Verse & Vino 2017

November 2, 2017 at Charlotte Convention Center

Featuring New York Times best-selling authors, with emcee Sheri Lynch.

Featured authors:

Kate White apKate White, the former editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, is the New York Times best-selling author of the standalone psychological thrillers The Secrets You Keep, The Wrong Man, Eyes on You, Hush, and The Sixes, as well as six previous Bailey Weggins mysteries. White is also the author of several popular career books for women, including I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This: How to Ask for the Money, Snag the Promotion, and Create the Career You Deserve and editor of the Anthony and Agatha Award-nominated The Mystery Writers of America Cookbook. She lives in New York. New Release: Even If It Kills Her

Jamie Ford Author Photo-Alan Alabastro_

Photo credit: Alan Alabastro_

The son of a Chinese American father, Jamie Ford is author of the New York Times best-sellers Songs of Willow Frost and Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, which won the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature. Having grown up in Seattle, he now lives in Montana with his wife and children. New Release: Love and Other Consolation Prizes


Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell (c) Christian Watson

Photo credit: Christian Watson

Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell are the founders of Beekman 1802, a lifestyle company centered around their farm in Sharon Springs, NY. They were the stars for two seasons of The Fabulous Beekman Boys on Planet Green and the Cooking Channel, and are the authors of three previous cookbooks and a quarterly magazine. Their Beekman 1802 products are featured in stores nationwide. New Release: Beekman 1802: A Seat at the Table

Nikki Giovanni Author PhotoNikki Giovanni, poet, activist, mother, and professor, is a seven-time NAACP Image Award winner and the first recipient of the Rosa Parks Woman of Courage Award, and holds the Langston Hughes Medal for Outstanding Poetry, among many other honors. The author of twenty-eight books and a Grammy nominee for The Nikki Giovanni Poetry Collection, she is the University Distinguished Professor of English at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. New Release: A Good Cry

Wiley Cash authorphotoWiley Cash is the award-winning and New York Times best-selling author of A Land More Kind Than Home and the acclaimed This Dark Road to Mercy. He won the SIBA Book Award, was a finalist for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize and has been nominated for many more awards. A native of North Carolina, he has held residency positions at Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony, and is the writer in residence at the University of North Carolina, Asheville. He lives in Wilmington, North Carolina, with his wife and two daughters. New Release: The Last Ballad

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