Cherry Blossom Festival

Authors announced for 2015 Cherry Blossom luncheon

The Cherry Blossom Festival announced Monday four writers who will be featured at the Macon Connections Authors Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. March 24 at Idle Hour Country Club.

Elizabeth S. Craig, of Matthews, North Carolina, writes three different series -- Southern Quilting mysteries, Myrtle Clover mysteries and the Memphis BBQ mysteries under the pen name of Riley Adams.

Macon real estate broker Miriam R. Johnson will also be featured with her first book, “What Has Happened to Church Folks?”

Johnson also wrote a play, “The Last Train to Glory,” which sold out the Douglass Theatre.

Sandersville author William Rawlings has written multiple Southern suspense novels and is a frequent contributor of nonfiction for newspapers and magazines. His current book, “A Killing on Ring Jaw Bluff,” made him a finalist for Georgia Author of the Year in 2014.

Terry Kay, a 2006 inductee into the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame, has been Georgia’s Author of the Year four times and received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Georgia Writers Association. Three of his novels have been produced as Hallmark Hall of Fame movies, and he has written 16 published works of adult fiction, including the recent “Song of the Vagabond Bird.”

The authors will speak about their work and will sign copies of their books.

Tickets are available for $35 through Mercer Ticket Sales at the Grand Opera House or online at

To contact writer Liz Fabian, call 744-4303.