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2018 Author Events Through July

March 8, “How Great Thou Art!” First United Methodist Church. Artists and Authors present their works. 20 booths. 180 audience.

May 24: Jewish Book Council, New York. Author Jocelyn Wurzburg presents her book “Jocie: Southern Jewish American Princess, Civil Rights Activist.”

June 13-15 Tennessee Bar Association Convention, Memphis. Authors Book Signing Table.

July 28 Toast of Jackson. Exchange Club. Jackson Fairgrounds. Authors Book Signing Booth.


2017 Author Events


Harbert Alexander: Parkers Crossroads, Humboldt Book Club, Fred Culp Museum in Trenton, Sterling Awards presentation, Boy Scouts, Heritage Festival at Ames Plantation.

West TN Artisan Trail: The Ned Exhibit, December 2017

University School of Jackson Holiday Mart: Authors’ signing booth: Harbert Alexander, Paula Casey, Jacque and Jesse Hillman.

2016 Author Events

The HillHelen Group

Independent Book Publishers Association convention, April 8-10, Salt Lake City, Utah., promoting authors Dr. Charles Cox, Harbert Alexander Sr., Jennifer Rawls, John Potts, Jocelyn Wurzburg and Wanda Stanfill.

Harbert Alexander Sr.


Harbert Alexander

  • Jackson Rotary Club, noon, Wednesday, Feb. 24,  Jackson Country Club.
  • On Museum Day, Saturday, March 12, at the Tennessee River Museum in Savannah, Tennessee, Harbert Alexander will speak and sign his book, “Soldiers, Saints & Sinners: Stories of Long Ago,” from 1 to 3 p.m. The museum is located at 495 Main St. in downtown Savannah. On Museum Day, there is no entrance fee. Also present will be Jesse Hillman of The HillHelen Group with his images of the Shiloh 150th Commemoration.
  • 3:30 p.m., Saturday, March 19, On the Square Gallery & Gifts, 109 N Main St.,Bolivar, Tennessee.
  • Delta Heritage Center, Brownsville, Tenn., book signing, Thursday, April 7, 4 to 6 p.m.
  • Obion County Library, Union City, Tennessee: TBA
  • Congratulations to our author, Harbert Alexander Sr., who received the Jackson-Madison Chapter DAR Award of Excellence for Outstanding Print Media at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 20, in the Memorial Hall of First Presbyterian Church in Jackson, Tennessee. The public is invited to attend. Mr. Alexander’s book, “Soldiers, Saints & Sinners: Stories of Long Ago,” published by The HillHelen Group of Jackson, has been nominated for an Independent Book Publishers Association History Award. The author, a past Madison County historian, also serves on the Tennessee State Museum Commission. He is the author of three other books, “Tales of Madison,” “Old Trails and Tales of Tennessee,” “Autumn Memories,” and the co-author of “Jackson & Madison County: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow.”

Dr. Charles Cox

  • Dr. Charles Cox will speak at the Humboldt Public Library, 115 S 16th Ave, in Humboldt, Tennessee on Thursday, March 17, at 3:30 p.m.

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    Charles Cox, M.D.

  • Author Dr. Charles Cox will debut Parkers Crossroads lectureship series March 19. Charles Cox, M.D., author of “Monument to Healing: Two Soldiers and the Good Death, 1862, 1914” will speak at the inaugural meeting at 10 a.m. March 19 of “The Parkers Crossroads Battlefield Kennerly – Cupples Lectureships” held in the Activities Building at Parkers Crossroads.The lectureship was established in memory of Jim Cupples and in honor of Dan Kennerly. Both men were instrumental in preserving the Parkers Crossroads Battlefield. Dr. Cox will speak on his book and research, including the significance of the railroads in the war, and then open the floor for questions.The meeting will break for lunch at noon and then attendees will tour of a specific area of the battlefield at 1:30 p.m. The complete battlefield tour normally takes several hours. For more information, contact Deborah Teague, Parkers Crossroads Battlefield President, at (731) 845-3114.
  • Upcoming presentations: Jackson Rotary Club, day and time to be set.

Jennifer Rawls

Author Jennifer Rawls of Nashville will speak on “The Next Step”  and sign


Jennifer Rawls

copies of her book, “The Vote,” at noon, Saturday, April 2, at the Women’s Empowerment Conference, held at the Jackson-Madison County Public Library Program Center, 433 E. Lafayette St. in Jackson, Tenn. The free business training conference is a partnership between the library and Jackson Area Business & Professional Women and is funded in part by a grant from the Walmart Foundation. Pre-registration is required by Friday, March 25. To register, call (731) 425-8600 (library) or (731) 423-2234 (JABPW). Registration: 8 to 8:30 a.m. 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.: “Public Speaking,” Mary Jo Middlebrooks. 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.: “Effective Networking,” Deborah Brasfield. 10:30 to 10:45 a.m.:Break.  10:45 to 11:45 a.m.: “Successful Interviewing,” Beth Bates. Noon to 1 p.m.: Luncheon and guest speaker: Jennifer Rawls. Lunch provided at no charge. Health break: 1 to 1:15 p.m. 1:15 to 2:15 p.m.: “Learning to Lead,” Mary Jo Middlebrooks. 2:15 to 3:15 p.m.: “Setting Career Goals,” Beth Bates. 3:15 to 4 p.m.: Final remarks. Course completion certificates awarded.

2015 Author Events

Dr. Charles Cox

  • Fleur-de-Lee Restaurant, Jackson. June 20.
  • Obion County Public Library, Union City, Aug. 8.
  • Mid-West Tennessee Genealogical Society, St. Luke’s., Jackson, 6:30 p.m., Nov. 12.
  • Lewis County Library, Hohenwald, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 14.
  • Middle Tennessee Civil War Show and Sale, Williamson County Expo Park, 4215 Long Lane. Dec. 5 – Dec. 6, Franklin, Tenn.

Cox and Alexander

  • Bank of Jackson, Dec. 3, Jackson.
  • Marilyn Jackson Gifts, Jackson. 5 p.m. Dec. 8.

The HillHelen Group

  • Southern Festival of Books, Nashville, Tenn., Oct. 9-11, booth featuring three authors: Jennifer Rawls, Harbert Alexander, Dr. Charles Cox.