Authors’ Circle


The Book Harvest Authors’ Circle is a group of authors who believe passionately in the power of books to make a difference in children’s lives. These talented writers serve as a resource to Book Harvest, providing guidance and leadership as needed and joining the organization at events to promote our mission and vision.  We thank each of these remarkable authors for sharing our dream of books for all children!

Daniel Wallace, Chair

John Claude Bemis
Nicholas Dawidoff
Sarah Dessen
Frances O’Roark Dowell
Jaki Shelton Green
Allan Gurganus
Django Haskins
Joan Holub
J.J. Johnson
Kelly Starling Lyons
Frances Mayes
Jill McCorkle
Mary Parry
Lee Smith
John Stanley
Tim Tyson
Mike Wiley
Stephen Zapotozcny

Below:  authors Sarah Dessen, Daniel Wallace, and Randall Kenan at Book Harvest’s Dream Big Book Drive on MLK Day; author Kelly Starling Lyons visits Book Harvest with her 2016 counting book, One More Dino on the Floor; author Lee Smith with Book Harvest founder and executive director Ginger Young in November 2015; author Frances O’Roarke Dowell sharing her reason for reading at the 2015 Dream Big celebration; and author J.J. Johnson talks with Durham Mayor Bill Bell at Dream Big on MLK Day.



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