— Book Signing at Books Unlimited with Robert Shook autographing his book “A Journey In Courage” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Franklin Folk Festival. “A Journey in Courage” is a heartwarming, three-dimensional walk through history based on the true story of one American family.
— "Tales of Two Gails" authors Gail Kelly Lester and Gail Shepherd Diederich will be signing copies of their book at Books Unlimited in Franklin, Saturday, July 16, 10 a.m. to noon and do readings and presentations at 2 p.m. in the Jammin' Tent at the Franklin Folk Festival. Two friends raised in the Blue Ridge Mountains share true stories of meeting challenges and overcoming hardships filled with inspiration, faith and humor.
Two authors from noon to 2 p.m.:
— Randolph Bulgin, author of “Randolph’s Shop,” “Building Shop,” and “In Pursuit of the Perfect Shop.” From the most popular author in the Village Press metalworking magazines, three books to help new hobbyists and experienced metalworkers build a strong foundation of machining knowledge.
— Dan Maxwell “The Pioneer Abode” The actural account of a man in the mountains of North Georgia and the processes he used to build a home using the pioneer ways.
From 2 to 4 p.m.:
— Matthew Baker “My Mountain Granny” A story of Applachia and Whittier recounting the history of the area and its inhabitants as told to Baker by his mountain granny, Evelyn Howell Beck.
— Sara Doolittle “Lillie’s Smile” Inspired by Doolittle’s memories of her maternal grandmother, “Lillie’s Smile” was written in the hopes of preserving Lillie’s story and heritage.
Outside all day, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.:
— Bill Carver “Branch Water Tales,” “Some More Branch Water Tales,” “When Somebody Comes,” and “Damned.” Three collections of Carver’s fun-filled stories and his newest novel set during WWII.