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Author Cassandra King to visit metro Atlanta

Author Cassandra King to visit metro Atlanta

(WXIA) -- A bestselling author will visit three locations in metro Atlanta this week.

Cassandra King's novels include Making Waves, The Sunday Wife and The Same Sweet Girls. Her latest book, Moonrise, is based on Daphne du Maurier's popular Rebecca.

King will be at the Northeast/Spruill Oaks Branch of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 6:30 p.m. The library is located at 9560 Spruill Road in Johns Creek.

On Friday, Sept. 27 at 6:30 p.m., King will visit FoxTale Book Shoppe in Woodstock. She will also be at the Perimeter Center Barnes & Noble on Saturday, Sept. 28 at 2 p.m.

Book Atlanta provided this synopsis of Moonrise:

Sweet success for Cinnabon's 35-year-old president

Sweet success for Cinnabon's 35-year-old president

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- At Cinnabon's headquarters, there's a constant stream of samples from research and development. While many taste buds are considered, one young lady in particular must sample the sweets.

That's 35-year-old Kat Cole, Cinnabon's president. When she assumed the role, Kat says she wasn't nervous.

"It was exciting," Cole said. "I had given so much of my time learning the industry and being a student of the industry."

The eldest daughter of three girls raised by a single mom, Kat started working as soon as she could.

"If you wanted something, you went and got a job," she explained.

Her first job was in retail in the mall, then she was recruited to join the Hooters team., first as a hostess, then a waitress when she was old enough. Kat says she was always open to opportunities.

Holy Innocents' names next head of school

Holy Innocents' names next head of school

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Paul A. Barton, head of school at The Avery Coonley School near Chicago, has been appointed the next head of Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School (HIES), effective July 1, 2014. Barton replaces Eugene Bratek, who is completing a three-year contract and retiring next summer.

Barton has a wide array of administrative and teaching experience with independent, parochial, and public schools—from pre-kindergarten through the university level. His many roles have included teacher, coach, residential dean, admissions associate, and senior administrator. He also recently received a Klingenstein Fellowship from the Teachers College–Columbia University, and completed his executive education from the Center for Nonprofit Management at the Kellogg School of Business–Northwestern University.

Forbes 400 list features 7 Georgians

Forbes 400 list features 7 Georgians

(WXIA) -- Forbes has unveiled its 2013 list of America's richest people.

Bill Gates topped the list for the 20th year in a row, with a net worth of $72 billion. He also reclaimed the title of richest person in the world from Mexican investor Carlos Slim. Warren Buffett placed second with $58.5 billion.

America's richest range in age from 29 (Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz, worth $5.2 billion) to 98 (philanthropist David Rockefeller, Sr., worth $2.8 billion). The stakes were so high this year that 61 U.S. billionaires didn't make the cut, according to Forbes.

Seven Georgians are on this year's list. Anne Cox Chambers, 93, is No. 29 with a net worth of $13.5 billion; she is the daughter of Cox Enterprises founder James M. Cox. Her nephew Jim Kennedy, 65, is chairman of the company and is No. 61 on the list with a net worth of $6.7 billion.

Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy, 92, is No. 68 with a net worth of $6 billion.

Justin Bieber's vocal coach promoting Dunwoody teen singer

Justin Bieber's vocal coach promoting Dunwoody teen singer

ATLANTA -- Dunwoody teen Caitlin Gutierrez admits she was a nervous wreck when she first stepped into the recording booth at Jan Smith Studios in Atlanta.

"I was like, 'Oh, my gosh. I'm standing in the same place that Justin Bieber was standing in.' I'm a major fan," Caitlin told 11Alive's Jennifer Leslie.

Jan Smith has shaped the voices of Justin Bieber, Usher and Rob Thomas, who all refer to her as Mama Jan.

Riverwood hires new assistant principal

Riverwood hires new assistant principal

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Riverwood International Charter School has hired Charles Amica Jr. as its newest assistant principal.

Amica comes to Riverwood from Hillgrove High School in Cobb County, where he was an assistant principal and athletic director. He has also worked for schools in Mableton, Chamblee and Stone Mountain.

"I've known (Amica) for a number of years and have directly worked with him for the last four. He brings a wealth of experiences and skill sets to Riverwood ... He is also known as a leader who works to get to know faculty, students and community members," Dr. Robert Shaw, Riverwood's new principal, said in a statement.

Riverwood announces new principal

Riverwood announces new principal

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Riverwood International Charter School's new principal begins working at the Sandy Springs high school Monday.

Dr. Robert Shaw's background includes work as principal at two Cobb County schools -- Hillgrove High in Powder Springs and Pope High in East Cobb. He has racked up many accolades during his career, leading schools to honors like a Georgia Department of Education School of Excellence and an Atlanta magazine Top 20 High School.

Before becoming an administrator, Shaw taught social studies at schools in Cobb and DeKalb counties. He has also coached junior varsity baseball.

"I am excited about this new opportunity and I look forward to becoming a part of the Riverwood community," Shaw said in a statement.