Author events, Jan. 9-15

John S. Bayne, "Gravely Concerned: Southern Writers' Graves." 7:15 p.m. Jan. 12. Talk and signing. Free. Georgia Center for the Book, Decatur Library Auditorium, 215 Sycamore St., Decatur. 404-370-8450, Ext. 2225,

The Atlanta author offers a look at the grave sites of more than 130 Southern authors, including Thomas Wolfe, Margaret Mitchell, Eudora Welty and James Dickey. With tombstone photographs, birth and death dates, cemeteries, works and biographies.

Edmund Morris, "Colonel Roosevelt." 8 p.m. Jan. 12. Talk and signing. Atlanta History Center, 130 W. Paces Ferry Road N.W., Atlanta. 404-814-4000,

The final book in Morris’ trilogy about Theodore Roosevelt (“The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt,” “Theodore Rex,”) covers the years between his presidency and his death, chronicling his year-long safari through East Africa, his European tour in 1910, his “Bull Moose” campaign in 1912, his literary achievements, his epic expedition to Brazil in 1913-1914, his spiritual and aesthetic beliefs, and his interest in other cultures.

Kimberla Lawson Roby, "Love, Honor, and Betray." 7 p.m. Jan. 14. Talk and signing. Barnes & Noble Campcreek Parkway, 3685 Market Place Blvd., East Point. 404-349-0359,

The New York Times best-selling author of the popular Rev. Curtis Black series (“Be Careful What You Pray For,” “A Deep Dark Secret”) is back with another installment exploring the infamous Black's complex family life.

Steve Berry, "The Emperor's Tomb." 7 p.m. Jan. 14. Talk and book signing. Free. Eagle Eye Book Shop, 2076 N. Decatur Road, Decatur. 404-486-0307,

Berry (“The Amber Room,” “The Romanov Prophecy”) dives into ancient Chinese history with his fifth Cotton Malone thriller. The tomb of China's first emperor, guarded by an underground army of terracotta warriors, has remained sealed for 2,200 years. Though it's regarded as one of the greatest archaeological sites in the world, the Chinese government won't allow anyone to open it. Why not? Malone and heartthrob Cassiopeia Vitt reunite in this race to track down a secret that will determine the future of China.

Also appearing: 7 p.m. Jan. 15. Discussion and book signing. Free. Norcross Cultural Arts & Community Center, 10 College St., Norcross. 770-448-2122,