Thursday, March 6, 2014
Peninsula author signing books in Hudson
Author Susan Ellison will be signing copies of her book March 15 in Hudson. More information from a news release:
WHEN: 2014-03-15TIME: 1-3 pmWHERE: Learned Owl Book Shop, 204 N Main St, Hudson, OH
WHAT: Ellison Busch. a resident of Peninsula, OH, will be available to sign copies of her book, Yearning for Normal.I phoned for an ambulance. As I called, Mike paced back and forth in the kitchen saying, 'Just drive me. I'll be okay.' He told me that he had been cooking meatballs and his shirt caught on fire. While waiting for the ambulance,
I got him some pants for modesty, covering his burnt waist and buttocks.
I remembered a little from nursing school about burns, so I tried to get him to lie down on a quilt since I knew he was in danger of going into shock.
This heartbreaking journey will take Susan Busch and her son, Mike, through hospitals, backyards, schoolrooms, psychiatric wards, a court room, a burn unit, and the corridors of Susan's own heart. But beyond the struggles of adjusting to life with this deletion, there is a tale of humanity, with all its sorrow, love, and hope. This story is not just for the parents of children with 22q.11 Deletion syndrome, but for their friends, neighbors, doctors, nurses, teachers, speech therapists, social workers, police officers, paramedics, firefighters, ministers, and whoever else likes a good story.
Labels: book signing, local authors
Monday, March 3, 2014
New titles added to our Little Free Library
Got started on a little early spring cleaning this weekend - a power outage will do that to you - and came across some books I wanted to share.
Among the titles now calling the Little Free Library Mentor Public Library
was kind enough to drop off at The News-Herald are:
Lisa Klein's "Lady MacBeth's Daughter"
Louis Sachar's "The Cardturner" and
Sheldon Rusch's "The Boy With Perfect Hands"
Next time you're in the neighborhood
stop by and pick up something new to read.
And now that I've made some room on my shelf ...
Monday, February 17, 2014
Book sale at Morley Library on March 8
The Friends of Morley Library
have planned a book sale for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 8 in the lower level of the library, 184 Phelps St., Painesville. The sale will include more than 12,000 gently used items, arranged by category — including children's, adult, collectible books, movies, music and audio books.
Friends members will be eligible for a drawing and receive one free hardback and two free paperback books. Friends memberships may be purchased the day of the sale.
Labels: book sale, Morley Library
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Bainbridge Library plans March events
Via a news release from the Geauga County Public Library:
Registration required: 440-543-5611. Visit www.GeaugaLibrary.net for more information on these and other programs.
Organic gardening and starting your garden by seed Thursday, March 6, 7 p.m.
Organic gardening is great, but to be successful, you need to be armed with the proper information. Join Jeff Griff, owner of Lowe’s Greenhouse, as he presents on organic gardening solutions and how to start a garden by seed.
In her footsteps: Finding her ancestors Monday, March 10, 7 p.m.
Follow Sandra Beane-Milton’s genealogical journey to the home of the family who owned her ancestors. A GCPL staff member with a passionate interest in genealogy, Beane-Milton will share the story of two families, one black, one white – and how their lives intertwined in fascinating connections. Her research of these two families spans 200 years and hundreds of miles as she walked in their footsteps.
The best they could be: How the Cleveland Indians became the Kings of Baseball from 1916 – 1920 Thursday, March 13, 7 p.m.
Just in time for opening day, local baseball historian Scott Longert discusses his new book about how the Cleveland Indians brought the world championship to their city of passionate fans in a spectacular style that has yet to be replicated. Books will be available for signing.
Labels: Bainbridge Library, events, Geauga County Public Library System
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Concord author releases new novel
Concord resident Martin Prendergast has released a new thriller mystery novel. Details from a news release:
CONCORD, Ohio — In his new thriller mystery novel, “Fear Itself,” author Martin Prendergast introduces the story of man fearing that his daughter will take all the lengths just to have him for ferself.
Children will be the death of adults, especially if they spike adult’s wine with antifreeze. That is what Mathew Derrick suspects his precious young Sarah did to her mother so that she could have daddy all to herself. But the police think that he killed his wife after discovering that his daughter was the product of an extra-marital affair. Rather than face the wrath of the law, he takes little Sarah and runs.
Although he manages to elude the law, he can’t escape Sarah’s unquenchable wrath for the women in his life. Could this adorable and seemingly innocent child really be a murderess? And if not, who is killing the loves of his life, and why?
Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher atwww.tatepublishing.com/bookstore, or by visiting barnesandnoble.com or amazon.com.
Prendergast is a freelance writer and fiction author. He received his B.A. in English from John Carroll University, where he studied creative writing under Mark Winegardner. He has published work in the Sig Sec Quarterly and editorials in the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Labels: Concord Township, local authors
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Maple Heights author signing books
Maple Heights resident Douglas M. Graf will be signing copies of his book "Bible Principles for Christian Dating" next weekend at Zion Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall in Maple Heights. More details from a news release:
WHEN: 2014-02-15TIME: 3:00-6:00pmWHERE: Zion Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 5780 Dunham Road, Maple Heights, OH
WHAT: Graf, a resident of Maple Heights, OH, will be available to sign copies of his book, Bible Principles for Christian Dating.While many Christian dating books focus on the relationship of Boaz and Ruth, Bible Principles for Christian Dating focuses on the union of Adam and Eve. As you may know, Eve was formed from a rib of Adam. When Adam awoke, he did not have to look too far to find his rib. Every man should be seeking his rib, and every woman should be seeking the body from which she came. This book explores and reveals the biblical principles applicable in Christian dating and marriage.
Bible Principles for Christian Dating casts a luminous light on various relationship topics in addition to framing a safe and accessible approach to Christian dating for teens, adults, and college students.
Labels: author appearance, book signing, local authors, Maple Heights
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Teen writing workshop at Mentor Public Library
Young adults who have author aspirations should consider checking out a writers workshop planned for this weekend at Mentor Public Library. Below, the news release with more information:
|Photo Courtesy of Tess Smith Photography|
MENTOR, Ohio… Teens who like to write will have a special opportunity this Saturday, Feb. 1, at Mentor Public Library.
Rachele Alpine—the author of the Young Adult novel, Canary—will host a writers workshop especially for teens from 1 to 3 p.m. at the library’s Main Branch.
Everyone who registers for the workshop will also get a free copy of Canary. Alpine’s book tells the story of Kate Franklin, a teenage girl who is sexually assaulted by a popular student-athleteand then told by her father to keep it a secret.
Alpine said she wrote the book, in part, to encourage young people to tell their stories—whether through writing or other means.
“It is so important to get your story out and never have your voice silenced,” Alpine said. “No matter how hard it is, someone is going to listen. It’s through stories that people find understanding, strength and inspiration. We need to tell our stories because if we don’t, who will?"
Alpine will share her insights on writing and the path to publication with teens Saturday.
“We’ll be doing a variety of writing exercises to get their creative juice flowing and keep them writing well beyond the workshop,” Alpine said. “I’m also looking forward to talking with them about publishing, everything that goes into getting your book onto the shelves, and answering any questions they might have about writing.”
Alpine said the best writing advice she ever received was twofold: Read as much as you can and write every day.
“It doesn’t matter whether what you’re writing is good. You just want to get into the habit of creating new words each and every day,” she said.
Teens can register for Alpine’s writing workshop by calling the Mentor Public Library at 440-255-8811, ext. 215, or on the library’s website, www.mentorpl.org.
People can learn more about Alpine and her writing at www.rachelealpine.com.
Labels: local authors, Mentor Public Library, writing workshop, young adult