Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The book launch party for 'Ladies' Night,' the Avondale Estates author's new novel, will be held June 3 at the Kudzu Antique Market in Sandy Springs.
The launch party for Ladies' Night, the latest novel by Avondale Estates author Mary Kay Andrews (known locally as Kathy Trocheck), will be held 6 p.m. June 3 at the Kudzu Antique Market at 6450 Roswell Road in Sandy Springs. Trocheck said in an email the party was moved out of Decatur because of space and parking issues. Her previous two book launches had been held at at the Harbour Bar and Fish House and the now-closed Feast. Ladies' Night is her 20th book. This is a ticketed event. For $35 you get an autographed hardback copy of Ladies' Night, a swag bag of goodies, appetizers, drinks and free parking. A DJ will spin tunes and drawings will be held for prizes and "everything you'd expect at a true Ladies' Night," Trocheck said. A …
Sunday, June 3, 2012
The author who writes under the name Mary Kay Andrews will donate a portion of the proceeds to the Decatur Cooperative Ministry.
Best-selling author Mary Kay Andrews, known to locals as Kathy Trocheck of Avondale Estates, will hold a book launch party for her new novel, "Spring Fever," at 5:30 p.m. Monday, June 4, at the Harbour Bar and Fish House at 129 Church St., Decatur. Trocheck said part of the proceeds from the $35 ticket (which includes the hardback book, a swag bag and appetizers and drink ticket) goes to Decatur Cooperative Ministries. Counting "Spring Fever," Trocheck has written nine novels as Mary Kay Andrews and 10 under her own name. To know more, visit her website at www.marykayandrews.com.
Friday, March 9, 2012
Avondale Estates resident talks about her path to literary success.
You may see a familiar face soon at the local news stand. Kathy Trocheck of Avondale Estates, who writes bestsellers like Summer Rental under the name Mary Kay Andrews, has made the cover of the March/April edition of Writer's Digest, a venerable publication about the literary business. The cover headline says, "The Belle of Beach Reads On Finding Your Niche." She gives a long question-and-answer interview in the magazine in which she discusses her productive career and the process she goes through to write a novel. And lots of times I go away. My children are out of the house—we’re empty nesters—but there are still a lot of distractions at home. When I was writing Summer Rental I rented a cottage on Nag’s Head several different times, …
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Mary Kay Andrews and six other writers will have a drink with you -- if you're the top bidder.
Mary Kay Andrews is on the New York Times best-seller list, and you can spend an hour with her at a local pub, for a price. Andrews, a part-time resident of a 1926 Craftsman bungalow in Avondale Estates, is one of seven authors who have agreed to spend an hour with the highest bidder to raise money for youth literacy programs in Decatur. The Decatur Education Foundation will auction off an hour at the Brick Store Pub with Andrews and Joshilyn Jackson, Susan Rebecca White, Clyde Edgerton, Lauren Myracle, Andisheh Nouraee and Hal Needham, a former Hollywood stuntman and director of "Smokey and the Bandit." All of the authors will be appearing at the AJC Decatur Book Festival Presented by DeKalb Medical on Labor Day weekend. Andrews' books …
Thursday, July 21, 2011
The Decatur Book Festival will feature an Atlanta Opera presentation about an original children’s opera based on the tales of Brer Rabbit popularized by Joel Chandler Harris.
A rock star, a home-town celebrity cat, an original opera, more than 300 authors, one monster and funnel cakes are among the plethora of delights are expected to attract tends of thousands of visitors to the sixth annual AJC Decatur Book Festival Presented by DeKalb Medical (AJC DBF) over Labor Day weekend. An emphasis on fun and a festival that embraces music, dance and parades have turned Decatur’s home-grown book festival, Sept. 2-4, into the largest independent book festival in the country, and the fourth largest overall. Centered on the historic downtown Decatur Square, and with venues nearby, the event includes book signings, author readings, panel discussions, an interactive children’s area, live music, parades, cooking …
Friday, June 17, 2011
A rock singer and his artist wife, two parades, opera singers, theatrical performances, a treasure hunt, a literary duel and more than than 300 authors will be featured.
A rock singer and his artist wife, two parades, opera singers, theatrical performances, a treasure hunt, a literary duel and more than than 300 authors will be featured at the sixth annual AJC Decatur Book Festival presented by DeKalb Medical on Labor Day weekend. And this year, you'll be able to bid on having a beer with some of the authors at the Sept. 2 to 4 festival that is expected to attract thousands of book lovers to the historic Decatur Square and surrounding venues. The nation's fourth largest book festival announced its headliners Thursday at an Eddie's Attic party packed with Decatur's political and literary dignitaries. The festival will kick off on Friday, Sept. 2, with a keynote by Colin Meloy, lead singer of the folk rock …
Monday, March 28, 2011
Sweet 'N Sinful lands deal with Whole Foods; Plans to cater to foodies shopping at Pine Street Market, too
Sweet 'N Sinful bakery has moved off the main drag in Avondale Estates to a new location with a purpose. Besides the usual offerings of cakes, cupcakes, petit fours, pies, tarts, cookies, and brownies, owner Layne Lee of Sweet 'N Sinful has room for breakfast offerings such as scones, breads and coffee at the new location at 4-B Pine St. Lee also believes that customers will get into the food mindset because she's now located right next door to the Pine Street Market, which sells fresh sausages, cheeses and freshly smoked bacon, among its offerings. "Now customers can go see the butcher and the baker, all we need is a candlestick maker," Lee jokes. "We're a one stop shop. People can go get bacon and a dessert." The opening for Sweet 'N …
Monday, February 21, 2011
Depending on the day and amount of makeup required, Kathy Trocheck leads another life as popular author Mary Kay Andrews
Kathy Trocheck knows she’s got it good. Her alter ego, Mary Kay Andrews has it even better as the bestselling author who lives in Avondale Estates and is known across the nation for her mystery novels and other fine writing. “I’m really blessed,” Trocheck says. “I live in sweats and yoga pants.” She adds that the chances are that if she has to put on makeup, that she’s being Mary Kay Andrews. Trocheck says she and her husband chose Avondale Estates because they love old houses. “We found a house in a neighborhood we could afford and took it," she said, adding that Avondale Estates offers a real deep sense of community and that living “in town” is great. “We love the restaurants,” she says. “And, we have our spots we love, but this (…