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Local author to sign books at Dadeville library

Published 2:26pm Thursday, November 29, 2012

A book signing at the Dadeville Public Library will feature Bill Brown, retired journalist who compiled a collection of his columns in a book titled Yellow Cat, Hendry and Me.

In a previous interview with The Outlook, Brown said he decided to make the columns into a book because he had gotten so many letters from people who liked the characters he wrote about and the stories he told.

“They’re all about the general experiences that we share together,” Brown said. “They’re in the book now, and we’ll find out how many people really want to read them.”

The book signing will be Dec. 4 at 2 p.m. in the basement of the library. Brown will read some of his columns and talk about them.

“I really enjoyed them, especially the stories about his experiences with his cats,” said Jenny Windsor, president of the Friends of the Library. “He comments on things that are popular now and contrasts that with things we had when we were growing up – just kind of a nostalgic take on things.”

The book will be available for sale for $15. It can also be ordered and mailed for $18.50.

“It’s just been sort of gratifying around Dadeville,” Brown said. “I’ve had a great number of people who have gotten a copy of the book.”

Windsor said they hope to have a great turnout.

“Bill has always been an interesting storyteller,” Windsor said. “He is a big supporter of our Friends of the Library … (and) we decided that we would all enjoy hearing about some of his experiences in the journalism field.”