Area authors to visit Northern Tier Library to discuss, autograph books
Area authors offer books on everything from healthy eating to adolescent fantasies for 2013 holiday gift giving.
Ten writers will discuss, sell and sign the works from 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 9, at the Northern Tier Regional Library in Richland.
“We ask them to donate a portion of their sales,” said library staffer Julian Toepfer, organizer of the authors' open house, an annual event launched three years ago.
Toepfer arranges the writers' lineup after he learns about area authors' new books.
Each author will give a 10-to-12-minute talk on their book or books during the open house.
“We have a lot of different topics to be covered,” Toepfer said. “Most are adult nonfiction.”
People may come and go, or simply drop in to hear any author's scheduled talk, or purchase a book.
Tony Palermo of Richland, a retired scientist, will offer “Letters to Gene: A Seeker's Musings: Essays on Religion, Science, Morality & Ethics.”
Palermo based the book on 34 years of letters to the Rev. Eugene Lauer, a now-retired Roman Catholic priest of the Diocese of Pittsburgh. Those letters “led me to over 200 books in the fields of philosophy, Biblical criticism, morality, ethics and science,” Palermo said.
Palermo said his book offers varied points of view “and encourages the reader to form his or her own conclusions about some of life's important questions.”
William Been, 71, of Adams, a retired manufacturing plant manager and treasurer of Butler County Humane Society, will present “Masters of Audacity and Deceit.”
Been's book examines the 2008 U.S. housing market crisis and ensuing recession.
Christina Weigand of Cranberry, a mother of four and grandmother, will present “Palace of the Twelve Pillars: Book One,” Palace of the Three Crosses: Book Two,” and “Sanctuary of the Nine Dragons: Book Three,” a trilogy of young adult fantasy books. In each novel, youths face trials in a world populated by princes, princesses, kings and queens.
Hampton High School graduate Dana Faletti of Pine described her “Whisper: Book One” as a young adult paranormal romance, and the first in another trilogy of tales for young adults.“Wake,” the second book, is due for release in January.
“The trilogy is largely about the battle between good and evil that goes on, invisible, all around us, but it centers on teens and the decisions they make,” Faletti said.
“The main character is a 16-year-old girl who discovers she is an angel sent from heaven to battle demons that prey on teenage souls.”
“Far Away in the Sky,” a memoir by David Koren of Clinton, Butler County, revisits Koren's role in the 1968-69 airlift of humanitarian aid to Biafra, West Africa.
“We flew at night to evade enemy MiGs (Russian aircraft) and delivered tons of food, overall saving one million people, mostly children, from starvation,” said Koren, a retired optical design engineer and president of Kiski Astronomers.
Laura Wagner of Hampton offers “stories for children of all ages,” according to her online site.
Wagner's titles include: “The Little Drummer Boy,” based on the Christmas carol; “His Eyes on the Sparrow,” about a birdwatcher, his son, and their quest to find the world's most beautiful bird; “The Art of Play,” with lesson plans for early childhood educators; “I Can Find God,” about a boy's search for the divine; “Harvey, the Right Handed Horse,” about being born different; and “Over the Rainbow,” about instructing children on the subject of death.
“I primarily write stories for children from ages 2 to 10,” said Wagner, a University of Montana graduate with a bachelor's degree in theater education and master's degree in fine arts.
Mary McCarthy of West Deer will talk about her eBook, “Crazy Odds,” a collection of poems.
“I am a poet who spent most of her working life as a registered nurse,” McCarthy said. “I have been published in many small literary magazines, and a few anthologies.”
Northern Tier Library is at 4015 Dickey Road, Richland. For information, call 724-449-2665.
Deborah Deasy is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-772-6369 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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