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Poet published again; several authors to visit Literary Bookpost

Books and author

William Sherrill

William Sherrill

'The Sparrow and the Trees'

‘The Sparrow and the Trees’

Author Greg Shemkovitz will be at Literary Bookpost on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2-4 p.m. with his book, 'Lot Boy.'

Author Greg Shemkovitz will be at Literary Bookpost on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2-4 p.m. with his book, ‘Lot Boy.’

William Sherrill, formerly of Salisbury, has had two new poems published in two new books.

“Global Business Agents Who Complement Each Other” was published “Flights of Angels,” a book released by Poetryfest Press.

He also has a poem, “In Humility We Find Joy” in “Famous Poets of the Heartland: A Treasury of Beloved Family Poems,” released by Famous Poets Press.

Sherrill, who has appeared in this column before, is a graduate of Salisbury Business College and Shaw University. He is studying homiletics at Guilford School of Theology in Greensboro.

He served in the U.S. Air Force, as well.

Sherrill has been an inspiration to others who have suffered serious adversity and risen above their circumstances.

Multiple authors in town Nov. 14

Saturday, Nov. 14, will be a busy day at Literary Bookpost.

From noon-2 p.m., Sharon Chriscoe will sign and read from her children’s book, “The Sparrow and the Trees.”

From 3-5 p.m., Miriam Herin will sign and discuss her book, “A Stone for Bread.” And from 2-4 p.m., Greg Shemkovitz will discuss and sign his book, “Lot Boy.”

Chriscoe’s book is based on a folktale that explains why some trees lose their leaves in the winter. Illustrated by Susan Detwiler, the book teaches a lesson about kindness and includes educational information to teach children about birds, migration, the difference between deciduous and evergreen trees and more.

Chriscoe lives in Pilot Mountain and has written other children’s books. She is also a contributor to Highlights High Five, The Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids and more.

Her next book will be “Race Car Dreams,” expected in fall 2016.

Shemkovitz’s “Lot Boy” is about a young man stuck in a dead-end job at his father’s Ford dealership. He’s immature and has no ambition, plans and then is the victim of criminal acts. He wants to leave the people who care about him, and then is faced with harsh realities.

His youthful rebellion comes face to face with the invisible bonds of family and home.

Shemkovitz moved from Buffalo, N.Y., to Greensboro in 2011. The novel began as a novella for his MFA at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He says he had the same job as his character, but the similarities end there. Shemkovitz teaches at Elon University.

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