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Brenau University showcases its authors
Alumni to share experiences about the publishing industry
Photographer and writer Lee Anne White, a 1982 graduate of Brenau University, speaks at a release for her new book, “The Mutable Sea,” at Brenau’s Norcross campus. She will speak about her experiences at the Brenau Trustee Library on the Gainesville campus Friday.

Alumni Authors Showcase

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday

Where: Brenau Trustee Library, 1 Cenntennial Circle, Gainesville

Cost: Free

Brenau University will feature graduates who have produced books on a variety of subjects ranging from a photographic record of the Georgia coast to how to dress for divorce in the first Alumni Authors Showcase from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday at the Brenau Trustee Library on the historic Gainesville campus.

The free event provides opportunities for individuals to meet and talk with Brenau alumni authors one-on-one, buy books and get authors’ signatures. Books will be for sale through the university’s Barnes & Noble campus bookstore. Visitors can enter to win a Barnes & Noble gift card.

Featured Brenau authors include Chris Barber from Hoschton, a 1982 graduate who served for years as a police SWAT squad officer before turning to writing. His book, “Charging Your Mind-set,” is geared toward circumstances, a positive lifestyle and the importance of settling a crisis.

Shakeera Forrest of Atlanta is a 2010 Brenau graduate pursuing her Ph.D. in marketing from Walden University. Her book, “Are You Who You Want 2 Be? Trust Your Intuition,” examines her journey growing up without parents and how she applied techniques to become successful.

Lynn M. Jones earned a master’s degree from Brenau in 2004 and is a professor of interior design at the university. She recently completed an update to her book, “Beginnings of Interior Environments.”

1991 graduate Brandy Nagel is a marketing catalyst and social media coach. Her first book, “From Wedding Gown to Divorce Dress: 12 Things to Do with Your Wedding Gown After the Divorce is Final,” is a witty and whimsical take on, well, what to do with the wedding dress after the divorce is final. Her Digitally Famous books provide advice on visibility campaigns for job seekers and small-business owners.

Lee Anne White, a 1982 graduate from Cumming, is an artist, photographer and gardening expert. Her books, which include “The Mutable Sea,” “Her Own Way” and “Patio & Walkway Ideas That Work,” invite readers to explore the creative process and tap into their creative potential.

Mary Pat Ward King will represent her 1972 Brenau classmate, the late Kitty McKenna Brothers, author of “Kookin’ With Kitty,” inspired after Kitty’s seven-year battle with cancer. 

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