as they discuss her charming, inspiring new novel, The Key to Love, which takes fans into the kitchen of a small-town bakery for a romance to savor..
The author of more than fifteen inspirational romances, Betsy St. Amant is a frequent contributor to iBelieve.com. She lives in north Louisiana with her husband, two daughters, a collection of Austen novels, and an impressive stash of pickle-flavored Pringles. When she’s not composing her next book or trying to prove unicorns are real, Betsy can usually be found somewhere in the vicinity of a white chocolate mocha—no whip. Learn more at www.betsystamant.com.
Display shelves, tables, display cabinets, bookcases, work counters, gondolas, micro markets, slatwall and more. Since 1974, Franklin Fixtures has been the gold standard in retail fixtures. Independent retailers who bought our products 30 years ago are still using them. We enjoy being part of that kind of success. Learn more at the Franklin Fixtures Virtual Booth!
Lisa C. Uhrik/ Crafting a “Thank You” space with C.A.R.E.
Join Franklin Fixtures president Lisa Uhrik as she shares how to ensure your store is an oasis, a safe space, a haven to your customers. Using a model developed for these unique times, consider how you can use your fixtures and leverage the mask as an asset rather than an annoyance in connecting people with their books.
The Unnamed Press is a small press with big aspirations. Founded in Los Angeles by Chris Heiser and Olivia Taylor Smith, we publish new and unexpected voices from the US and around the world. We’re really sorry to miss you in person this year, but grateful to be able to connect virtually. Learn more at the Unnamed Virtual Exhibit Booth!
Meet Fariha Róisín
Fariha is an activist, style icon, and author. Her brand new novel Like a Bird follows Taylia Chatterjee, a biracial woman raised in New York City who is forced to leave home and discovers a community of her own. Addressing the fight for racial justice, sex and love, Like a Bird is as intimate and uplifting as it is harrowing and shockingly honest.
Fariha Róisín is an Australian-Canadian writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Al Jazeera, The Guardian, Vice, Fusion, Village Voice, and elsewhere. Her work often explores Muslim identity, race, pop culture, and film. It also examines the intersection of queerness and being a femme of color while navigating a white world.
University Press of Mississippi tells stories of scholarly and social importance that impact our state, region, nation, and world. We are committed to equality, inclusivity, and diversity. Working at the forefront of publishing and cultural trends, we publish books that enhance and extend the reputation of our state and its universities. Learn more at the University Press of Mississippi Virtual Booth!
The University Press of Mississippi 2020 Fall/Winter List
Lawrence Wells / In Faulkner’s Shadow: A Memoir What happens when you marry into a family that includes a Nobel Prize winner who is arguably the finest American writer of the twentieth century? Lawrence Wells, author of In Faulkner’s Shadow: A Memoir, fills this lively tale with stories that answer just that.
Lawrence Wells is the director of Yoknapatawpha Press in Oxford, Mississippi, which he established with his late wife Dean Faulkner Wells. Wells co-founded a quarterly literary journal The Faulkner Newsletter and Yoknapatawpha Review. Author of two historical novels, Rommel and the Rebel and Let the Band Play Dixie, Wells was awarded the 2014 Faulkner-Wisdom gold medal for narrative non-fiction at the Words and Music Festival in New Orleans.
Located in Carol Stream, Illinois, Tyndale House Publishers was founded in 1962 by Dr. Kenneth N. Taylor as a means of publishing The Living Bible. Tyndale publishes Christian fiction, nonfiction, children’s books, and other resources, including Bibles in the New Living Translation (NLT). Learn more at the Tyndale House Publishers Virtual Booth!
Escape to the beach with T. I. Lowe / Beach Haven
Free-spirited Opal Gilbert seems to have everything she needs to keep living a happy life in Sunset Cove as she refurbishes vintage furniture to sell at her funky ocean-side boutique, Bless This Mess. Until Lincoln Cole, a new-to-town ex-Marine nursing deep wounds and harboring hurts he can’t seem to shake, wanders into her shop. Opal knows a person in need when she sees one and offers Lincoln a job in her workshop. But the brooding former soldier has no interest in Opal’s offer…
Tonya “T. I.” Lowe is a native of coastal South Carolina. In 2014, Tonya independently published her first novel, Lulu’s Café, which quickly became a bestseller. Now the author of 12 published novels with hundreds of thousands of copies sold, she knows she’s just getting started and has many more stories to tell. She resides near Myrtle Beach with her family.
Can’t get enough of the fantastic writers and publishers participating in New Voices New Rooms? Enjoy these earlier virtual events with indie booksellers and their customers from the Reader Meet Writer Author Series. Learn more about Reader Meet Writer!
The Rev. Al Sharpton Fall Conference Keynote Event