Book Signings, Events, & Giveaways – 2018

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The Madison Street Festival has been recognized as one of the top 20 fall festivals in the State of Alabama. With hundreds of vendors, artisans and performers, the MSF has something for everyone!

So, stop by and see me, Annie Cole, at Artist Alley where you can stroll through an amazing display of high-quality, often award-winning original works of art, talk with the artists and authors, and find that perfect work or novel to take home.

When: Saturday, October 6th 2018
Where: 101 Main Street, Madison, Alabama
What time: 9am-4pm







Attention Summertime Readers!
Send us a picture of yourself with one of Annie Cole’s five titles and be entered into a drawing for an original Bubba Cole “Sunflower” painting! Art by Cole

The drawing will be held June 30th, 2018. The winner will be contacted via Facebook. Happy Reading!

 The Friends of the Sheffield Library.
We will be hosting author Annie M. Cole on Thursday, May 10, 2018
at the Sheffield Library, 11:30-1:00pm.
Tickets are $12.00 (includes lunch) and must be purchased by May 7. 
Join us and invite a friend. Hope to see you there!

JUN16, 2018

2nd Annual Village Jubilee & Festival

Join me, Annie M. Cole, for a summer day of family fun in the heart of a southern Tennessee small town! The Village Jubilee & Festival is back for a second year bringing more live music, food trucks, vendors, small business shopping, local wineries, organic farms, and a kid’s zone. Come join us on Saturday, June 16th, 2018 from 9am-7pm for a day of “Jubilee!”
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177434_10150951032401819_1088874430_oJoin us for our May First Fridays 2018!
We’ll have dozens of arts and crafts vendors lining Court Street, downtown restaurants and shops will be open, plus live music on the Big River Broadcasting Stage. We’ll also be celebrating the Florence Bicentennial.

Drop by and say hi to Annie M. Cole. You can find her and her books near Trowbridges Ice Cream Shop!

Music lineup:
5pm – Katie Ruvane
6pm – Jubal
7pm – Robert Cline, Jr.

“I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o’er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.”
–  William Wordsworth, Daffodils
 Summer’s Keep (Kindle Edition). NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Ends the earlier of Feb 14, 2018 11:59 PM PST, or when all prizes are claimed. See Official Rules
26171960_10213088931511885_3784577562534548205_oHolly Gorst is the winner of our Christmas Giveaway 2017!
“Thank you Annie M. Cole for your beautiful books, Malachi’s music and all of the goodies. The box arrived today! So looking forward to reading them this winter and listening to some heart felt music written by your son. Happy New year!” ~ Holly






Christmas Giveaway 2017!

This Christmas we’re giving away a complete set of Annie Cole’s books!
To enter, simply leave a comment here.
The drawing will take place on Monday, December 18th, and the winner will be announced on the website and also on Facebook.
We will contact the winner via email and ship the prize to your mailbox!

Ways to spread some Christmas Joy!

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Donate a few books to a group home, retirement home, local church, or public library
Leave an encouraging book on the doorstep of shut-in along with a few extra goodies
Leave a book in the hospital waiting room
Drop off a book to someone who has recently lost a loved one

These are just a few ideas…do you have any others?

May the amazing grace of the Master, Jesus Christ, the extravagant love of God, the intimate friendship of the Holy Spirit, be with all of you this Christmas and throughout the coming year.
~ Joyfully, Annie

Disclaimers : winners are chosen at random. Not responsible for emails that go into spam folders. Winners have three days to respond to initial email notification or an alternate winner will be chosen.

23621378_441644616231629_8956878593747428817_nGIVEAWAY TIME!! We’re giving away this beautiful gift basket full of luxury items: a silk sleep mask, specialty soaps, beauty masks and, best of all, Glamorous Wash! To enter, simply submit a book review of Murmuring Cove or Summer’s Keep by Annie M. Cole by clicking one of the links below. If you’ve already written a review, comment that you have and you’ll be entered to win. Deadline is Nov 30th!

Murmuring Cove:…

Summer’s Keep:…

Special thanks to Village Interiors & Specialty Gifts for the AMAZING Glamorous Wash by Tyler! If you haven’t tried it, you’re in for a treat! Stop by and see them to stock up for Christmas!


















I have a few events coming up I’d like to tell you about. Hopefully you’ll be able to join Annie at one or more event this fall! 
Friday, October 6th, 2017: 
First Fridays in Downtown Florence, Alabama  (near Trowbridges Ice Cream Shoppe) from 5-8pm.
Thursday, October 12th, 2017:
Old Brick Hatton School in Ford City, Alabama. Annie will be  speaking at the Town and Country Garden Club at 10am.
Thursday, October 19th, 2017:
Annie will be speaking to the Academy of Life Long Learning at Northwest Shoals Community College in Muscle Shoals, Alabama in the Hospitality House at 10:am.
“I loved autumn, the one season of the year that God seemed to have put there just for the beauty of it.”
― Lee Maynard
Image via Pinterest

Local authors shine at Southern Authors Expo

Southern Authors ExpoCome to the Downtown Huntsville Library on Saturday, Aug. 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the Southern Authors Expo. The library will be filled to the gills that day with local and regional authors ready to share their works with you.

The Southern Authors Expo offers the opportunity to connect authors and readers and for aspiring authors to meet others like themselves. The expo will have speakers and panels throughout the day.

So, come on over and find me, Annie Cole…I’d love to see you!

915 Monroe St.
Huntsville, AL 35801
Branch Hours

Monday – Thursday: 9:00 am-9:00 pm
Friday – Saturday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Sunday: 1:00 pm-5:00 pm



We’re Giving Away an Original Outdoor Sunflower Painting (on plexiglass) by artist Bubba Cole.

To enter, simply leave a short review for ANY one of the Five Titles by Annie Cole THAT YOU HAVE READ. Just follow the links below.…/…/ref=sr_1_1……/…/ref=sr_1_1……/…/ref=sr_1_1……/…/ref=sr_1_1……/…/ref=sr_1_1…

The drawing will be held on June 2, 2017. The winner will be announced on the Summer’s Keep Facebook Page. ALL reviewers, past and present, will be eligible to win! We’ll ship it to you promptly.

Happy Summer Reading!

“I don’t think there’s anything on this planet that more trumpets life than the sunflower. For me that’s because of the reason behind its name. Not because it looks like the sun but because it follows the sun. During the course of the day, the head tracks the journey of the sun across the sky… Wherever light is, no matter how weak, these flowers will find it. And that’s such an admirable thing. And such a lesson in life.”
― Helen Mirren

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 Third Day Seed-  Home and Garden

Join me for Mom’s Day!

Saturday, May 6th




2670 Hatton School Rd.

Leighton, Alabama


Friends of the Helen Keller Public Library invite you to join them for an afternoon with Annie Cole.

Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 2:00pm

Helen Keller Library


511 North Main Street

Tuscumbia, Alabama 35674





79th Annual Holly Springs Pilgrimage

April 21 – 23, 2017

Celebrating our 79th year, Pilgrimage is the annual tour of homes and churches in the historic town of Holly Springs, Mississippi. Famed author William Faulkner based his fictionalized Yoknapatawpha County on a diary found at a Holly Springs plantation. Join us for a weekend of that famed history with tours of historical homes, churches and museums; a guided tour of Hillcrest Cemetery; luncheons and a great “Southern style” dinner with live music and dancing Saturday night.

I’ll be giving a talk on my latest book, Summer’s Keep, which is set in the fictional town of Noble, Mississippi, at Montrose on Saturday, April 22nd. Come on out and join the fun!

Enjoy entertaining and educational performances, presentations, and demonstrations by authors, musicians, artists, and historians throughout the weekend. All events are free and will be held, unless otherwise noted, on the grounds of Montrose. A full schedule of events and times will be listed on printed guides at the pilgrimage headquarters.



We’re ready to Riot! Who’s with us?


The Shoals area is known for music, but that doesn’t mean that’s the only art we have. The Reader Riot book festival is our way of showing how excited we are about books and stories, the characters in them, and the characters who write them.

We are here to panhandle poetry, nuke you with nonfiction, and light a fire under literature.

Shoals readers are ready to riot. Who’s with us?

Join Author Annie Cole and a few of our friends for this riotous event! Beginning at 11:00am on Friday, April 28-29.


“A PRAYER: The supreme prayer of my heart is not to be learned, rich, famous, powerful, or “good,” but simply to be radiant. I desire to radiate health, cheerfulness, calm courage and good will. I wish to live without hate, whim, jealousy, envy, fear. I wish to be simple, honest, frank, natural, clean in mind and clean in body, unaffected—ready to say “I do not know,” if it be so, and to meet all men on an absolute equality—to face any obstacle and meet every difficulty unabashed and unafraid. I wish others to live their lives, too—up to their highest, fullest and best…”
― Elbert Hubbard, A Message to Garcia




Congratulations, Joleen! You’re the winner of the 2016 Book Giveaway! Just check your email and send us your address and we’ll ship your prize to your front door. You have three days to respond before another winner is selected. Thank you for participating!

Merry Christmas!

The Christmas Team and Annie M. Cole

Special Message:
Thank you, Readers! To all of you who have participated in the 2016 Christmas Giveaway, you’ll have another chance to receive Annie’s New Release, Summer’s Keep! Your names will be automatically entered in the “Summer’s Keep” 2017 Winter Giveaway”!
This Christmas we’re giving away a complete set of Annie Cole’s books! Bell Forest, Water on a Sea Star, Silver Leaf, and Murmuring Cove. To enter, simply leave a comment below (at the bottom of the page) and you’ll be eligible. The drawing will take place on Monday, December 19th, and the winner will be announced here on the website and also on Facebook.
We’ll contact the winner via email and ship the prize to your mailbox!

Ways to spread some Christmas Joy!

Leave a good book in a public place
Donate a few books to a group home, retirement home, local church, or public library
Leave an encouraging book on the doorstep of shut-in along with a few extra goodies
Leave a book in the hospital waiting room
Drop off a book to someone who has recently lost a loved one

These are just a few ideas…do you have any others?

May the amazing grace of the Master, Jesus Christ, the extravagant love of God, the intimate friendship of the Holy Spirit, be with all of you this Christmas and throughout the coming year. ~ Annie

Look for Annie’s new release, Summer’s Keep, coming in the Winter of 2017!
Disclaimers : winners are chosen at random. Not responsible for emails that go into spam folders. Winners have three days to respond initial email notification or an alternate winner will be chosen.

November 17, 2016 from 5pm-7pm
ColdWater Books
101 W. Sixth St.
Tuscumbia, AL 35674

Phone: (256) 381-2525

Come wander around the quaint historic town of Tuscumbia, Alabama…you’ll be glad you did. And, don’t forget to drop by the book store and find me. I’ll be there from 5pm -7pm. ~ Annie

IT’S BOOK CLUB SEASON! Thank you, sweet readers, for considering me when hosting your book clubs. I so enjoy spending time with people who love and have a passion for reading!

I Love This Book Club! Thanks to “The Memory Lapses” for asking me to speak and for showing me such warm and gracious Southern hospitality!



Book Signing and Grand Opening!
Join me from 2-4pm as we welcome The Rock 310 Christian Book Store to Sheffield, Alabama
Located at 310 N. Montgomery Avenue
Sheffield, Alabama

The Southern Authors Expo
Huntsville Madison County Public Library
915 Monroe St Sw · (256) 532-5940
Huntsville, Alabama

Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 10-3pm

Organized by : Huntsville Madison County Public Library

Meet me at the Library! ~ Annie

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Saturday, June 4 at 10:00am-4:00pm at Athens-Limestone County Public Library
603 S. Jefferson Street
Athens, Al 35611
Come on out and join me! We’ll have a blast! ~ Annie

A Special Day For Mom




Join us Saturday, May 7th, 2016
10:00am – 6:00pm

2560 Hatton School Road, Leighton, Al 35646
Meet Author Annie Cole from 12:00 – 2:00
Enjoy Refreshments
Register to win our Mother’s Day Basket
Choose a special gift for Mom from our wide selection of beautiful Flowers and gifts!

Author Day!
Rogersville Library

Saturday, April 9th
Come on out and join me!

11024757_978350165538826_3465668425632951923_nValentine’s Day Giveaway!
Jean Shahan! You’re the Winner of the Valentine’s Day Giveaway!
We sent you an e-mail. Just send along your address and we’ll ship out your copy of Murmuring Cove promptly! Thanks so much to all who participated…Happy Reading!





                                                                                                                                                        Welcome to our Valentine’s Day Giveaway!

To enter, simply select a book from the titles listed below and type the name of your choice in the comment section at the bottom of this page.

                                                                                 Bell Forest

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Silver Leaf

Murmuring Cove



The drawing will be held Sunday, February 14th and the winner will be announced here. We will contact you via email and send along your book and a few extra “Happy’s” once we have your address.

Thanks so much for your interest! Look for Annie Cole’s newest release,

Summer’s Keep

Available this year, 2016




Book Signing – Friday, March 4th 2016 from 5-8pm in Florence, Alabama.

Location: Downtown Florence at the First Fridays Event! I’ll be in front of Trowbridges. Come and see me, after you get your fill of orange-pineapple ice cream, of course!7f85f14a92981e7f3b987f02e7f37edc








37th annual Helen Keller Festival and Author’s Fair
June 25-28, 2015
You cannot touch love but you can feel the sweetness it pours into everything.

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We’re having Lemonade and Cookies!

Come on out to Coldwater Books and enjoy a little summertime fun. Pick up a few good summer reads or a painting or two by my husband, Bubba Cole.

Relax…it’s summer!


Beautiful downtown Tuscumbia, Alabama this Saturday, June 6th, 2015









Fairhope’s Upscale Flea Market

Friday …  9:00 to 4:00

Saturday … 9:00 to 4:00

CARAVAN Sunday …  9:00 to 2:00


It’s cool and shady under the pecan trees at “The 181 Market” in Fairhope, Alabama. So, drop on by and wander around awhile. We’ll have original art work by Bubba Cole and signed copies of the novels, Bell Forest, Water on a Sea Star, Silver Leaf, and Murmuring Cove. Take a few of these books along with you…they make great Summer Reads!


We are located at 16925 State Highway 181, on the right, just south of County Road 32, in Fairhope, Alabama





Rocket City Lit Fest

Rocket City Lit FestHuntsville, Alabama -October 10-11, 2015

We are Readers. We are Authors. And we are committed to making reading fun and accessible to everyone.


The planning team has a dual mission to accomplish for the first RCLF in 2015:

  1. To celebrate the written word and storytelling in its many forms with a fun-filled festival featuring engaging panels, bestselling authors, and entertainment.

  2. To bring passionate and experienced speakers and educators for a program focused on overcoming the barriers to reading and promoting literacy as crucial for improving comprehension in all fields.

This multi-genre exhibition is taking over the Von Braun Center’s sprawling South Hall. You’ll find the authors (except the Special Guests), publishers, and other vendors as well as the strolling entertainment, inflatables, reading nooks, and the festival food here. We’ve set aside a Ballroom for the main events (including VIP signings) and meeting rooms for panels and workshops. We’re selling booths and tables now through our registration page, so be sure to keep checking as we add new authors and vendors to the event!

Promoting the power of reading to all ages with a massive literary festival in Huntsville, AL. We believe that reading is the key to the imagination!



Natchez, Mississippi – One of my favorite places to ramble around. If you’re looking for an escape from the chill, look no further. Hop on the Natchez Trace Parkway in Nashville, Tennessee and enjoy the relaxing ride all the way down to Natchez, Mississippi. You’ll feel the stress melt away with the Winter snow.
Spring Pilgrimage March 7 – April 7, 2015

Twenty-four antebellum mansions, most of them private residences, open their doors to visitors during this four-week Pilgrimage every spring. Your guides are costumed family friends and descendants of the original owners, whose stories are as real as the bricks and mortar in their hearths. Each house is unique with 18th- and 19th-century furnishings, porcelain, silver, clothing, tools, documents, and diaries.

Loving Locals Author’s Fair
Cold Water Books
Tuscumbia, Alabama
Saturday, February 7

Join Annie and a host of writers and craftsmen for this annual event. Located in beautiful and historic downtown Tuscumbia, Alabama.

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2001 Darby Avenue

Florence, Al 35630


39 Responses to Book Signings, Events, & Giveaways – 2018

  1. Joyce says:

    Murmuring Cove

  2. Marla K says:

    Water on a Sea Star

  3. Belinda Cash says:

    Water on a Sea Star

  4. Hannah says:

    Silver Leaf

  5. Sara says:

    Murmuring Cove

  6. Joyce Ansell says:

    I would love to read Bell Forest, and have a signed copy. Love your posts.

  7. Kathy Savoure Kuhar says:

    Murmuring Cove would be my Book Choice!

  8. Helen King says:

    Silver Leaf.

  9. Belinda says:

    Water on a Sea Star…. <3 BOOKS 😀

  10. Jean Shahan says:

    Murmuring Cove would be my choice

  11. Debbie Smith says:

    Water by the Sea Star

  12. I woud love to have this set. Haven’t read any of them yet. That would be Merry Christmas to me!

  13. Gail Grant says:

    Merry Christmas!

  14. I have never read any of your books but enjoy your post on Facebook. I read a lot & would love to have your books as a gift. Merry Christmas & blessings for the coming year.

  15. Lori Roberson says:

    Love all your books!!

  16. Becky Bixler says:

    You will be a new author for me so I really hope to win! Merry Christmas!

  17. Lori Roberson says:

    Romance and Christianity in one book. What more could you ask for?

  18. Sally Keener says:

    Can’t think of a better way to spend the winter than with a pile if books to read, share, and discuss. Merry Christmas!!

  19. Joleen Howe says:

    I would love to read all of these books!

  20. kathy says:

    I would love to receive these books!!!!

  21. LINDA MCCARTHY says:

    I love Annie Coles’s books. I get so caught up,I feel like I know the people Would love to win!!

  22. Diana Cole says:

    Lovely books

  23. Deb Carrol says:

    I don’t think I’ve read these books. It sure would be nice to WIN them! A few friends and I swap and donate books regularly! Thank you for this chance to try a new author! :)

  24. Anita says:

    Would love to read your books. Haven’t read them but heard they are great

  25. Rita Olney says:

    Your books would be a great gift to share. Thank you for the opportunity to enter your giveaway.

  26. Gina Harrison says:

    I would love to win this set of books that is written by a very sweet friend. Annie is very talented and I love the way she writes these books.

  27. Amanda Clemmons says:

    Would love to check out these books. They sound wonderful! I’ve never heard of them before.

  28. Tina Grosch says:

    Entering the contest.:)

  29. Linda Richardson says:

    I love all your books Annie and can hardly wait for Summer’s Keep.

  30. Sherilyn Leath says:

    Thank you for the opportunity.
    Merry Christmas & happy rejoicing!

  31. Kala Weatherby says:

    Merry Christmas, Annie!!!

  32. Cyndi Johnson says:

    Annie Cole is my favorite author!!! I would love to win a set of her books!!

  33. julie whyte says:

    What a lovely prize…i love reading!

  34. I’ve never read your books, but I would surely love to receive this gift.

  35. Lesley Farmery b says:

    Love reading always pass my books on and purchase books for younger generation to encourage them to reaf.
    These books sound great would love to win and read them then pass them on

  36. Phoebe slingerland says:

    Great idea!

  37. Katharine Sawhill says:

    I have been intrigued by your books since visiting the Oregon coast a few years ago and would love a chance to read them. Stuck in the midwest and our cold winters, they would do me a world of good! Thanks for the chance!

  38. Kathryn Elledge says:

    I have read all of your books. They are all wonderful. If I have to chose one, I suppose it would be the last one that I read, Murmuring Cove. I am looking forward to your new book this coming year. God bless you, Annie!!!

  39. Lisa Clement says:

    I have enjoyed Summer’s Keep. . Love the give away going on right now Would love to read your other books and plan to in the new year!! Looking forward to your next book.

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