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It’s All About The Books

The Rose Glen Literary Festival 2017 was held on Saturday, February 25, 2017.  Elyse Bruce and Thomas D. Taylor as well as  the Sevierville Chamber of Commerce, the Sevier County Public Library System, Friends of the King Family Library, the Sevierville Convention Center, WVLT-TV, and Old Mill Pigeon River Pottery  sponsored the event, now in its eighth year.

The event was a rousing success and had notable speakers such as Pulitzer prize nominee Ben Montgomery, renowned forensic anthropologist Dr. Bill Bass and author and television documentary maker Jon Jefferson of Jefferson Bass book fame, and Georgia Author of the Year Award winner June Hall McCash.

DR. BILL BASS of JEFFERSON BASS and ELYSE BRUCE.
ELYSE BRUCE and JON JEFFERSON of JEFFERSON BASS.

Thomas D. Taylor and Elyse Bruce were commissioned for the second year in a row to create a painting for the Rose Glen Literary Festival 2017 poster.  We included two book covers in the painting.  One was “Death’s Acre” by Dr. Bill Bass and Jon Jefferson.  The second was “Titanic” by June Hall McCash.  Dr. McCash was thrilled to see her book featured so prominently in the Taylor/Bruce painting.

AUTHOR JUNE HALL McCASH.

This year’s program in pdf can be downloaded by clicking HERE.

ROSE GLEN LITERARY FESTIVAL 2017 POSTER.

Missy Barrett and the Congressman

Days before the latest Missy Barrett Adventure book was launched, Bill Darden, field representative from Congressman Phil Roe’s office got a sneak peek at “Barnstormin’.

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           Bill Darden, field representative for Congressman Phil Roe, and Elyse Bruce (August 2016).

Elyse was delighted to hear Mr. Darden suggest that perhaps it’s time for Missy Barrett to learn about Congress, and as a follow-up, Elyse is discussing  this possibility with Congressman Roe’s office.  Keep an eye out for updates on this exciting news!