Monday, June 26, 2006

Press Authors to Sign Books

Two Indiana Historical Society Press authors will sign copies of their recent books at separate events in July.

At 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 8, David L. Smith, author of Hoosiers in Hollywood, will sign copies of his book at Borders Book Store at River Crossing, 8675 River Crossing Blvd., Indianapolis.

In his book, Smith presents native Hoosiers, as well as those who spent much of their formative years in the state, who have contributed in some fashion to the motion picture industry. Their contributions began with the invention of the first motion picture projector, continued through the silent era and the advent of sound and represent an important presence in the industry today. The reader will find many stories about Hoosiers working together to showcase their remarkable talents and helping to change the face of the entertainment industry. Over the years, Hoosiers have made their way to Hollywood—-the Mecca for those with stories to tell and talents to be showcased.

At 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 18, Ashley B. Ransburg, author of Evie Finds Her Family Tree, will sign copies of her book at the Carnegie Public Library of Steuben County, 322 S. Wayne St., Angola.

Ransburg's book tells the story of Evie, a little girl who tries to discover the meaning of her family tree. This illustrated storybook includes a 32 inch by 24 inch illustrated family tree chart that children can complete using their own family information.

For more information on the Ransburg signing, contact the library at (260) 665-3362.

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