Local authors to sign books next week
Posted: Friday, May 11, 2012 10:53 am
Two local authors and long-time friends will be on hand at the C.E. Weldon Public Library in downtown Martin next week to share and sign copies of their books.
Donna “Sherlock” Hazlewood Martin has penned her first of a series of novels pertaining to life from a Christian perspective.
Martin’s book, “In the Master’s Hands” shares a historical account of the author’s life from a different perspective.
Martin is a long-time resident of Martin and member of Martin First Assembly of God. She worked for 20 years at Hubble Lighting before.
Martin has worked at Volunteer Community Hospital and is now a private caregiver.
She said as a cancer survivor, she felt it important to coincide her book signing during the American Cancer Society’s Research Study project sign-up Tuesday and Wednesday at the library. Volunteers are being asked to commit to a long-term study consisting of surveys and one blood sample to be used for cancer research. Study participants must be between the ages of 30 and 65 and cancer free.
Martin’s friend, Pat Dunlap, will also join study participants at the public library in downtown Martin next week, signing copies of her book, “ Memories – Pictures Taken with the Heart.”
“We all have good memories and bad memories. If we make something positive out of the bad memories, then we have accomplished something within ourselves. Once we do that, those bad memories don’t seem quite so bad. After all, there is always someone who has had it just as bad or worse than you,” Dunlap shared.
Her book is a series of poems she has penned over the years.
Dunlap was raised in Obion County. Her husband of 41 years, Mickey, retired from Goodyear.
The book signings will coincide with the cancer research study sign-up from 3-6 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Both authors will have copies of their books available for sale those days. Community members are invited to meet the local authors as well as help with the battle against cancer.