The Alabama Center for the Book selected the young adult novel “Make It Work,” by Hoover author Chandra Sparks Splond, to represent Alabama at the 2017 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 2. more

Aug 29, 2017 8:56 PM People

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"Each of you has a story, and I challenge you to tell it." more

Mar 3, 2017 4:02 PM Schools


Sydney Cromwell

Nia Mya’s illustrated book, “How to Deal with and Care for Your Annoying Little Brother,” was published in December. But it started as a writing assignment in first-grade teacher Beth Hankins’ class last year. more

Jan 13, 2017 10:11 PM Elementary/Intermediate Schools 10 Comments

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Photo courtesy of Chandra Sparks Splond.

For many children in foster care and awaiting adoption, the journey can be very confusing. Hoover resident and author Chandra Sparks Splond aims to help with her latest book. more

Aug 31, 2016 4:05 PM People

Jim Langley

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At age 65, Jim Langley finds himself with a new career of creativity—one of writer, storyteller and artist. more

Nov 25, 2015 2:46 PM People 1 Comments

Riverchase Elementary

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Local author Heather Jones Skaggs announced today that she is working on her third book about Hoover, this one focused on the community of Riverchase. more

Jun 29, 2015 11:19 PM People

An evening with Wally Lamb starts at 7 p.m. tonight followed by a conference featuring several authors tomorrow 9 a.m.-5 p.m. more

Jan 26, 2015 10:21 PM People

Heather Skaggs

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Images of America Hoover by Heather Skaggs was recently released on Oct. 6. more

Sep 22, 2014 9:34 PM People

Blind Luck 2014

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Robert Brown’s latest novel, Blind Luck, was released on Aug. 1 for Kindle. more

Aug 25, 2014 6:37 PM People

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McClure’s latest best-seller, Alabama’s Best Restaurants Cookbook, was re-released this year with a number of delicious updates. The cookbook features the best restaurants from all over the state along with each restaurant’s best recipes. more

Jul 28, 2014 9:05 PM People

0614 John Mantooth

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John Mantooth, a Hoover resident and Social Studies and English teacher at Calera Middle School, was recently nominated for a Bram Stoker Award for his work in “The Year of the Storm.” more

Jun 26, 2014 9:08 PM People

Matthew Creighton

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Matthew Creighton has turned his life around for the better, and now he takes his message of redemption to schools and churches across the state in hopes of making a difference. more

Apr 28, 2014 8:38 PM People

Devon Hind never set out to write a book. Still, quite by accident, that’s exactly what he’s been working toward for the last 20 years. more

Apr 28, 2014 8:26 PM People

Tom Bailey, author

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Tom Bailey has served as managing editor with The Birmingham News custom publishing division, while also nurturing a side custom publishing business, Seacoast Publishing, since the early 1980s. more

Feb 25, 2014 5:26 PM People

Christopher Paul Curtis, award-winning author of several books for children and teens, will visit Bumpus Middle School on Oct. 8. more

Oct 7, 2013 10:04 PM Schools

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