Local authors get their time in the sun this week at the Friends of the Library Book Sale.
Starting today, the fundraiser for Friends of the Chattanooga Public Library will fill the inside of Eastgate Town Center, 5600 Brainerd Road, with tens of thousands of books and other media. But in an added plus, many local authors will be on hand at some point during the 10-day sale, selling and signing copies of their books and doing readings.
Twenty percent of the local authors' profits will be donated to Friends of the Library, which supports library initiatives not funded by the city, including literacy programs, staff appreciation and development and projects for children and teens.
The sale runs through Monday, Sept. 30; its hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays.
For more information, call the library at 423-757-5310.
Here is a schedule of the various local authors:
11-11:30 a.m.: Bob Biles, political fiction
Noon-12:30 p.m.: Ray Zimmerman, poetry
12:30-1 p.m.: Barbara Tucker, literary fiction
1-1:30 p.m.: Lora Lindy, romantic suspense
1:30-2 p.m.: Grant Fetters, fiction, paranormal, adventure
11:30 a.m.-noon: Lora Lindy, romantic suspense
Noon-12:30 p.m.: Bruce Majors, poetry
12:30-1 p.m.: Francine Fuqua, historical fiction
1-1:30 p.m.: Helga Kidder, poetry
1:30-2 p.m.: K.B. Ballentine, poetry
Noon-1 p.m.: Tim Champlin, Western fiction
1-1:30 p.m.: Francine Fuqua, historical fiction
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.: Nancy Wahler, L. Mahayla Smith and Rusty Webb, short stories
Noon-12:30 p.m.: Ardy Baird Sauls, memoir
12:30-1 p.m.: Becky Wooley, humorous mystery
1-1:30 p.m.: Paula Lytle, nonfiction
1:30-2 p.m.: Bruce Majors, poetry
11:30 a.m.-noon: Becky Wooley, humorous mystery
Noon-12:30 p.m.: Janie Dempsey Watts, historical Southern fiction
1-2 p.m.: Karen Zacharias and Ann Hite, Southern fiction
11-11:30 a.m.: J.N. Howard, nonfiction
1:30-2 p.m.: Ellen Phillips, consumer advocacy
Saturday, Sept. 28
11-11:30 a.m.: Michael Gardner (read by George Taylor), survivalist fiction
Noon-12:30 p.m.: Lora Lindy, romantic suspense
12:30-1 p.m.: Victoria Thurman, humorous romance
1-1:30 p.m.: Bob Biles, political fiction
1:30-2 p.m.: Kathryn Primm, nonfiction
Sunday, Sept. 29
Noon-12:30 p.m.: Grant Fetters, fiction, paranormal, adventure
12:30-1 p.m.: Finn Bille, poetry
1-1:30 p.m.: Thomas Balazs, dark comedy, short stories
1:30-2 p.m.: Lora Lindy, romantic suspense