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James N. Patrick Sr.

PONDER – Betty Foster Public Library in Ponder is joining forces with other libraries in the U.S. and Canada to celebrate the inaugural Indie Author Day by hosting a book-signing event Friday for area authors. Authors will sign books 1-5 p.m.

Visitors will meet authors who published without the assistance of the industry’s big publishing houses. The library is at 405 Shaffner St. in Ponder.

“There are many wonderful, talented authors who aren’t represented by big publishing houses,” said Tina Hager, library director at Betty Foster and the new president of Denton-based North Texas Book Festival. “This event introduces a few of those authors to a larger audience.”

Betty Foster is one of nearly 300 libraries across the U.S. and Canada to participate in Indie Author Day. It’s one of two Denton County libraries slated to participate as of earlier this week, according to the Indie Author Day website; the other is Lake Dallas Public Library in Lake Dallas.

Most libraries will celebrate Saturday, but the library in Ponder opted for Friday due to limited staffing.

The signing schedule is:

1-2 p.m.          James N. Patrick Sr.                            “Blood Profit$”  

2-4 p.m.          J. Philip Hall                                        “The Most Wise Way”

3-5 p.m.          Lorena M. Keck                                  “His Story: The Old Testament Told as a Chronological Story” and “You Don’t Look Like a Preacher’s Wife”

3-5 p.m.          Peggy Houston Henderson                 “Signposts to Victory”          

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