2020 Featured Authors

  The Review Process for Selecting Our 2022 Featured Authors is Underway!

In the meantime, take a look at our previous writers from 2020. 

If you are interested in applying to be a Featured Author for 2022,  this is how it works. The Dahlonega Literary Festival has two levels of authors: Featured Authors and Regional Writers.  Featured Authors are well known, published authors who are invited to attend our Festival. The DLF programs are designed around them. ​Regional Writers are authors who are published with traditional publishers or self-published. They have perhaps written several books or perhaps just one. They are usually from the Southeastern United States, but we accept applications from authors who live anywhere. 

Please check back from time to time to see the Featured Authors who are coming. As we assemble our collection of Featured Authors we will post their brief biographies and provide a book cover and plot summary of one of their books.  

Also, check out our Regional Writer lineup under our Regional Writer heading to view pictures and brief biographies of our Regional Writers and their book covers and plot summaries.

Featured Authors  & Books

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Jacob M. Appel

Jeffrey Bennett

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Henry Carrigan

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Joe Crespino

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Bill Curry

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Carolyn Curry

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Cassandra King (Conroy)

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Tracey Laird

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Erica G. Mason

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Dana Middleton

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Brian Panowich

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Anna Schachner

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Rona Simmons

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Mark Warren

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Karen White

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Beverly Willett

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