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12/6/2017 Email this articlePrint this article 
Library to host book signings by local authors
Several local authors will hold a book signing at DeWitt Frances Banta Waggoner Community Library this Saturday. The event is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Authors and their books - which will be for sale - are Lexi Birks, "Diary of Her Disappearance" and "Elimination"; Molly Giese and Cassie Dunlavey, "Ornery Henry"; Kurt Kreiter, "Become the Inspiration"; Staci Mercado, "Seeking Signs" and "Honey Whiskey Murders"; Bill Mueller, "Come Drive With Me!" and Selatin Softa, "Crack in the Curtain."

Mueller will showcase a preview of his coming book, "Come to the Farm With Me!" - a collection of memories of growing up on a Wisconsin farm as one of 11 children.

Giese and illustrator Dunlavey will shine in the children's book department with "Ornery Henry: Legend of the Naughty." Giese and Dunlavey are teachers at Central DeWitt Community High School.

Two new books will make their debut. Mercado's second historical-fiction book, "Honey Whiskey Murders," offers a mystery whose inspiration was a double-murder of a Low Moor couple in 1922.

New to the author scene is Karen Wilson, whose book, "Karen Lost and Found," is a story of her struggle with traumatic brain injury from domestic abuse.

A brain screening would have identified Karen's traumatic brain injury immediately after her beating, and spared her the 17-year misdiagnosis of depression and mental deficiency - and its harmful prescription medications - that prevented her from being successful in both her career as a nurse and as a mother in her home life with her two daughters.

Wilson campaigns to persuade legislators to pass a law requiring a brain injury screening for victims of domestic violence. One important accomplishment was working with the Iowa Department of Health for a grant the provided brain screenings at women's health shelters across Iowa.

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