Authors slated to give readings

Published 12:00 am Sunday, September 6, 2015

Publishers Place announces a “Lit Life Evening” with five authors reading excerpts from recent books, and signing copies for the public, in celebration of the nonprofit publisher’s 19th anniversary in operation. The event will be in the Shawkey Dining Room, Marshall University student center, Tuesday starting at 7:30 p.m.

On hand to read and sign books will be authors James E. Casto, Carter Taylor Seaton, Eliot Parker, Robin L. Ramey, and W. Joseph Wyatt.

Casto authored “Call Me Art,” a personal and business memoir of the late Art Weisburg, founder of State Electric. He also has published numerous picture and text portraits of West Virginia landmarks.

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Seaton won national recognition from ForeWord magazine for her debut novel “Father’s Troubles,” and has since published “Amo Amas Amat,” a second novel, and “Hippie Homesteaders,” about crafters who discovered and migrated to West Virginia.

Parker is out with a brand new novel, “Fragile Brilliance,” from Roundfire Books, after publishing “Making Arrangements” with Sunstone Press and “Breakdown at Clear River” with Publishers Place.

Ramey is the author of two juvenile novels based on her own mother’s childhood stories: “Butternut Moon” and “Cotton Fields & Canvas,” both being used in Cabell county schools.

Wyatt, a just retired professor of psychology at Marshall, has a book currently on press with Publishers Place —”The Breaking Point Killing — And Other True Cases of Murder and Mayhem” out of his experiences as an expert witness in forensics. He is also the author of “Millenium Man.”

John Patrick Grace, Publishers Place executive director, will emcee the evening and announce forthcoming books from this regional publisher of narrative nonfiction, fiction based on true-life occurrences and personalities, and anthologies of West Virginia writing and art.