VIP Guests (from 6 to 9 PM):
Ann Elia Stewart, author of Twice a Child and editor of A Community of Writers will read from her novel and discuss the short story compilation created by writers from her Camp Hill Library workshop.
About Twice a Child:
Frank Lillo lost his beloved wife of sixty years, Mamie. People and places have begun to confuse Frank, especially at Mamie's funeral, where the story begins. One person stands out in Frank's mind: his son, Eddie.
At any moment, Frank knows Eddie will arrive - how could anyone miss his mother's funeral? He stumbles through the crowd of mourners, asking for Eddie like a parent of a child lost to catastrophe.
And then he sees it - a vase filled with white roses, Mamie's favorite flower. Frank reads the card: "We'll see you later, Mom. Love, Eddie."
Frank decides if Eddie can't come to him, he'll go to Eddie. When he reveals his plan to Tina, his granddaughter who just graduated as a registered nurse and became a single mother of Joshua - her "little brown baby" -- she reminds him that Eddie lives in California, a long trip for an eighty-year-
Frank is determined to go and pulls out all stops...
About A Community of Writers:
Stories from the The Natalie D. Craumer Writer's Workshop at the Fredricksen Library in Camp Hill, PA:
Hunting Season - Rayne Ayers Debski
Take Care - Margaret DeAngelis
Angel in the Mist - Laurie J. Edwards
Survivor Barbie - C.A.Masterson
A Soldier's Gift - Don Helin
Operation Pumpkin Patch - Gina Napoli
A Cautious Life - Larry C. Kerr
The Green Eyed Monster - Catherine Jordan
Smoke - Lori M. Myers
Number 11 - Maria McKee
The Things She Chose to Keep - Susan Pigott
The Surprise Party - Carol A. Lauveran
An excerpt from "Oops," Said God - Duffy Batzer
Swan Song - Ann Elia Stewart
Dragon Riders - D.A.Morrow
Free as a Bluejay - Madelyn Killion
4:30 - Bob Walton
Fade to Black - Kathryn Grace
The Nature of Sin - Maria McKee
Dead Letters - Susan Girolami Kramer
Dissipation - C.A.Masterson
The Mirror - Susan E. Bangs
Betsy's Delight - Marlene Ross
Moving Targets - Debra A. Varsanyi
Creature of Habit - Don Helin
Madelyn Killion, author of At the End of the Day will read from her debut novel.
About At the End of the Day:
All is not what it seems. Or at least that’s what Frank Ravenelle thinks. A beleaguered postman with a hobby of reading other’s mail, Frank lives his life vicariously through the people on his route, at times envious or bewildered, but always shocked by the immorality that has been creeping along the shady streets of his postal route. At least his life is untouched by scandal.
Or is it?
Set on a wintry Saturday, At The End of The Day unveils the lives of five seemingly normal people, who each at his core, is riddled with tumors of doubt, self-loathing and jealousy.
Reverend Bob Ford, author of the Beagle Tales series will read from his latest installment (#3).
About Beagle Tales 3:
This third installment of Ford's short stories mixes a love for the hunt and a thorough appreciation of the beagle as a cherished pet. Whether he is navigating the wild lands looking for rabbits or the wilder terrain of human relationships, the author is always looking for the important things in life, and casting them in a humorous light. Beagles and rabbit hunting are featured prominently in these collected assays, although the tales of the hunt are often a medium to tell a more profound story. Laugh along with his nostalgic remembrances of childhood, unique perspectives on life today, and the joys of living with hunting house beagles.
Bob Ford is an Excellence in Craft winner in humor for the Outdoor Writers Association of America (2012).
All authors will be signing copies of their books after their presentations.
Snacks and drinks will be provided.
The event will be held at:
50 West Main St
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
The location is directly across the street from the Brath & Hughes Art Gallery. about a half block west of the Gingerbread Man. There is plenty of free public parking in the rear.
All of Sunbury's titles will be on display and available for sale.
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