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Author to sign Civil War books

Philip Hatfield from Raeford will be at Literary Bookpost on Friday, Aug. 5, beginning at 6:30 p.m. during Night Out on the Town for a triple book signing.
Hatfield will be signing copies of ěThe Rowan Rifle Guards: A History of Company K, 4th Regiment, North Carolina State Troops 1857-1865î; ěHow the North Carolina Militia Helped Start the Civil Warî; and ěThe Other Feud: William Anderson ëDevil Anseí Hatfield in the Civil War.î
Hatfield is a psychologist and a U.S. Army veteran. Originally from West Virginia, Hatfield lived in Rowan County for a number of years before relocating to the Fayetteville area in 2008. He is the father of four children. Civil War history is his hobby. Hatfield recently spoke in Rowan County, and columnist Mark Wineka wrote an article in the Salisbury Post on Monday, July 18, which may be viewed at http://www.salisburypost.com/News/071811-wineka-rowan-rifles-with-pix-qcd.
Writing Workshop on Aug. 27
Literary Bookpost will host a writing workshop on Saturday, Aug. 27, with award-winning author Marjorie Hudson. Titled ěWriting Your Life: How I Got Here,î the workshop will focus on the crafting of memoirs and creative non-fiction. The workshop is designed for everyone from beginning writers to the more experienced who are looking for a way to get inspired. The two-hour workshop will be held between 2 and 4 p.m., and has a fee of $50, which includes a copy of Hudsonís latest book, ěAccidental Birds of the Carolinas.î Individuals who wish to attend the workshop are encouraged to pre-register at Literary Bookpost, as attendance will be limited to 12 participants.
Marjorie Hudson leads writing groups and workshops all over North Carolina, helping writers generate new work and providing a safe environment for creating something new.
Hudson was born in Illinois, grew up in Washington, D.C., and now lives in Chatham County. She is the author of the non-fiction book ěSearching for Virginia Dare,î and her fiction, poetry and essays have appeared in a number of anthologies, journals and literary collections.
Literary Bookpost is located at 110 S. Main St. in downtown Salisbury. To pre-register for the workshop, or for additional information, call 704- 630-9788.
Local bestsellers
Deal Safrit of Literary Bookpost compiles a list of the bestselling books in his store each week. Sometimes, bestselling means a handful of books. But with local author and rising star John Hart, bestselling takes on a new meaning.
The week of Hartís visit, Safrit sold 471 copies of ěIron House,î making it the No. 1 bestseller. Last week, Safrit sold 71 copies of ěIron House,î again making it the No. 1 bestseller.
Local author Jenny Hubbard keeps appearing on Safritís list, with 17 sold two weeks ago and six the previous week, 11 the week of July 3rd, and 87 the week she spoke and signed books at the store.
China Grove writer Mary Rice Patterson sold 19 copies of her book, ěWriters Dozen of Short Stories,î the week she signed at the store, quite an accomplishment for a self-published author.

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