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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Sleuths' Ink Members Signing Books Friday

Jan Gallagher, Sleuths' Ink member and president of the Quill and Ink Club, has coordinated several local authors to sign books at this Friday's Cherry Blossom Festival in Marshfield. It's an annual three-day event on April 22-24.

Sleuths' Ink president Shirley McCann will be signing THE NECKLACE, her YA novel. Sleuths' Ink vice president Beth Carter will be signing IT ALL CHANGED IN AN INSTANT, Six-Word Memoirs. Previous SI speakers, Terry McDermid and Wayne Holmes, will sign their books (Terry's romance novels and Wayne's memoir ROCKY COMFORT.)

Many other local authors will be at the event including Sally Tippett Rains, Wayne Glenn, Willie Washam, Ellen Massey, and Reta Stewart Allen. Come support local authors Friday, April 23, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church on Locust St.

Enjoy booths, food, a World War II luncheon, English tea, cherry pie contest, and other activities. Check the web site for details. http://www.cherryblossomfest.com/

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Drury Professor to Speak About Memoir Writing

Wayne Holmes will discuss his memoir, ROCKY COMFORT, at our Sleuths' Ink meeting on Saturday, April 10, from 11-noon.

ROCKY COMFORT is set in the Ozarks and highlights Wayne's youth where he was one of six siblings. His family was very poor and traveled by horse and buggy through KS, OK and settled in MO. He'll share plenty of stories about his hardscrabble life--hunting game to put food on the table, pranks, farming, religion, girlfriends and more.

Wayne will read an excerpt from his book, discuss the process of memoir writing, and the publisher he used in Missouri. As background, Wayne taught English at Drury for nearly 25 years. Besides teaching, he enjoys farming, football, playing Rook, building unique homes, Shakespeare, and of course, writing.

Hope to see you at the Library Station this Saturday!