Program Type:Author Talks
Join us for a special author program with Jeffrey Blount in honor of African American History Month. An author talk will be followed by a book signing. Books will be available for purchase from A Likely Story Bookstore. Please, no outside books. In partnership with NAACP - Carroll County Chapter.
In addition to The Emancipation of Evan Walls, Jeffrey is the award-winning author of two novels — Almost Snow White, winner of the 2013 USA Best Book Awards, and Hating Heidi Foster, winner of the 2013 Readers Favorite Book Award for young adult literature. He is also an Emmy award-winning television director and a 2016 inductee to the Virginia Communications Hall of Fame. During a 34-year career at NBC News, Jeffrey directed a decade of Meet The Press, The Today Show, NBC Nightly News, The Chris Matthews Show and major special events. He was a contributor for HuffPost and has been published in The Washington Post, The Grio.com and other publications. He is also an award-winning documentary scriptwriter for films and interactives that are now on display in the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture. Born and raised in Smithfield, Virginia, he now lives in Washington, DC.