Author C.C. Payne - "hopeful, humorous, and distinctly Southern" will talk about the process of writing her popular and critically-acclaimed children's novels, her latest being "The Thing About Leftovers." To celebrate the new release, the finalists of the Fayette County Public Schools' edible book contest will be judged and winners of the library's recipe contest will be announced during NMs. Payne's visit. For details on the recipe contest, visit www.lexpublib.org/leftovers Barnes & Noble will sell Mrs. Payne's books at the event.