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Library hosts Author Fair on Saturday

Pulaski will take on a cultural appearance as 14 local authors gather at the Pulaski Public Library on Third Street Saturday, December 13, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. for “The Second Annual Author Fair and Book Signing.” This special event allows local authors to showcase their work and meet the library patrons and visitors.
Listed alphabetically, participating authors include Chelsea Adams, Dari Carroll, Patricia Gray Diamond, Fred First, Jerry Haynes, Mark Kearney, James LaValley, Jim Minick, Doris Musick, Danielle Reid, Leah Rose, Tiffany Trent, Angel Valiant, and Jimmy Valiant. Their books of prose and poetry range from children’s books to thoughtful or historic writing, to suspenseful murder mysteries.
Residing now in Dublin, Patricia Gray Diamond wrote a novel based on her childhood in Southampton County entitled “If These Walls Could Talk” and is currently working on another novel and a children’s chapter book.
Originally from Hagerstown, Md, Leah Rose lives in Wythe County, and she published “Book One of The Bugsweeper Series “when she was 19.
Jerry Haynes grew up in Fries, and now resides in Pulaski County.
Author of “A Cotton Mill Town Christmas,” he has his new releases, “Christmas Short Stories from the Cotton Mill Town” and a historic novel “The Saga of Katy Sage” scheduled for this next year.
Dari Carroll, a Pulaski native, published a book of poetry entitled “Free of Me” and will also have some of her artwork with her at the Author Fair.
Angel Valiant, also native to Pulaski, published a glossy children’s book called “Piggy in a Blanket.”
Her husband, Jimmy Valiant, may be more known for his wrestling, but his own story, “Woo…Mercy Daddy! Welcome To My World” was co written by both Jimmy and Angel.
Mark Kearny works as a Crime Prevention Officer in Waynesboro, and published a psychological thriller entitled “Twisted Obsession.”
He is also known for his literacy events called “Book ‘Em.”
Chelsea Adams, of Riner, has published poetry and now a chapbook entitled “Java Poems,” celebrating the wonders of coffee.
Fred First is a writer and photographer living in Floyd County.
He will have his first book, “Slow Road Home,” a blue ridge book of days, as well as his nature photography greeting cards with him.
Jim Minick of Wythe authored two books of poetry, “Her Secret Song,” and “Burning Heaven.”
He’s also written a collection of essays, “Finding a Clear Path.”
James La Valley of Draper chose the West Indies as the locale for the adventures of the “Freedom Quest” series.
Tiffany Trent of Roanoke has been writing since she was nine, and published the young adult fantasy series, “Hallomere.”
Danielle Reid has published a series of ten children’s books based on “The Princess Puppy.”
Doris Musick has three historical novels to her credit, all taken from true events occurring in the Appalachian region, entitled “The Starched Apron,” “Up the Water Spout,” and “Come Saturday.”
The public is invited to attend, and the library will be open for normal business during this time.
Each author will have books available for purchase and signing.
This unique and free event is hosted by The Friends of the Pulaski Library, Inc.
The Friends of the Pulaski Library, Inc. is a non-profit organization, as their community gift to everyone who enjoys a good book.

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Library hosts Author Fair on Saturday

Pulaski will take on a cultural appearance as 14 local authors gather at the Pulaski Public Library on Third Street Saturday, December 13, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. for “The Second Annual Author Fair and Book Signing.” This special event allows local authors to showcase their work and meet the library patrons and visitors.
Listed alphabetically, participating authors include Chelsea Adams, Dari Carroll, Patricia Gray Diamond, Fred First, Jerry Haynes, Mark Kearney, James LaValley, Jim Minick, Doris Musick, Danielle Reid, Leah Rose, Tiffany Trent, Angel Valiant, and Jimmy Valiant. Their books of prose and poetry range from children’s books to thoughtful or historic writing, to suspenseful murder mysteries.
Residing now in Dublin, Patricia Gray Diamond wrote a novel based on her childhood in Southampton County entitled “If These Walls Could Talk” and is currently working on another novel and a children’s chapter book.
Originally from Hagerstown, Md, Leah Rose lives in Wythe County, and she published “Book One of The Bugsweeper Series “when she was 19.
Jerry Haynes grew up in Fries, and now resides in Pulaski County.
Author of “A Cotton Mill Town Christmas,” he has his new releases, “Christmas Short Stories from the Cotton Mill Town” and a historic novel “The Saga of Katy Sage” scheduled for this next year.
Dari Carroll, a Pulaski native, published a book of poetry entitled “Free of Me” and will also have some of her artwork with her at the Author Fair.
Angel Valiant, also native to Pulaski, published a glossy children’s book called “Piggy in a Blanket.”
Her husband, Jimmy Valiant, may be more known for his wrestling, but his own story, “Woo…Mercy Daddy! Welcome To My World” was co written by both Jimmy and Angel.
Mark Kearny works as a Crime Prevention Officer in Waynesboro, and published a psychological thriller entitled “Twisted Obsession.”
He is also known for his literacy events called “Book ‘Em.”
Chelsea Adams, of Riner, has published poetry and now a chapbook entitled “Java Poems,” celebrating the wonders of coffee.
Fred First is a writer and photographer living in Floyd County.
He will have his first book, “Slow Road Home,” a blue ridge book of days, as well as his nature photography greeting cards with him.
Jim Minick of Wythe authored two books of poetry, “Her Secret Song,” and “Burning Heaven.”
He’s also written a collection of essays, “Finding a Clear Path.”
James La Valley of Draper chose the West Indies as the locale for the adventures of the “Freedom Quest” series.
Tiffany Trent of Roanoke has been writing since she was nine, and published the young adult fantasy series, “Hallomere.”
Danielle Reid has published a series of ten children’s books based on “The Princess Puppy.”
Doris Musick has three historical novels to her credit, all taken from true events occurring in the Appalachian region, entitled “The Starched Apron,” “Up the Water Spout,” and “Come Saturday.”
The public is invited to attend, and the library will be open for normal business during this time.
Each author will have books available for purchase and signing.
This unique and free event is hosted by The Friends of the Pulaski Library, Inc.
The Friends of the Pulaski Library, Inc. is a non-profit organization, as their community gift to everyone who enjoys a good book.

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