Ohio Author Month at library


EATON — The Eaton Library will be celebrating local authors through the month of September with books by Ohio authors on display and four events with local authors.

On Sept. 6 at 6 p.m., local author Ryan Ireland will be at the Eaton Library. Ireland was raised in Ohio and lives in Alpha with his wife and three children. He studied English at Wright State University for his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, and recently earned his PhD in English from Miami University. He is the author of two novels: Beyond the Horizon (2015) and Ghosts of the Desert (2016). Read more about the author at www.ryangireland.com.

Tim Waggoner, author of nearly 40 novels and three short story collections, will be at the Eaton Library on Wednesday, Sept. 13 at 6 p.m. Waggoner writes fantasy and horror, as well as media tie-ins, and his articles have appeared in numerous publications. He received the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Long Fiction in 2017, and he’s been a finalist for the Shirley Jackson Award and the Scribe Award. Waggoner is also a professor of creative writing and composition at Sinclair Community College.

Herbert Martin will be at the Eaton Library on Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 6 p.m. Martin served as professor of English and poet-in-residence at the University of Dayton for over three decades, where he taught creative writing and African American literature. He has devoted decades to editing and performing the works of poet and novelist Paul Laurence Dunbar. He’s the editor of four books and nine volumes of poetry.

Carrie (C.V.) Hunt, author of nine books, will be at the Eaton Library on Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 6 p.m. Her books include Zombieville, Home is Where the Horror Is, and Hold for Release Till the End of the World. There will also be a drawing to win a copy of her book We Did Everything Wrong.

Thanks to a grant from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), awarded by the State Library of Ohio, Preble County District Library purchased several books to add to the library’s collection, as well as partially fund these visits from area authors.

For more information on the library and about other library events, visit www.preblelibrary.org.

R-H Staff