I just completed a week of enjoyable interaction with readers at two separate events in McCormick, South Carolina.
On Thursday evening about two dozen attended an Authors Night including a Book Signing at the McCormick County Library. My talk focused on the research for my recently released historical novel, Genesis of Martyrs: Don’t Tread on Me ~ Saga 1. I believe those who attended enjoyed the evening…. the interaction during and after my talk was lively. I know I enjoyed the evening.
On Saturday, even with Hurricane Florence threatening, downtown McCormick held its annual Gold Rush Festival. Many who evacuated the coast and traveled inland took refuge in our community and attended the festival. They watched the parade, visited the attractions… including a table at which I discussed and sold books. I enjoyed meeting many interesting people including the brother-in-law of a friend I haven’t seen for about thirty years…. when I lived in Ohio.
A SINCERE INVATATION:
If you will be in Northeast Ohio on August 13, 14 or 15, you are invited to attend any of three events taking place. I am joining with author M.A. Appleby (a high school classmate from 51 years ago) for three events open to the public. The events include:
- Book signing hosted by the Learned Owl Book Shop, 204 North Main Street, Hudson from 1:00 to 3:00 PM on Saturday, August 13.
- Event hosted by the St. Joseph Pinto Vista Vineyard, 7800 Warren Road, Madison from 1:00 to 5:00 PM on Sunday, August 14. This event is a benefit for the non-profit Miracles Among Us, Inc. (An organization supporting survivors, families and caregivers of traumatic and acquired brain injury)
- Presentations and book signing hosted by the Chardon Public Library, 110 East Park Street, Chardon starting at 7:00 PM on Monday, August 15.
Marjorie (Ms. Appleby), who now resides in Florida, is an author of mysteries. Two books of her WHISPER MYSTERY TRILOGY have been published. These include THE ANCIENT WHISPER and WHISPERED DREAMS. The third book, JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND STEPS, is scheduled for release later this year. These mysteries captivate the reader as Ms. Appleby portrays a mother fighting to overcome a life turned upside down by world politics, criminals and a Federal bureaucracy. Rather than accepting defeat from the hand she is dealt, this lady responds with cunning as she wages her war with Middle East royalty, Homeland Security, those who identify themselves as FBI agents and an organization of criminals.
Currently residing in South Carolina, I am an author of novels depicting significant cultural and historic events wearing a costume of fiction. My inspirational Second World War Two novel, BREAKING LIBERATOR’S SHACKLES, reveals the horrors American servicemen suffered as Prisoners of War held by the Japanese. It also includes settings from Chardon, Ohio and surrounding areas. The changing American culture leading to the shootings at Kent State University is the stage set for my novel, THE BLANKET HILL INSURGENCY. My most recent work, TARNISHED VALOR, explores the plight faced by disabled and scared veterans following their return home from fighting an unpopular war in Vietnam.