Book signing fundraiser slated

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Seven authors will sign and sell their books in a fundraising effort from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday, March 21, at the Senior Center in Shell Knob. Proceeds will benefit Central Crossing Senior Center. Lunch will be served from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The first book, "Dream," by author Glenn Phillips, is the true story of building the Senior Center in Shell Knob, beginning in 1998. Filled with frustration, humor, grit and determination, it's a living history of how prayer and "doing God's good work" can overcome adversities. To see the center today is amazing! All proceeds from the sale of this book are donated to the Central Crossing Senior Center. Cost of the book is $50.

"Blood Necklace," by Thomas S. Mulvaugh, of Cassville, is a tale of former Kansas City detective Rick Ryder who returns to his hometown of Cassville after his high school sweetheart is found murdered in his sports car at Roaring River State Park. It is the first in a series of books about these characters.

Pat Schaller, of Eureka Springs, Ark., will offer her novel, "Courage to Continue," a revealing account of how the progression of abuse can occur in a marriage and the impact this can have on an entire family. the autobiography tells of the courage she received from God to escape her 27-year nightmare.

"Buried By Table Rock Lake," by Tom Koob, is a fascinating book of tales, anecdotes and facts about everything that was covered by the lake. It is a story of a rugged land and rugged people. Koob has lived in the Table Rock area since 1991. This is his second full-length book following the success of "The History of Fishing Table Rock Lake."

Jim Wulz, of Shell Knob, offers his book, "A Recollection Collection," detailing an assortment of homemade toys, games of yesteryear, favorite foods of that era and a few old home remedies. The collection helps preserving a niche in time and the memories of many.

"The Survivors' Walk," written by Shell Knob resident Jackie Ryan Witherspoon, is a novel based on five women who meet and form an unlikely bond while going through chemo therapy for breast cancer. Sometimes heartbreaking, often uplifting, Witherspoon sheds an honest light on the physical and emotional trauma of the characters in this vivid and moving story.

"All I Ever Wanted was to be Normal: From Chains of Addictions to the Joys of Freedom," is the true life testimony of Jo Twidwell. The autobiography tells of her addiction to alcohol and sex, living with an abusive boyfriend, depression and thoughts of suicide. Tidwell found her faith in 1984, which helped turn her life around. Twidwell has lived in Shell Knob for 19 years.

Missy Wolf, a Jenkins poet, cannot attend this event, but will have copies of her signed book, "Journey On," available for purchase. Wolf said she believes God can speak to us in many different ways and hopes that you will hear His voice in the collection of 153 original poems.