Old Bookstore Sponsoring Book Signing At Down Home DaysApr 12th, 2011 | By Jacob | Category: Community News
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Old Bookstore, owned by Lucile Cherry and located at 317 SW Pinckney Street in Madison, will sponsor a book signing during Down Home Days.
The store will have tables on the streets, where authors Tracy J. Revels and T.H. Bear, will set up shop to sell and sign their books.
Revels is a Madison native, who recently published Shadowfall, a book about Sherlock Holmes, which is shrouded in fantasy. Revels imagined what it would be like if Holmes had those wizard-like qualities he seems to possess in books and short stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. So, she decided to make him a wizard in her book.
Revels has also published Sunshine Paradise: A History of Florida Tourism.
Revels is a professor of history at Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C.
T.H. Bear is the nom de plume (pen name) of Shelly Decker.
Decker is a retired law officer, who originally hails from the Lauderdale area.
Books that Decker will have available at Down Home Days will be the first two books of a trilogy about a soldier in the War Between the States, who returns to his home in Georgia after the war. Shortly after his return, he finds himself wrongly accused of a murder that he did not commit. In the book, Gold in the Red Desert, the hero, Cliff, flees to Wisconsin and finds himself in the midst of a gold rush, The second book, Withlacoochee Renegades, finds Cliff returning to Valdosta, Ga., and forming a vigilante group to fight against the injustices in the government during the Reconstruction Era. Much of the book is set in Lowndes County, Ga., and in Madison County. The third book has yet to be published.
Decker noted that the books were all supposed to be one big book, but that his publisher suggested a trilogy, so one needs to read the first book before the second.
Stop by the Old Bookstore tables during Down Home Days and purchase the books and have them signed by Revels and Decker.