Carl Hiassen will be the featured presenter at this year’s SOKY Book Fest in April. Hiassen is the NY Times bestselling author of fiction for readers of all ages. His work includes the Newbery Honor winning Hoot as well as Flush and Star Island. Children’s Day will feature Newbery Honor winning author, Patricia Reilly Giff. Giff is the author of many beloved children’s books, including the Kids of Polk Street series, Lily’s Crossing and Willow Run. These two authors will be joined by nearly 150 other authors who appeal to all ages and interests. The SOKY Book Fest, one of the largest book festivals in the state will be held at the Knicely Conference center. More info about events and authors attending can be found here.