August 16, 2017


We would like to say a SPECIAL THANK YOU to all our SPONSORS for our 2016 Reading Between the Wines. We had a wonderful evening with music by John Norton, wine tasting provided by Yarbi Cound from International Wines & Craft Beer, and dinner buffet by Saugahatchee Country Club. 

New York Times Bestselling novelist Joshilyn Jackson spoke at the dinner.  Joshilyn spoke about her book The Opposite of Everyone in telling how some of the story line evolved.  She also let the audience ask questions. It was a very relaxing atmosphere and she had everyone laughing about her stories.

She is the author of six novels: Someone Else’s Love Story , gods in Alabama, Between, Georgia, The Girl Who Stopped Swimming, Backseat Saints, and A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty. Her books have been translated into a dozen languages, won SIBA’s novel of the year, three times been a #1 Book Sense Pick, twice won Georgia Author of the Year, and three times been shortlisted for the Townsend prize.

A former actor, Jackson reads the audio versions of her novels; her work in this field has been nominated for the Audie Award, was selected by AudioFile Magazine for their best of the year list, has made the 2012 Audible All-Star list for highest listener ranks/reviews, and garnered three Listen Up Awards from Publisher’s Weekly. In 2012 Jackson began reading the audio versions of books written by other novelists, beginning with Shine Shine Shine by Lydia Netzer.

Her new novel, The Opposite of Everyone launched on February 16th. You can find out more about it HERE.

Samantha Scott from the Auburn University Bookstore was on hand at the event and sold the following books:

Joshilyn was available and signed books and enjoyed talking with everyone.  It was a great event.  We were able to increase our attendance from last year to enhance our presence in the community.
If you have not heard Joshilyn on her audio books, I encourage you to listen to one.  She has a great voice and really draws you into the story line.  You will be looking for other books after  listening to her one time.
Thanks to all that attended to make the event successful.
We are looking forward to planning our 2017 Reading Between the Wines.




Anne Welch


In Honor of Pam LaMar


Fred and Pat Bennett
Jeff and Betsy Stallworth
 Bill and Josie Walsh
Ralph and Carol Womer 









 Lee Lamar
John Norton