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October 2016

Facebook Live Launch Party

October 16, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Lisa Russell will answer your questions live about this book. Free book give away for those who RSVP and show up.

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Fox Tales Book Shoppe

October 17, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fox Tale Book Shoppe, 105 East Main Street, #138
Woodstock, GA 30188 United States
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Join me as we launch, Lost Towns of North Georgia at the premier local bookstore - the author's best friend - Fox Tale Book Shoppe in Woodstock, GA. More details to follow.  

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Bartow History Center Lunch and Learn

October 19, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Bartow History Center, 4 East Church Street
Cartersville, GA, GA 30120 United States
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The museum, located at 4 East Church Street in downtown Cartersville, Georgia, documents the history of northwest Georgia’s Bartow County, spanning more than 200 years since the Cherokee were the area’s primary residents. Artifacts, photographs, documents, and a variety of interactive permanent exhibits tell the story of settlement, Cherokee life and removal, Civil War strife, and lifestyles of years past. The Bartow History Museum also provides a variety of educational opportunities for adults, children, families, and school groups. Our extensive…

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Dogwood Books

October 22, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dogwood Books, 240 Broad Street
Rome, GA 30161 United States
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Dogwood Books on Broad in Rome Let's share the stories about Lost Towns of North Georgia on a fall Saturday afternoon on Broad Street in Rome, Georgia. While you are there browse the selection of used and rare books at Dogwood Books. Then maybe we can share a slice at the Mellow Mushroom next door. I know I will be browsing the interesting collection of books about Georgia and Southern history. Learn more about their book offerings online. www.dogwoodbooks.net. Dogwood Books…

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November 2016

The Peddler in Cave Spring

November 12, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Peddler, 22 Alabama Street
Cave Spring, GA
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Come to The Peddler in Cave Spring, GA for their Christmas Open House. I will be there signing books between 11 - 2.

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February 2017


February 6, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Acworth Cultural Arts Center, 4367 Senator Russell Avenue
Acworth, GA 30101 United States
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A Monthly Creative Reading Series sponsored by the Acworth Cultural Arts Center. SHORE supports the literary arts and nurtures community through a shared passion for the written word.

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March 2017

2017 Reinhart Contemporary Arts Festival

March 15, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Reinhardt University, 7300 Reinhardt College Pkwy
Waleska, GA 30183 United States
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This Wednesday at 3 PM https://www.reinhardt.edu/Events/2016/2017-reinhardt-contemporary-arts-festival.html I will be at the 3PM book reading at tThe Official Launch of James Dickey Review. At the Bannister Glasshouse on Reinhardt University Campus in Waleska, GA.

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June 2017

Bartow County Library: Georgia Writers Panel

June 17, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Bartow County Library, 429 West Main Street
Cartersville, GA 30120 United States
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Description Three well-known Georgia writers, Raymond Atkins, Ann Hite, and Lisa Russell, will discuss how they approach writing about the towns, people and landscapes of North Georgia.   Raymond Atkins is a novelist and essayist known for his books South of the Etowah, Camp Redemption and Sweetwater Blues.  Ann Hite is a novelist known for her books Ghost on Black Mountain,The Storycatcher and Sleeping Above Chaos.   Lisa Russell writes popular history and recently published Lost Towns of North Georgia.…

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July 2017

Reinhardt MFA-CW Summer Residency Readings

July 10, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Reinhardt University, 7300 Reinhardt College Pkwy
Waleska, GA 30183 United States
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I am honored to be part of a panel at Reinhardt University addressing the issue of history writing.  Funk Heritage Museum is the location

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August 2018

Book Launch

August 11, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
General Merchantile, Adairsville, GA, 110 Public Square
Adairsville, GA 30103 United States
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Book Release: August 6 Come to this special event where I will launch my new book, Underwater Ghost Towns of North Georgia. Refreshments provided. Plus you can browse at this wonderful General Store and try Carol's special brews and lemonades.  

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