Who knew that I have a Random House author living just down the street from me! In today’s Athens Banner Herald, I read about Winterville resident Donny Bailey Seagraves, author of Gone from these Woods. On her website and in the article, the book is described as one for middle readers, although I’ve read reviews that recommend it for grades 4-8.
The author will be reading excerpts of her book at the Winterville Library on Saturday July 25 from noon-2PM. She will also be at Borders bookstore on Sunday August 30 at 2PM. Her book has ties to Athens, Winterville, and Watkinsville. It is set in the 90s and is about a boy who accidentally kills his uncle on a hunting trip. The book also shows the boy’s struggles in dealing with this terrible incident.
I hope many of you will take advantage of these opportunities to meet and talk with a published author. If you go, post some comments about what you thought. More appearances by the author are listed on her calendar.
I’ll be posting more author appearances throughout the school year.