The Cobb Library Foundation will host New York Times bestselling novelist Joshilyn Jackson Friday, July 29, as part of its "Booked for Lunch" 2011 author series. The event will be held at Indian Hills Country Club and doors open for the fundraiser at 11 a.m. Tickets are $25 each, including lunch.
Jackson's debut book, "gods in Alabama," won SIBA's 2005 Novel of the Year award and was a number one BookSense pick. She won Georgia Author of the Year for her second novel, "Between Georgia," which was also a number one BookSense pick. This made Jackson the first author in BookSense history to receive this status in back-to-back years. Her third novel, "The Girl Who Stopped Swimming," was a Break Out book at Target and has been shortlisted for the Townsend Prize for fiction. All three books were chosen for the Books-A-Million Book Club. Her latest novel is "Backseat Saints." All event proceeds will help fund the Gail Rogers Honorary Scholarship.