Book signing for local authors set for Thursday
by Jennifer Cohron
Dec 02, 2012 | 1377 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Jasper Public Library will host its second annual book signing for local authors on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m.

Twelve authors with ties to Walker and Winston counties will be participating. Books will be available for purchase, and some of the authors will also be speaking during the event.

Staff member Polly Harrelson said last year’s book signing was such a success that the library wanted to extend another invitation to local authors.

“We have a lot of talent here. We had a good crowd last year, and they sold almost everything they brought. We just want to show our support for them,” Harrelson said.

The first speaker of the day will be Lynelle Woods Graham. She will take the podium at 4 p.m. and will be selling copies of “My Neck of the Woods” and “Down Came a Blackbird.”

Tim Kent will follow at 4:20 p.m. He is the author of “Die Like Men” and “Never Smile Again.”

Robin O’Bryant, a columnist for the Daily Mountain Eagle and author of “Ketchup is a Vegetable & Other Lies Moms Tell Themselves,” will be speaking at 4:40 p.m.

Roy Pounds will be speaking at 5 p.m. His book is titled “Flat Rock or Not: The Lost Cornerstone, Mystery, Maybe not.”

Wheeler Pounds will be signing copies of his first book, “The Garden of Eve — Mystery of the Cherokee Hideaway.” He will be speaking at 5:20 p.m.

Eagle columnist Dale Short will follow at 5:40 p.m. Short will have several titles available, including “A Shining Shining Path,” “A Writer’s Tool Kit,” “I Left My Heart in Shanghi, Alabama,” “Turbo’s Very Life and Other Stories,” and “In Search of the Spirit: Some Thoughts on Faith.”

Former Eagle editor Skip Tucker will be speaking at 6 p.m. He is the author of “A Pale Blue Light.”

Butch Walker will be bringing copies of “Chickasaw Chief George Colbert — His Family and His Country,” “Doublehead, Last Chickamauga Cherokee Chief,” “Warrior Mountain Folklore” and “Warrior Mountains Indian Heritage Teacher and Student Books.” He will be speaking at 6:20 p.m.

The event will end at 6:40 p.m. with Rick Watson, an Eagle columnist and author of “Remembering Big” and “Life Happens.”

Other authors and titles that will be part of the book signing include Lenora Cannon — “The History of Walker County,” “Annals of Northwest Alabama” and “The Cost of Courage”; Joseph Landers — “Drug Revenge” and “Our Deadly Sins”; and Jonathan Uncapher — “The River of Peace.”