Have you had an opportunity to come to any of our local author series? It is a great way to learn about the process of writing and to discuss the new books being written by very talented authors. You have only 2 more events to attend before the series ends.
On Tuesday, September 16th at 6PM the staff of the Gardiner Public Library is pleased to host New England author, Chip Bishop, author of Quentin and Flora-A Roosevelt and a Vanderbilt in Love during the Great War. Copies of the book will be for sale and the author will be available to sign them.
Quentin and Flora is a moving tale of courage, heroism and young love. Set against the backdrop of Theodore Roosevelt’s lofty expectations for his sons and his own tragic demise, it is a richly-drawn and gripping tale, superbly written and forcefully told. Just in time for the centennial of the Great War, Quentin and Flora is a classic page-turner with relevance for today.
On Wednesday, October 15that 7PM novelist Paul Betit will be our final speaker for this series. Paul Betit is the author of three mystery-suspense novels featuring U.S. Army CID investigator John Murphy. His books include Phu Bai, Kagnew Station and recently –published The Man In The Canal.
For nearly 40 years, Paul has worked a sportswriter or a general assignment reporter. His newspaper career has included lengthy stints with the Kennebec Journal in Augusta, the Portland Press Herald and the Maine Sunday Telegram. He continues to cover high school, college and pro sports on a free-lance basis for the two Portland newspapers.
Following his graduation in 1965 from Cony High School in Augusta, Paul served as an intelligence analyst with the United States Army Security Agency. He received letters of commendation for his work in South Vietnam and Ethiopia, the settings for his first two books. The author will have copies of his book for sale as well.
These programs are free and opened to the public…come spend an evening discovering new authors!