Photo by Sarah Finnegan.

Signs of Frank Spain’s philanthropy can be seen around Birmingham, from UAB’s Spain Rehabilitation Center to Spain Park High School. Read more

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Nia Mya Reese gained national attention with her first book, “How to Deal with and Care for Your Annoying Little Brother.” Read more

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Photo by Asia Burns.

Greg Powell sat in a comfortable chair at a round table in his Hoover office. Read more


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Photos by Sydney Cromwell.

Shades Crest mom puts pen to paper with ‘Just Be Me.’ Read more

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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. Read more


Heather Skaggs

Photo courtesy of Heather Skaggs.

Bluff Park author Heather Skaggs has begun collecting materials for a new book focused on the Riverchase community of Hoover. It will be her third book about the Hoover area. Read more


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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. Read more


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Photo by Madoline Markham.

An open house will be held this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the public to come by and visit or drop off items to be used for an upcoming historical book on Hoover's history. Read more


Chandra Sparks Splond is surrounded by young adults every day in her job at Samford University, and she still likes them enough to write about them when she gets home. Read more


Heather Skaggs

Photo courtesy of Heather Skaggs.

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


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Photo courtesy of Robert Brown.

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


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Photo by Jeremy Bronaugh.

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. Read more


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Photo courtesy of Jana White.

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.” Read more


Matthew Creighton

Katie Turpen.

Matthew Creighton will always remember that moment. He watched his son walk toward him inside the Alabama state prison. Creighton was used to appearing regal and polished in front of his child, proudly dressed in a state trooper uniform. Read more


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