SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2013
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
WHERE: ROBESON COMMUNITY COLLEGE
LUMBERTON, NORTH CAROLINA
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
'Em North Carolina Writers Conference and Book Fair brought together more
than 75 authors, including New York Times bestselling author, Mary Alice
Monroe, Hollywood Producer/Director/Screenwriter/Actor Chuck
Williams and more than 24
award-winning authors, and authors of almost every genre for all ages under one roof to sell and sign their books,
participate in panel discussions and talks, network and interact with
Hollywood Comes to Book 'Em!
Chuck Williams will join us at Book 'Em North Carolina on
Saturday, February 23, 2013 spoke about the
process used in turning books into movies. If you ever wanted
your book to be made into a movie for the big or small screen or
turned into a television series, you didn't want to miss this
Williams has worked as an assistant director to such
Hollywood heavyweights as James Cameron, Rob Cohen, Kathryn
Bigelow, John Badham, Penelope Spheeris and others. He has
produced films for the Sundance Channel, HBO, Showtime and the
Syfy Channel. He also produced Jeff Burr's critically acclaimed
World War II movie, Straight Into
Darkness, released by Universal Studios.
He is also an actor, appearing
on Pirates of the Caribbean: On
Stranger Tides, on Showtimes'
The Carbon Copy and
John Dies at the End.
He performed lead roles on Groom
Up Against the Eight Ball,
Double Blast as well
as countless other films and television series, including
The Young and the Restless.
the day's events,
Carolina Civic Center's Historic Theatre in downtown
Lumberton, NC had a special showing of
Straight Into Darkness, the critically acclaimed
Word War II movie produced by Chuck Williams. He
introduced the movie and provided some background regarding the
making of this film.
Author Mary Alice Monroe to Headline Book 'Em!
Monroe headlined the Book 'Em North Carolina 2013 event
on February 23, 2013.
she found her true calling in environmental fiction when she moved to
coastal South Carolina. Already a successful author, she was captivated
by the beauty and fragility of her new home. Her experiences living in
the midst of a habitat that was quickly changing gave her a strong and
important focus for her books.
Monroe’s novels are published worldwide. She has achieved many
bestseller lists, including the New York Times, USA
Today and SIBA. She has received numerous awards,
including several Readers’ Choice Awards, RT Lifetime Achievement Award,
the 2008 South Carolina Center for the Book Award for Writing and was
featured at the National Festival of the Book. In 2011
The Butterfly’s Daughter won
the International Book Award for Green Fiction. It has also been
selected as a finalist for the 2012 SIBA Book of the Year by the
Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA).
Mary Alice is an active conservationist and serves on the Board of the
South Carolina Aquarium, The Leatherback Trust, and Charleston Literacy
Volunteers. She is a frequent speaker at book festivals, conferences,
and private events.
lives with her family on a barrier island outside Charleston, South
Carolina. Her new novel, Beach House
Memories(May 2012), is the prequel to her bestsellers
The Beach House and
Swimming Lessons. Its
release completes her first trilogy-and
Beach House Memories is currently on the New York
Times bestseller list.
Watch the Book Trailer Below!
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