smokies

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited park in the country, but how safe is it? What precautions should you take if you go hiking or camping? These are good questions for David Brill. He's an avid hiker, adjunct UT professor, and author. His latest book, Into the Mist, tells the story of the dangers that befell the park's visitors dating back to the Great Depression.

  

Alex Stokes is a comedian and author, having written a few books that he jokingly calls "bathroom books." The sort of lighthearted fare you might casually pick up and read when you only have a moment or two to spare. Stokes also works in Gatlinburg, where a bear has been visiting downtown, at times helping himself to food from unsecured trash containers. This inspired Stokes to write "The City Bear In The Smokies" -- his first children's book.