Meet Authors. Buy Books. Get them signed!

Saturday, October 28, 2017 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Duke Energy Convention Center

Free Admission


And no, that is not one of them to the left- that’s Biscuit, created by Alyssa Capucilli… and here are some more authors that will be appearing at BBTB 2011! You can view the full list here

Chris Bohjalian, The Night Strangers

Chris Bohjalian is the author of fourteen books, including the New York Times bestsellers, Secrets of Eden, Skeletons at the


Feast, The Double Bind, Before You Know Kindness, The Law of Similars, and Midwives. He graduated from Amherst College, and lives in Vermont with his wife and daughter.


Alyssa Capucilli, the Biscuit series

Alyssa Satin Capucilli is the author of the popular books about the little yellow puppy named Biscuit as well as the My First I Can Read Book Pedro’s Burro, illustrated by Paul Estrada. She lives in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.

Brock Clarke, Exley

Brock Clarke is the author of two previous novels and two short story collections. He lives in Portland, Maine, and teaches at Bowdoin college.


Judy Collins, Sweet Judy Blue Eyes: My Life in Music

Judy Collins has recorded more than forty albums over her illustrious career. With several top-ten hits, Grammy nominations, and gold- and platinum-selling albums to her credit, she has also written several books and has her own music label, Wildflower Records.


Maggie Green, The Kentucky Fresh Cookbook

Maggie Green owns The Green Apron Company, a consulting firm specializing in culinary nutrition and cookbook development. As a cookbook editor Maggie has edited several well-known trade cookbooks including the 75th Anniversary Edition of the Joy of Cooking. She lives in Northern Kentucky with her husband, the best male cook she knows, and their three children.



Will Hillenbrand, Sneeze, Big Bear, Sneeze; Mother Goose Picture Puzzles; and Spring is Here

Will Hillenbrand is the acclaimed illustrator of many popular books, including Counting Crocodiles by Judy Sierra and Kiss the Cow by Phyllis Root. He lives with his family in Terrace Park, Ohio.


Dennis Lehane, Moonlight Mile

Dennis Lehane was born and raised in Dorchester, Massachusetts. He has written eight novels, A Drink Before the War; Darkness, Take My Hand; Sacred; Gone, Baby, Gone; Prayers for Rain; Mystic River; Shutter Island; and The Given Day.

He lives in the Boston, Massachusetts, area.

Paula McLain, The Paris Wifepariswife-197x300

Paula McLain received an MFA in poetry from the University of Michigan and has been a resident of Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony. She is the author of two collections of poetry, as well as a memoir, Like Family, and a first novel, A Ticket to Ride. She lives in Cleveland with her family.




Robert Morgan, Lions of the West: Heroes and Villains of the Westward Expansion

Robert Morgan was raised on his family’s farm in the North Carolina mountains. The author of books of poetry and fiction, including the bestselling novel Gap Creek, he now lives in Ithaca, New York, where he teaches at Cornell University.

Dolen Perkins-Valdez, Wench

Dolen Perkins-Valdez’s fiction and essays have appeared in Robert Olen Butler Prize Stories 2009, The Kenyon Review , PMS: PoemMemoirStory , North Carolina Literary Review, and the Richard Wright Newsletter . She is a former University of California postdoctoral fellow and graduate of Harvard