Today

Delia Champion, author of "The Flying Biscuit Cafe Cookbook," will discuss and sign copies of her work during a book launch party brunch at 2 p.m. today at Wordsmiths Books, 141 E. Trinity Place, Decatur. Free food will be provided by the Flying Biscuit Cafe. Call 404-378-7166.

Friday

Beatrice Smith Samples, author of "Maggie McKinnon," will discuss and sign copies of her work from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the UP400 Art Show and Sale, Lakewood Antiques Market, 1321 Atlanta Highway, Cumming. Call 770-945-2963.

Saturday

Dedra Johnson, author of "Sandrine's Letter to Tomorrow," will discuss and sign copies of her work at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Wordsmiths Books, 141 E. Trinity Place, Decatur. Call 404-378-7166.

The Atlanta Jewish Book Festival will be held Saturday through Nov. 17 at The Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta's Zaban Park, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody. For a complete listing of authors and events, call 404-252-4587 or visit www.atlantajcc.org.

Nov. 5

Jan Karon, author of "Home to Holly Springs," will discuss and sign copies of her work at

7 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum, 441 Freedom Parkway, Atlanta. Call 404-865-7100.

Nov. 6

Alice Medrich, author of "Pure Dessert," will hold a cooking class and book signing from 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Cook's Warehouse, 549-I Amsterdam Ave., NE, Atlanta. The class is $45. Call 404-815-4993 or visit www.cookswarehouse.com.

Creston Mapes, author of "Nobody," will discuss his work from 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 6 at Borders Mall of Georgia, 1705 Mall of Georgia Blvd., Buford. Call 678-482-0872.

Nov. 7

Jane Smiley, author of "A Thousand Acres," and "Thirteen Ways of Looking at the Novel," will discuss her work at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at Savannah College of Art and Design-Atlanta, 1600 Peachtree St., Atlanta. Call 404-253-2759.

Nov. 8

Stephen Berry, author of "House of Abraham," will discuss and sign copies of his work at 7 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum, 441 Freedom Parkway, Atlanta. Call 404-865-7100.

Nov. 11

Markus Zusak, author of "The Book Thief," will discuss and sign copies of his work at 7 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Marcus Jewish Community Center, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody. Call 770-396-3250 or visit www.atlantajcc.org.

Ann Rule, author of "Too Late to Say Goodbye," will discuss and sign copies of her work at 2 p.m. Nov. 11 in the Atrium of Building B at Georgia Gwinnett College, 1000 University Center Lane, Lawrenceville. Call 770-978-5154 or visit www.gwinnettpl.org.

Nov. 12

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox, author of "Revolution of Hope," will discuss and sign copies of his work at 7 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum, 441 Freedom Parkway, Atlanta. Call 404-865-7100.

Nov. 14

Hugh Howard, author of "Houses of the Founding Fathers," will discuss and sign copies of his work at 7 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum, 441 Freedom Parkway, Atlanta. Call 404-865-7100.

Beth Wenger, author of the illustrated book "The Jewish Americans: Three Centuries of Jewish Voices in America," will discuss and sign copies of her work at 7 p.m. Nov. 14 at The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, 1440 Spring St., Atlanta. Call 678-222-3700 or visit www.thebreman.org.

Nov. 16

Daniel Howe, author of "What God Hath Wrought," will discuss and sign copies of his work at 7 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum, 441 Freedom Parkway, Atlanta. Call 404-865-7100.

Nov. 19

Chris Matthews, author of "Life Is a Campaign," will discuss and sign copies of his work at 7 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum, 441 Freedom Parkway, Atlanta. Call 404-865-7100.

Nov. 21

Sherry Austin, author of "The Days Between the Years," will discuss and sign copies of her work at 6 p.m. Nov. 21 at Barnes and Noble at the Mall of Georgia, 3333 Buford Drive, Buford. Call 678-482-4150 or visit www.sherryaustin.com.

Nov. 23

Sherry Austin, author of "The Days Between the Years," will discuss and sign copies of her work at 1 p.m. Nov. 23 at Books-A-Million at Discover Mills, 5900 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville. Call 678-482-4150 or visit www.sherryaustin.com.

SideBar: If You Go

What: Book release party and signing with Donald McCaig, author of "Rhett Butler's People"

When: 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday

Where: Margaret Mitchell House and Museum, 990 Peachtree St., Atlanta

Cost: Admission is $60, and includes a copy of the book.

Info: "Rhett Butler's People" is the retelling of "Gone With the Wind," from Rhett Butler's perspective. Call 770-578-3502 or visit www.gwtw.org.