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 KBF Book Bundle

The Kentucky Book Festival Book Bundle connects readers with Kentucky authors and Kentucky artists through a one-of-a-kind subscription-based experience which is delivered four times annually. Subscribers will “Find Themselves in the Story” through reading a new or recently released book and collecting curated specialty items, such as magnets, stickers, bookmarks, or postcards. Each bundle will also include an item from Kentucky Soaps & Such, too!

Read more about this year’s participating authors and artists below. Thanks to our 2023 product partner, Kentucky Soaps & Such. 

-2023 Orders Have Closed-

Featured 2023 Authors


Patricia L. Hudson



Ada Limón

The Hurting Kind


M Hendrix

The Chaperone


Wendell Berry

How It Went

Featured 2023 Artists- Coming Soon


Paris Woodhull

Knoxville, TN

Paris is an illustrator from and residing in Knoxville, TN. She was proclaiming from age 6 that she wanted to be an artist when she grew up…and she did! Paris received her BFA in 2D art with a concentration in Painting & Drawing from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She loves bold color, pattern, pop culture, portraiture, fashion, all genres of music and is fueled by copious amounts of coffee. Learn more at

Stacia Brady

Sonoma, CA

Stacia Brady was born in Southern California and graduated from UC Berkeley. She has been creating ceramics, sculptures, and paintings in Northern California for over 40 years. Inspired by the unique terrain of the valley, she paints bold, color saturated landscapes and vivid, powerful animal portraits. More recently her work has transitioned into the textural and abstract. Learn more at
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Marlee Jones

Bowling Green, KY

Marlee Jones is printmaker from south central Kentucky with a BFA from Western Kentucky University. Her work takes on a mixed media approach by using different forms of printmaking within one piece, making each unique and therefore breaking the status quo of traditional printmaking. Her art focuses on nostalgia, small town haunts, and pop culture, mixing beauty with grit. Learn more at

Lacy Hale

Whitesburg, KY

Lacy Hale was born in southeastern Kentucky. At the age of five she knew that she wanted to be an artist. At 18, she attended Pratt Institute of Art in Brooklyn, NY. At 20, she returned to Kentucky to pursue her professional artistic career. Hale has exhibited widely throughout Kentucky and New York City. See her work on her website,

Thanks to our Product Partner: Kentucky Soaps & Such

Kentucky Soaps & Such has been making generosity easier since the creation of signature gift baskets in 2006. We offer a variety of options, featuring our Plainview Farm bath products, snacks, and more – all built to fit almost any budget. Ordering your gifts is a breeze with our easy-to-use website at or ordering by phone at 606-365-0808. We would also love for you to tour our store and soap making facility in historic Stanford, Kentucky.