approved pix for website useGwinnett County Public Library, Hall County Library System and Piedmont Regional Library System will welcome Homer Hickam, best known for his #1 New York Times bestselling memoir Rocket Boys which was adapted into the ever-popular movie October Sky, for North Georgia Reads, a regional book signing event on October 17 and 18.

Hickam will speak at Lanier Technical College in Winder, GA on October 17 at 3 pm and at the Norcross Cultural Arts & Community Center in Norcross on October 18 at 3 pm.

North Georgia Reads was created to promote collaboration between neighboring library systems and bring bestselling authors to a community of 29 libraries in the region.

Homer Hickam is the winner of the prestigious University of Alabama’s Clarence Cason Award and the Appalachian Heritage Writer’s Award for his memoirs and fiction plus many other writing awards including an honorary Doctorate of Literature from Marshall University. Mr. Hickam has been a coal miner, Vietnam combat veteran, scuba instructor, NASA engineer, and now a best-selling author.

Lanier Technical College-Barrow Campus is located at 965 Austin Road, Winder, GA 30680. The Norcross Cultural Arts & Community Center is located at 10 College Street, Norcross, GA 30071.

Both events are free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

North Georgia Reads Program to Host #1 Bestselling Author Homer Hickam