Just wanted to mention I'll be having a signing this Saturday in Hunt Valley, MD at the fantastic Greetings & Readings book store.
"What for" you ask? Well, I've had the pleasure of working on a fine novella titled "Sara Sharps and The Liberty Guards" by author Steven Jay Blank. This Saturday will mark it's debut release and what better way to celebrate than with a signing.
"So what's it about" you say? In short, it's a historical tale with elements of fiction based on the untold story of John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry.
Here's a brief description from the back cover...
"Local girl, Sara Sharps is living an ordinary existence in Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia in the late Summer of 1859. All that ends when she meets and falls in love with John Cook, aka William Binder, a Lieutenant in John Brown’s Provisional Army, there to participate in the upcoming October raid. A striking and capable seventeen year old girl, Sara senses and uncovers the ill-fated raid... but will she be able to stop it?
Based on actual historical evidence of the people and events of that time, Sara’s journey is one of love, intrigue and loss. Along the way we meet Brown’s main leaders and are there as they debate, prepare and disagree about whether to go ahead with the attack. These men are uniquely human, whose self-importance and drive for a place in the great cause against slavery bring them here from all parts of the country. Like their leader, John Brown, these are incomplete men, recklessly driving a wagon through Harper’s Ferry and to the gallows of Civil War legend.
What will become of Sara and The Raiders? Will she be able to save the love of her life? And, could her knowledge of the coming raid change the course of history?"
Steve and I have been working very hard over the last number of weeks as he wrapped up the book and I created the cover & interior illustrations, as well as headed the graphic design duties. It's been quite the adventure and we're both truly looking forward to the signing this Saturday. It's going to be a great time so come on out and say hi! Info on the location and time is right below.
Signing for "Sara Sharps and The Liberty Guards"
August 20, 2011 from 1-4pm
Greetings & Readings
Hunt Valley Towne Centre
118-AA Shawan Road
Hunt Valley, Maryland 21030
Thanks all and see you at the signing!