Author Events July 9-15

“Woolly,” by Ben Mezrich

“Woolly,” by Ben Mezrich

Ben Mezrich, "Woolly." Mezrich's Jurassic Park-like, true adventure story encompasses the race against global warming, the power of modern technology, and the ethical quandary of cloning extinct animals like the woolly mammoth. 7:30 p.m. July 9. Talk, signing. $15. Marcus Jewish Community Center, Zaban Park, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody, 678-812-4000,

Osizwe Raena Jamila Harwell, "This Woman's Work: The Writing and Activism of Bebe Moore Campbell." Harwell provides readers with the first full-length study of this prolific, immensely popular, and politically-engaged writer. 7:30 p.m. July 12. Talk, signing. Free. $5 recommended donation. Charis Books & More, 1189 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta, 404-524-0304,

Peter Eisner, "MacArthur's Spies: The Soldier, the Singer, and the Spymaster Who Defied the Japanese in World War II." Veteran foreign correspondent Eisner tells the story of three soldiers who, hidden in the hills above Bataan and Manila during WWII, sabotaged the Japanese and prepared the way for MacArthur's return. 8 p.m. July 13. Talk, signing. $10. Atlanta History Center, 130 W Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta, 404-814-4150,

C. A. Griffith, "Mosquito Lagoon." In the third book of Griffith's Code of Misconduct series, Grey Colson signs on to a bizarre case that includes players from NASA, Congress, and the FBI. 1 p.m. July 15. Signing. Free. The Bookworm, 4451 Marietta St., Powder Springs, 770-439-2029,

Beatriz Williams, "Cocoa Beach." Williams sets her new novel among the rum runners and scoundrels of Prohibition-era Florida, where a young widow tries to uncover the truth about her late husband's death. 2 p.m. July 15. Signing. Free. FoxTale Book Shoppe, 105 E Main St., Woodstock, 770-516-9989,

Michael Buchanan: Writing a Screenplay. Author/screenwriter Buchanan ("The Fat Boy Chronicles") will discuss the ingredients of a successful screenplay. 1:30 p.m. July 15. Workshop. Free. Norcross Cultural Arts & Community Center, 10 College St., Norcross, 770-978-5154,