Book store to host signing

Published 10:30 am Wednesday, December 14, 2016

2 authors will be on hand

Consigned Books in downtown Ironton is hosting a book signing on Saturday, which will feature two authors.
Researcher, genealogist and author of 21 books, Col. Charles Dahnmon Whitt, will have his 21 books for sale at the signing.

Whitt was born and raised in Tazewell County, Virginia, and served in the Navy for four years. Since 1970, he has resided in Flatwoods, Kentucky, and has made a living as a union sheet metal worker before taking up writing.

A member of the Sons of the American Revolution, the Sons of the Confederate Veterans and a Kentucky Colonel, Whitt’s books are mostly historic by nature with conversations and emotions added to the facts. He calls his style of writing historic-fiction, meaning all is based on the truth.

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Whitt wears his uniform of the Confederate Colonel to honor all of the men and women who struggled against the Union during the War of Northern Aggression, and has been recognized by the Kentucky Senate on two occasions for his achievements in historic research and writing. He is also a member of Biltmore’s Who’s Who.

The other author set to be at the signing is Carol Lucas, a retired family and consumer sciences teacher, who will have her book “…Because of the Little School up the Creek,” for sale.

Lucas’ book chronicles what it was like during her first year of teaching 50 years ago in a one-room schoolhouse.

Recently, she decided to locate some of her students and interview them about that year, which is a big reason her book was published.

Two dollars from each of Lucas’ book sales will be donated to a breast cancer project for Mammograms.

The book signing will be 2-5 p.m. Saturday at Consigned Books, located at 321 S. Third Street in Ironton.