Chattanooga Author To Visit Local Elementary Schools In November

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Native to Chattanooga author, David Mark Lopez, will be visiting several local elementary schools the week of Nov. 4-8.  He has presented his historical fiction book series – Maddie’s Magic Markers – in more than 60 interactive presentations to 15 Hamilton County Elementary Schools.

Mr. Lopez has sold over 40,000 copies in the Maddie’s Magic Markers series.  There are now six books in the series and the fifth book in the series, Fight Like a Patriot (Revolutionary War), was chosen as the St.

Lucie County One Book/One Read for the last school year.  He was a featured author for Palm Beach County’s “April is for Authors” in Spring 2012 and a guest speaker at Florida’s Gulf Coast University earlier this month.


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