Maxene would welcome an opportunity to speak at your next book club meeting or have a signing at your book store. Please email her directly at or call 678-296-0012.

Current Events


Maxene was a featured guest on TEDx speaker Leana Delle’s podcast. Together they discuss the cathartic process of writing a memoir and the social barriers facing teen-aged mothers in the Sixties.

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Book Signing

Perimeter Adult Learning & Services
June 27 @ 10:00 to 10:30 a.m.
PALS at Dunwoody Baptist Church
1445 Mt Vernon Rd
Dunwoody, GA 30338

Previous Events

Book Signings

You can borrow the memoir at the library or purchase it at any of these book stores.


Lemonade Days Festival
April 23 @ 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Dunwoody Preservation Trust
Brook Run Park
Dunwoody, GA 30338


Celebrating Local Authors
November 17 @ 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Music Authority
123 Merchants Square
Cumming, GA 30040

March 3 @ 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Community Authors Showcase
Sharon Forks Library
2820 Old Atlanta Rd, Cumming, GA [Map]

March 9 @ 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Another Chapter Book Store

216 Atlanta Rd. Cumming, GA [Map]

Maxene signs books at the Music Authority


October 27 @ Another Chapter Book Store
216 Atlanta Rd. Cumming, GA [Map]

September 2 @ AJC Decatur Book Festival
101 E Court Square, Decatur, GA 30030

July 14 @ Barnes & Noble Collection at Forsythe
Building 200 Suite 252
410 Peachtree Pkwy
Cumming, GA 30041 [Map]

June 14 @ Powder Springs Farmers Market
4488 Pineview Drive
Powder Springs, GA 30127
Sponsored by: The Bookworm Bookstore [Map]

June 9 @ Tall Tales Bookstore
2105 LaVista Road, Atlanta, GA 30329  [Map]

Book Clubs

These book clubs read Maxene’s book, The Land of Sunshine and Hell, A Memoir of a ‘60’s Unwed Mother, and invited her to their meetings to share her insights.

Gainesville, GA Newcomer’s Book Club

Blackwell Manor Book Club in Alpharetta, GA

Blackwell Book Club