Local authors sign their books on Oct. 20
On Oct. 20, Literary Bookpost will be host to local author Ruth Temple Taul from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. with her book "Blond, Black and Blue." Here's a description: Caitlyn and her children live in fear of the next attack. She's tried to play to role of dutiful wife to her abusive and violent husband, but one night, as she's hiding in terror in the closet, she realizes that she won't survive much longer. Something has to change - and quickly. She's heard all the excuses and nothing changes. She has endured his abuse for years; despite repeated promises that each time is the last, she knows the truth. She is numb to the true horror of her life. Her children are too young to be so knowledgeable about the deception of life in an abusive household. When Caitlyn makes the decision to leave her husband behind, it is the most terrifying day of her new life. She finds refuge at the lake home of her loving Aunt Betty, but even there she's not truly safe. As Caitlyn tries to build a new, optimistic life far away from her dangerous past, she must now battle new demons. But with faith in the love of her family, trust in her own abilities and hope that she truly deserves a more peaceful life, she is confident that she will escape the cycle of violence.
That day will continue with another signing from 1-3 p.m. by Katie Appenheimer, a former Catawba College student, with her book "Crownless: Tales of the Banished."
Appenheimer writes: "My tale is a coming-of-age story where a girl must find herself whilst sent away from her parents into a feared and magical land. She struggles under the curse of a spell, the true purpose of which (unbeknownst to her) is to influence prophecy that names her as a key player of doom or deliverance. Accompanied by unlikely friends and mysterious acquaintances she adventures into the natural wonders of the unknown to discover an ancient race of people in dire need of her help. She races against time and destiny to free their souls battling against nature and struggling against her fate. In the end she must choose between a first love and an abiding friendship, what is right and what is easy, between loyalty and apathy for those who have turned against her, and learn to find her own happily ever after."Young writers under 18 are eligible to enter a contest sponsored by The Writers' Workshop. For more info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Changing My World Essay Contest:s postmarked by Oct. 30. Write an essay of 15 pages or less, double-spaced, about an issue that concerns you. Research your topic, and offer possiblesolutions. Include your name, address, birth date and phone number. Enclose self-addressed,stamped envelope for return of your entry (which will be critiqued by contest judges), and for listof winners. The entry fee is $10 per essay.
Send to: World Contest, 387 Beaucatcher Rd., Asheville, NC 28805, or by email:
email@example.com. Put contest title in the subject. The entry fee can be paid at the website: