Georgia Southern University

Inaugural Southern Authors Expo held at Georgia Southern on Saturday

Georgia Southern’s Alumni Association will host the Southern Authors Expo at the University Store on Saturday, April 9, 1-3 p.m. For the first time in University history, more than 20 alumni-turned-authors will be featured at the Expo and will be selling, signing and exhibiting their books.

“Southern Authors is another example of the great things Georgia Southern alumni are doing in their lives,” said Wendell Tompkins, senior director of Alumni Relations/Annual Giving. “Since the start of Southern Authors, we have identified 136 authors who have written more than 200 books. This is a wonderful testament to the creativity and diversity of our alumni.”

Author Ross Kelly, son of legend and music Hall of Famer, Emma Kelly, will share from his newest book What’s your favorite song?: The Life, Family and Music of George and Emma Kelly, a follow-up to The Lady of 6,000 Songs. Local alumnus Bob Green will feature his many devotional and parenting books. Other writers will showcase everything from children’s and history books to military non-fictions and religious devotionals.

Featured authors also include Francene Breakfield, Shana Burton, Teresa Carter, Harris Churchwell, Briana Cole, Janice M. Johnson,  Andrea Miller, Chris Mitchell, Michelle Mitchell,  Wendi Nunnery, Terry Oatts, David Osborne, Chiquita Polite, Kathey Porter, Reagan Saula, Nathan Skipper, Gary Smith, Jennifer Valeri, Stan Brobston, David Hodges and Sha-Rhonda Davis.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information on the Expo, contact Angela Harn, senior director of campaign promotions for the Office of University Advancement, at 912-478-1704 or

Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/Research University founded in 1906, offers approximately 125 degree programs serving nearly 20,500 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement. Georgia Southern is recognized for its student-centered and hands-on approach to education.


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