Bestselling children’s author to sign books at Brundidge library

Published 3:00 am Tuesday, May 8, 2018

The name Nancy Tillman might not immediately ring a bell but most anyone with a young child in the family will recognize the book titled, “On the Night You Were Born.”

Tillman is the author of the New York Times Bestseller that is a popular gift for newborns. The “baby” book celebrates the “one and only ever you.”

Tillman will be the guest author at the Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library in Brundidge Saturday. The public is invited to attend the 10 a.m. author’s talk. Tillman will also be available to autograph her books so those attending are invited to bring their Nancy Tillman books to be signed.

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“Nancy Tillman is a award-winning author and illustrator of children’s books,” said Theresa Trawick, library director. “We are so fortunate to have a New York Times Bestselling author visit the Tupper Library. Nancy is the daughter of Susie Hastey of Brundidge. She will be here to visit with her mother on Mother’s Day and has graciously agreed to visit the library.”

Tillman will share the inspiration for her books, which bring wonder and magic to the world.

Trawick said “On the Night You Were Born” is a masterpiece.

“It’s perfect for letting the special people in our lives know how much they are loved,” she said.

Although “On the Night You Were Born, is perhaps, Tillman’s most popular book, it is not her only “Best Seller.’

“Wherever You Are, My Love will Find You” and “I’d Know You Anywhere, My Love”

are also on the New York Times Bestseller list, along with “The Crown on Your Head” and “You’re Here for a Reason.”

Tillman’s “Tumford” books are popular with young readers. Kids love Tumford. She will surely talk about Tumford and how the fun-loving cat can never seem to stay away from trouble.

Tillman’s “The Spirit of Christmas” is a much-read book during the holiday season.

The award-winning author joined with Archbishop Desmond Tutu to publish “Let There Be Light,” which is the Archbishop’s rendition of the creation story. For Tillman, it was a once-in-a-lifetime honor to illustrate a book for the Archbishop.

“Nancy Tillman was born in Birmingham and spent most of her growing up years in Columbus, Georgia,” Trawick said. “She graduate from Rollins College with a degree in English literature.”
Tillman co-founded an advertising agency in Dallas, Texas but left the agency to start a family.

“Nancy said she was fortunate that her husband had a job that allowed her to stay home and raise their children,” Trawick said. “She self-published her first book, ‘On the Night You Were Born,’ in 2005. Her goal then was to give parents words to say what they feel about their children and that continues to be her goal. We are excited to have Nancy Tillman at the Tupper Library and look forward to her visit.”

The author’s visit will be an event of the Brundidge Business Association’s Spring Festival that will be held on the library grounds on Saturday. There is no admission charge to the library presentation or the arts and crafts festival.