When I was a little boy, Saturdays were a big day.
My mom would drive whichever boat-like used Buick we were riding in at the time to the big-town county seat of Centreville to “do her dealing.” For Ma that meant going to the fancy new-ish Acme grocery store.
For me it meant going to the library.
I always loved reading and the Centreville library was a gold mine of books. I went from the kids section to the adult section and back again for as long as my mom would allow, borrowing as many books as the librarians would allow.
Tonight, because books make great gifts, I’ll be joining other local authors at the library from 7-9 p.m. to sell and sign our work.
Authors participating in tonight’s Authors’ Night include:
ROBERT BIDINOTTO, the author of HUNTER, which became the #1 Amazon Kindle bestseller in “Mysteries & Thrillers” and “Romantic Suspense,” and a Wall Street Journal “Top Ten Fiction Ebook.”
BARRY DONADIO‘s book TWA 800 – First Responder Witness Account is the author’s’ on-scene chronicle of the July 1996 airplane crash which is still shrouded in mystery and controversy.
SUSAN JONES‘ book , WORDS’WORTH’S VOCABULARY VERSE A TO Z AND BACK AGAIN: A RHYMING ROMP THROUGH THE ALPHABET, is compiled from her collection of light verse.
KENTON KILGORE’s two-part novel, DRAGONTAMER’S DAUGHTERS, breaks new ground in the young adult fantasy genre.
FRED LAGNO is the author and photographer of CHANGES: A MODEL RAILROAD COMES TO LIFE – a must-have for lovers of trains and model railroading.
My books are REMEMBERING KENT ISLAND: STORIES OF THE CHESAPEAKE and A HISTORY OF THE KENT ISLAND VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT.
MARK LIDINSKY is the creator of the KENT ISLAND MYSTERIES. The first installment in Mark’s series is CAPTAIN BOYLE’S TREASURE and his newest, THE HEADLESS OYSTERMAN, was just released.
SUSAN REISS‘ TARNISHED SILVER is the first in a new murder mystery series set on the Eastern Shore.
JERRY SWEENEY has published six novels including EAGLES RISING, FIRST LIGHTS, CRASHING INTO SUNRISE and YO COLUMBIA!
WILSON WYATT‘s gorgeous book of regional photography is entitled CHESAPEAKE VIEWS – CATCHING THE LIGHT. Wilson will also be representing our regional literary journal The Delmarva Review.
When I was a little boy, I loved the Centreville library.
I never dreamed some day I’d be selling and signing books there.
Come see us and buy a book for someone you love.
Hope you have a good turn out tonight. I sorry that I’m going to miss it. Have date with Dick for a dinner at the VFW, otherwise I’d be there.
Ashley Premier Properties
thanks, Sis. Have a nice dinner!
I marked the date on my calendar as soon as I heard about it. In fact, I am bringing my 13 year old granddaughter who loves to write and perhaps she will be inspired by local authors. I guess I’d better bring some money too!
Awesome, Sharon. Thanks for commenting and we look forward to seeing you and your granddaughter!