August 5, 2015

Book signings around Salisbury

Published 12:00 am Friday, October 19, 2012

“Stars In The Sky At Dawn: Enduring Memories Of Childhood,” by Marjorie Victoria White, published by Xlibris, has been released. This work relives events of the author’s childhood while growing up in her home on a beautiful Caribbean island. Her press release says, “It recounts memorable events and lessons learned that have proven to be life-fulfilling and enriching.”
White says it is written in “engaging and colorful descriptive language, this book recounts experiences, involving home, family and community, which have shaped and enriched the life of the author. In addition to being highly informative and inspiring, this work is also delightfully entertaining. Its style, vocabulary and format are designed to appeal to readers of all age groups and educational levels.”
There will be a presentation and discussion of the book at the Hurley Room, Rowan County Public Library headquarters on Fisher Street, on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 2-4 p.m. A discussion and signing will take place at Literary Bookpost, at 110 S. Main St., on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 1-3 p.m.
White is a Jamaican author and retired educator who now lives in North Carolina. This is her first published book.
Donna Earnhardt will sign her children’s book, “Being Frank,” on Saturday, Oct. 27, 1-3 p.m. at Literary Bookpost.
Here is a description of the book: “Frank follows the motto, ‘Honesty is the best policy.’ He tells the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. Frank never lies to his schoolmates. He always tells the truth to adults, and he’s always honest with police officers. The balancing act of finding tact, that fine line between telling the truth and telling too much truth, is the main theme of this story, and it’s very funny – although not necessarily to his friend Dotti whose freckles remind Frank of the Big Dipper, or to the teacher who hears that her breath smells like onions, or to the principal who is told that his toupee looks like a weasel. No one is quite as impressed with Frank’s honesty as he thinks they should be, but with everyone annoyed at him, Frank is now honestly unhappy. He decides to visit his confidante and pal, Grandpa Ernest, who has a history of frankness himself. With a few lessons from Grandpa, Frank begins to understand that the truth is important, but so is not being hurtful. With amusing characters and expressive artwork, this story tells the powerful message of finding the good in everything – a lesson that sends compassion and understanding to take the place of rudeness in the complex concept of truth.”