MOUNT VERNON — The Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County is presenting the latest in a series of “Celebrations of Local Authors” on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the multipurpose room at the library. Featured authors include Craig Clauston, C. Rodney James, Betty LeMaster, Brenda Nixon, Virginia Norman and Tonia Bennington Osborn.
In “Snapshots: A Spiritual Look at Daily Life,” Clauston offers a set of experience-driven scenarios built on pictures and accompanying reflections to help readers in their spiritual growth.
James has long been fascinated with the forensic end of firearms, and after training with the Association of Firearm and Tool Mark Examiners, has become an independent examiner. His work as a court-certified firearms expert has inspired a series of novels, the first of which is “Original Cyn: A Love Story ... with Guns.”
A wife of 37 years, a mother and grandmother, LeMaster began writing in the 1980s and has developed a story line about a young couple in different parts of the country in 1888. “Ruby Mountain Valley” and “Guest’s Station” are published together, an unusual narrative of a faithful and beautiful relationship.
Author of the award-winning “The Birth of Five Book,” quoted in Parenting and Good Housekeeping magazines, and host of “The Parent’s Plate” radio show, Nixon is a frequent speaker to parents and childcare professionals. She instructs at writers conferences, and teaches How to Get Published at Knox County Career Center.
Norman has been a pastor’s wife, a social worker, and a children’s librarian. A love of literature, especially poetry, has been a large part of her life. “All Creation Sings” is a collection of her poems, expressing her joy and gratitude to God for his inspiration to the beauty of the created world.
Osborn’s lifelong labor of love has been to explore and express the miracles that make up her world. She creates in soft pastel, graphite, watercolor, acrylics and oils. She owns her own gallery and framing studio, the Red Z Gallery in Mount Vernon. Her latest book effort is “Rupert’s Tale: The Wheel of the Year.”
Each author will speak briefly about his or her work, and then respond to questions from the audience.
The authors will have copies of their books for purchase and autographing. Refreshments will be served.
For more information call 392-2665, ext. 230 or 236.
Published on March 21, 2011