The Lasting Impact of Family

Decatur City Hall presented by City of Decatur

Sunday, 2:30-3:15

Stacia Pelletier and Lisa Wingate have crafted historical fiction novels that travel through time, weaving together stories of different humans as they attempt to understand their relationships to the past and to each other.


Stacia Pelletier

Stacia Pelletier is the author of Accidents of Providence, short-listed for the Townsend Prize for Fiction. She earned graduate degrees in religion and historical theology from Emory University in Atlanta. She lives in Decatur.

Lisa Wingate

Lisa Wingate is a former journalist, inspirational speaker and bestselling author of more than 20 novels. Her work has won or been nominated for numerous awards, including the Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize, the Oklahoma Book Award, the Utah Library Award, The Carol Award, the Christy Award and the RT Booklovers Reviewer’s Choice Award.

A kindness watchdog organization, Americans for More Civility, selected Lisa—along with six others—as recipients of the National Civics Award, which celebrates public figures who work to promote greater kindness and civility in American life. Booklist summed up her work by saying, “Lisa Wingate is, quite simply, a master storyteller.”


Sally Kilpatrick