Publication: Battle Creek Enquirer
Article Title: Six local interest authors to sign books at Barnes & Noble Saturday
Author: Staff Writer
Arcadia Publishing prints many books about cities, towns and counties all over the country. Here in our area we are very fortunate to have several authors of Arcadia books that are about interesting places in out region. On Saturday, November 15th at 1:00 pm Barnes & Noble in Battle Creek will host a book signing that will feature six local authors who have penned a total of eight books about our town and neighboring area.
The most recent book is Postcard History Series, Marshall by DEBBIE PARDOE and SUSAN COLLINS. Postacrds of Main Street with horse and buggies, the fair, mansions, and the fountain are contained in this interesting book. Susan Collins will also be signing her book Images of America, Marshall.
Battle Creek resident, KURT THORNTON, will be signing his two books on Battle Creek, Images of America, Battle Creek, which was published in 2004, and Then & Now, Battle Creek, which was published in 2005. Both of Kurt's books have been very successful because of Kurt's knowledge of Battle Creek.
FRANCK PASSIC an Albion Historian, has written a book about his hometown. Images of America, Albion in the 20th Century was first published in 2002. It contains numerous photos going back to the early 1900's. This volume is packed with many facts that span the century.
Another local author who has written two Arcadia books in RANDALL HAZELBAKER. Randall published Images of America, Coldwater in 2004 and Images of America, Branch County in 2005. So if you hail from Coldwater, Union City, or Sturgis, just to name a few, Randall's books would be of great interest to you.
Our last book is Postcard History Series, Mackinaw City by Battle Creek native MADELINE OKERMAN AIDE. Madeline's book was published last year. There are so many locals that head “up north” throughout the year that this book will be one everyone will enjoy.
Please join us on Saturday, November 15th at 1:00 pm to meet these authors, ask questions and pick up some copies of their books. It will be a delightful and informative time.