Wiley Cash in town Monday
Literary Bookpost has several author visits coming up, starting Monday with Wiley Cash, author of “A Land More Kind than Home.” Cash, whose debut novel was included in the 2012 Summer Reading Challenge, will be at the store at 110 S. Main St., starting at 6 p.m., a guest of the Reading Between the Wines book club.
The book recently came out in paperback. It was reviewed in the Post on Aug. 12, 2012. Cash earned a 2012 Dagger Award from the Crime Writers Association for his novel. He joined the Reading Challenge via Skype for a question and answer session last August.
On Saturday, Feb. 16, African-American children’s author Meya Bee will introduce her book, “The Sock Gremlin,” from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the children’s room.
Embark on a journey with Tiphany as she searches for her missing socks. Bee is an aspiring children’s book author. She is a native of Danville, Va., who now lives in North Carolina. Bee’s motivation is to share effective ways for parents to foster their child’s literacy development and to encourage and strengthen morals/values in the home.
George Teo will also be at Literary Bookpost, from 1-3 p.m., on Saturday, Feb. 16, with his memoir, “Journey To Freedom,” which was reviewed Feb. 3 in the Salisbury Post. The book tells of his family’s struggle to leave communist Romania and come to America, where they are free to speak and practice their religion.
The County Line
Tony Haney of Landis is producing a monthly fiction magazine from the ground up. It contains his drawings and stories, all handwritten. The black-and-white illustrations are on the cover and inside the pages. A monthly edition costs $8.
Called “The County Line,” the magazine contains several warnings: “Caution: The County Line may contain language and references to subject matter inappropriate for very young, emotionally under-developed or easily offended audiences.”
It is available at Collectivity on West Fisher Street or by contacting Haney at The Ghost Writer, P.O. Box 642, Landis NC 28088-0642.
On ‘N.C. Bookwatch’
Southern Pine’s Jim Dodson, editor of “Pine Straw” and “O. Henry” magazines, talks about “American Triumvirate: Sam Snead, Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan, and the Modern Age of Golf” on UNC-TV’s “North Carolina Bookwatch” at noon today.
Who are America’s greatest golfers ever? You might say Tiger Woods, or go back a few years and think of Arnold Palmer or Jack Nicklaus, but if you’re of an age you’d insist that the names of Sam Snead, Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan, be on the list. Prize winning golf writer Dodson would agree. In his book, “American Triumvirate,” he says these three are responsible for the popular professional golf game that we know today. “America Triumvirate” was one of only three North Carolina-connected books to make the New York Times “100 Notable Books-2012” list and the only one whose author still lives in North Carolina.
The programs airs again on Thursday at 5 p.m.
D.G. Martin hosts “North Carolina Bookwatch,” which airs Sundays at noon and Thursdays at 5 p.m. on UNC-TV. For more information or to view prior programs visit the webpage at www.unctv.org/ncbookwatch. Next week’s (Feb. 17, 21) guest is Ping Fu, author of “Bend, Not Break: A Life in Two Worlds.”