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Here is a list of all of the Authors that will YOU WILL MEET at the Titanic Pigeon Forge Authors’ Week event on April 1-7, 2013 in Pigeon Forge, Tn.

Lee W. Merideth:    

1912 Facts about Titanic and an updated companion book, Titanic Names: A Complete List of the Passengers and Crew, (Titanic Centennial Edition.)
Both books explore fascinating lesser-known facts about the ship, from her creation, the passengers, crew, the sinking, her discovery and salvage operations.  After 100 years, significant questions remain.  Answers to these and hundreds of other obscure facts are presented in these two, easy-to-read volumes.
Lee Merideth is a long-time Titanic historian and the author of several Civil War  
reference books. Purchase Here

Bruce M. Caplan                    The Sinking of the Titanic -1912 Survivor Accounts.
Logan Marshall’s original 1912 classic, abridged and edited by Bruce M. Caplan.
Also available on CD
Logan Marshallinterviewed the survivors in the immediate aftermath of the disaster.  Their raw testimonies fill the pages of this book with unflinching honesty and drama.  It is well establish in Titanicliterary circles as “the must have book” in every Titanic enthusiast’s library.
Bruce M. Caplan took the original work and edited and abridged the book to include new information.  Today, he is much sought-after public speaker and is considered a premier Titanic expert.  Business man and author, Caplan resides in Washington state with his wife Esther. 

Tammy Knox:

  Trapped on the Titanicis a work of children’s historical fiction set in 2012 but hauntingly played out in 1912 aboard Titanic. This mystery thriller begins when Callie, an impressionable eight-grader, visits a Titanic museum attraction and is suddenly engulfed in a scary 100-year-old mystery. An old photograph of a crying young girl (who looks exactly like Callie) triggers the action that exposes family secrets, spooky encounters, ghosts of her family’s past and espionage.
Tammy S. Knoxgrew up with a vivid imagination and developed a love of history and writing early on. The characters and events of her stories are drawn from her family, world travel experiences and a deep curiosity of the world around her. Knox is a married   stay-at-home mom and home-schools her daughters. Purchase Here


Ken Rossignol: 

Titanic 1912 – The Original News Stories
News gathering in 1912, not unlike today, often jumped-the-gun before all of the facts were known.  Titanic 1912  takes a hard look at the original newspaper coverage of the disaster and sorts out the true facts from the gross exaggerations that appeared in newspapers, worldwide.   This book provides a unique look-back into 1912 news reporting  by a renowned, 21stcentury journalist     
After covering hard news for 22 years, Ken Rossignol has been devoting full time to writing and is a sought-after, international maritime history speaker.   Purchase Here
Daniel Butler


The Other Side of the Night & Unsinkable
Two Titanic books that explore the epic story from dramatically different perspectives.
The Other Side of the Night – The Carpathia, the Californian, and the Night Titanic Was Lost.  While Titanic was sinking,, there was another amazing drama being played out on the decks of two other ships, one 58 miles distant from Titanic,the other barely 10 miles away.  Captains on both ships knew Titanic was doomed  but  only one would take his ship into dangerous waters to answer the call for help, while the other would decide the risk was too great, and sailed away. This book reveals what actually happened aboard the Titanic, the Carpathia and the Californian.
Unsinkable – The Full Story of the RMS Titanic explores every facet of the Titanic’s history, from her conception to her fateful collision to salvage attempts. The author presents a contemporary view of the crew and the passengers aboard, providing a fresh look at this incredible story. “The best treatment of the unlucky liner’s saga since Walter Lord’s A Night to Remember.”  – Washington Times
Daniel Allen Butlerbrings more than 30 years of research to shed new light on the tragedy. His is a military historian and internationally recognize authority on maritime subjects.  He lives in Los Angeles. Purchase Here

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Yvonne Lehman: 


Hearts That Surviveis a Titanic love story that spans generations.  It’s the tangled tale of a young railroad heiress and a toy train maker who take their wedding vows at sea on Titanic’s Grand Staircase. In their quest for happiness, their love affair goes beyond the barriers of 1912 society – and there’s a price to pay. On the night of the sinking, their fate was in the hands of God as they clung to the hope that their love was more powerful than pain and loss.
Yvonne Lehman is the award-winning author of 48 novels including mainstream, inspirational romance.  She is founder of the Blue Ridge Christian Writers Conference.


Allan Wolf :                                            The Watch that Ends the Night
                                    Voices from the TITANIC
On Sunday, April 14, 1912 the RMS Titanic, the largest and most luxurious ship in the world is 1,400 miles out to sea. More than 2,000 men, women and children are on board, each with a story to tell. The voices in this unique recreation of the disaster span classes and stations, from first-class millionaire John Jacob Astor to Margaret (“the unsinkable Molly”) Brown to Captain E.J. Smith; from the lookout and wireless men to a young boy in search of dragons and a gambler in search of fools with money to lose.
This fascinating novel offers a breathtaking, intimate look into the lives of passengers and crew, told with astounding emotional power.
Allan Wolf, an expert poet and storyteller is the author of the award-winning New Found Land: Lewis and Clark’s Voyage of Discovery and the young adult novel Zane’s Trace.
He lives in Asheville, North Carolina. Purchase Here


Luke Copas                                              Facts for Kids About the Titanic
In 2010, ten-year-old Luke Copas of Kodak, Tennessee, presented a small manuscript he had written about the RMS Titanic to Mary Kellogg Joslyn, co-owner of the Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. It was a child’s encyclopedia of all things Titanic, drawn from research, reality and a boy’s vivid imagination. “He has an amazing talent,” Kellogg-Joslyn said. Unbeknownst to him, she made a few calls and landed him a book deal!
Luke Copas was a fourth grader at Northern Primary School in Kodak, Tenn. when he assembled his carefully researched notes and wrote a book aboutTitanic for a child authors’ conference.  One year later, his book was published.  The positive response has encouraged young Luke to pursue a writing career. Purchase Here


Julie Hedgepeth Williams                                  A Rare TITANIC Family
                                                                            The Caldwell Story of Survival
This is the dramatic true story of Titanic survivors, Albert and Sylvia Caldwell as told to Julie Williams by her great-uncle, Albert Caldwell.
On the day of their wedding in 1909, Albert and Sylvia, idealistic young Presbyterian missionaries from the American Midwest, set out to Siam (now Thailand), eager to serve God and see the world – but things went terribly wrong and in 1912 they had to flee Siam with their 10-month-old son, Alden.  Their adventures back to the States had stretched half-way around the world by the time they reached Titanic. Five days later their faith was tested as never before.
Julie Williams – After working as a journalist in North Caroline, she received a master’s and PhD from the University of Alabama and is the past president of the American Journalism Historians Association. She and her husband, Evan have two sons. Purchase Here


June Hall McCash                                         A Titanic Love Story

A Titanic Love Storytraces the life of Isidor and Ida Straus, both German and Jewish immigrants, Civil War survivors and wealthy owners of Macy’s Department Store in New York City. The two were soul mates who were committed to the welfare of their family, their city, their country and to those less fortunate than themselves. They were inseparable, even when faced with certain death aboard Titanic.  The historical significance of their lives illuminates the pages of this new biographical study.
June Hall McCashis the author, co-author, or editor of nonfiction works and a historical novel, for which she won the 2011 Georgia Author of the Year Award. She divides her time between Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Jekyll Island, Georgia. Purchase Here


Kristen Iversen   Molly Brown:Unraveling the Myth – The True Life Story of the Titanic’s Most Famous Survivor

When Margaret Tobin Brown arrived in New York City after her perilous night in Titanic’s Lifeboat Six, a legend was born. With fame she became “The Unsinkable Molly Brown,” but in the process her life story was distorted beyond recognition.  Kristen Iversen sets the record straight in the first in-depth biography of this American icon.
Kristen Iversengrew up in Colorado and holds a Ph.D in English and has taught at universities around the country and is an honored author of creative non-fiction books. Purchase Here

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