Monday, April 15, 2013

Authors at the Library!

Happy National Library Week!  In celebration, we’re having some local authors in to sign their books and meet with readers.  Here’s the schedule:

Monday, April 15   4:30 PM- 6 :00 PM
Dr. Craig McDonald, long-time professor in the King College English Department, writes historical fiction about characters whose faith is real, and is woven into their lives.  Otherwise, the characters and setting vary widely.  In His Right Mind takes up the story of man from whom Jesus cast out demons.  Now healed, what can he make of his life?  How can he carry out the mission Jesus gave him? McDonald has two other historical novels, both set in Scotland during the Middle Ages:  An Early Fall and Among His Personal Effects.

Tuesday, April 16  4:30 PM- 6:00 PM
Lisa White is an area native who spends her time gardening, spending time with family and friends, practicing law and, of course, writing.  Her first novel Laws of Love is contemporary romance.  Livi Miller has built her life around her job as general counsel for Hampton Steel, enjoying the challenges of negotiating deals and aiming her way up the corporate ladder.  Then an unexpected takeover at work  and the reappearance of an old flame throws her life into chaos, and Livi finds herself caught between love and responsibility.

Wednesday, April 16  4:30 PM-6:00 PM
It’s an author double feature when Tim Rouse and Lightnin’ Charlie visit the library.  Tim is the author of the “Me and Delmer Green” series, sure to delight Western fans.  Tim believes in the classic Western stories, like those told by Zane Grey and Louis L’Amour.  Lightnin’ Charlie is well known to area music fans for decades.  He tells his story in the book Lightnin’ Charlie Off the Record:  The Trials and Tribulations of a Travelin’ Troubadour.

Thursday, April 17 4:30 PM-6:00 PM
Kathy Shearer is an oral historian who specializes in telling the stories of the people and places of our region.  Her most recent book is Tales from the Moonshine Trade, which has stories of those who made the illegal liquor and those who chased them down. 

She says, "I came to realize that making moonshine was actually very hard work and many men and even a few women engaged in it to put food on the table during the Depression. This was a part of their heritage, going back to a time before whiskey was taxed, and distilling was a normal part of the farmstead activities."

Kathy is currently is gathering stories and pictures from people who worked for the Stuart Land and Cattle Company, once the largest family-owned farm east of the Mississippi.

No comments:

Post a Comment