On Friday, October 19, 2018, 6-8pm, the Franklin County Arts Council (FCAC) Writer’s Guild will hold a social event with a “Six Pack of Authors” — local authors with recently published books.
Come and meet representatives of the county Writers’ Guild and enjoy refreshments — cider and cookies to highlight the Fall season.
Socialize in the FCAC Main Street Gallery, 118 B North Main Street, Louisburg NC. Parking is available nearby.
Six authors, all members of FCAC’s Writers Guild, will be selling and signing copies of their books at the FCAC Main Street Gallery.
- Jackie Dove-Miller — Jackie Dove-Miller is a retired English teacher who lives in Franklin County, NC. Since retiring, she spends her time as a spoken-word artist, playwright, poet and photographer. Jackie was named Franklin County’s “Artist of the Year” in 2013. She has published several books of poetry. She will be launching her newest book at this event: Beauty and Truth: A Buffet of Poetry.
- Kathryn Ewers Bundy — Kathy lives and writes in Raleigh. Her novels portray the lives of women in the US from the 1850s until the present. She weaves stories with unexpected characters whose lives don’t always fit the norm but come to life in familiar ways. She lives with her artist wife, Jill, and an assortment of furry friends. Her book titles include: The New Women, Daughters of Buxton, Way Out in Dog Heaven, Haints in the Side Yard, Gaddy’s Song, Treasures Found.
- K. F. Whatley — Kay’s professional writing experience spans 20+ years. Starting with published technical books, then moving into news reporting, she dove into fiction in 2006 — picking up where her teen self had left off. After publishing fiction and poetry in local literary journals for years, she made the leap to Kindle publishing in 2017, and her first fiction novel in 2018. She is based in Eastern North Carolina, with ocean in one direction and foothills in the other. She will be signing her novel Making Corrections.
- Kim Beall — Kim is the author of “Seven Turns,” a contemporary Southern Gothic fantasy with just a touch of romance. She started sneaking into the basement to read her parents’ massive book collection when she was nine years old, and spent her teenage years writing reams of Awesome Novels. This might have worked out better for her if she had not written them during math class. She sincerely believes every adult still yearns, not so deep inside, to find real magic in everyday life.
- Donna Campbell Smith — Donna has been a published author and freelance writer for nearly twenty years. Her titles include three historical fiction novels for young readers: Pale as the Moon, An Independent Spirit, and Bear Song. Her grownup’s novel In the Garden with the Pruning Shears has recently been followed by a second in her cozy mystery series In the Library with the Dictionary. She will have all or her novels available at the signing.
- Micheal Nelson — Micheal is a lifelong SciFi fan, yet Christian and contrarian, futurist. “What if…?” questions bugged Micheal Lee Nelson until he had to write his answers down. So began many years of research, brainstorming, and worldbuilding his future Galactic setting, and creating interesting characters who come alive inside those worlds. Now Micheal has written and independently published his first novel. CERES 2525 is a clean read, military space opera; an action adventure saga now available in local Indie bookstores and on Amazon.com.
Art, sculpture, photographs, and more will be on display in the Gallery — all by local artisans — and some will be available for purchase. Books make great Christmas gifts and they will be offering a wide variety for everyone on your list. Get a jump on the holiday season with books, unique gifts, and free cider!
Be sure to enjoy Louisburg’s OcTARberfest on the same evening as the “Six Pack of Authors” social.
The Franklin County Arts Council’s Writers’ Guild is online at fcacarts.org/writers_guild.aspx. If you are a writer, or hope to be, and are interested in becoming a part of Franklin County Arts Council’s Writers’ Guild, contact Donna Campbell Smith by email.