Authors will give advice and share love of writing
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Polly Balint is among 13 authors expected at an Author Day event Saturday at Yawn’s Books and More. The author of three devotional books, Balint said the Yawns and their publishing house are great assets to the city of Canton. Balint’s books are titled “Totally Devoted 1, 2 and 3.” <br> Special to the Cherokee Tribune
Polly Balint is among 13 authors expected at an Author Day event Saturday at Yawn’s Books and More. The author of three devotional books, Balint said the Yawns and their publishing house are great assets to the city of Canton. Balint’s books are titled “Totally Devoted 1, 2 and 3.”
Special to the Cherokee Tribune
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“The Potters of Orange” will be among the featured books at Saturday’s event, and its author Jim McFarland will be on hand for the event to sign his book.
“The Potters of Orange” will be among the featured books at Saturday’s event, and its author Jim McFarland will be on hand for the event to sign his book.
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CANTON — A baker’s dozen of local authors will share their works and love of writing at Yawn’s Publishing Author Day on Saturday.

The event takes place at the bookstore and publishing house in historic downtown Canton from 1 to 3 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

“We had a couple of authors request it and thought it would be a good time at this time of year to get them together and share what they had accomplished,” said Nadine Yawn of Yawn’s Publishing. “And to share with anyone who is thinking about writing a book and to just display and highlight their books.”

Authors planning to attend include several who have written novels, some children’s book authors and some who have penned histories or family histories.

“We’ve got some personal histories, Christmas books, novels, just a variety,” Yawn said. “It seems that we have done more history and personal stories, many leaning toward religion as well as young adult books for ages 12 and up.”

Yawn said each book is special to the local publishers.

“We feel like each one of the books, by the time we finish it, is just our baby. As we work with the authors and fulfill their goal, it is very exciting,” Yawn said.

Author Polly Balint is among those who will be at the event. The author of three devotional books, Balint said the Yawns and their publishing house are great assets to the city of Canton.

“I had this idea to write a trilogy, and it is great to have a local publisher who is hands on,” Balint said. “I knew them and they knew me, and I like to support things local, and it is working.”

Balint advises other authors to speak to Nadine Yawn and her son, Farris Yawn, about their writing plans.

“I would say go ahead, even if you have never done it before, make an appointment with the Yawns and they will sit down and help you find out how to make your dream come true” she said. “Because it was my first time, they made it easy. They are accessible. It is just a great setup.”

Balint said everyone benefits from having a local book store such as Yawns.

“It just works. I am happy to support them and they are happy to support me. The community benefits too, because you have a local author, and my desire is to build up the area,” Balint said.

Balint’s books are titled “Totally Devoted 1, 2 and 3”

Other authors in attendance will be Kerry Burke, who wrote “We are Camp Shady Brook,” and Jack Cashin with “A Gift of Wit, Wisdom, and Modern Folklore,” Paul Ferrier, author of “Kavadlo and His Diamond Pills,” Harris Dalton Jr. with “Excitement!! In War and Peace,” Kathy Harper Hill, author of “The Crow and The Wind,” “Falling,” “Signs From God,” “Christmas Closet,” and “Out on a Limb of the Family Tree,” and Ginger Povelites, author of “Memorial Road,” Quentin M. Thomas, author of “Half Them Lies Is True,” M.C. Quince, with “Street of Secrets,” Leisa J. Wilkie with “The Haunting History of Canton, Angela Wilson, author of “Santa’s Magic Toy Bag,” Jim Dale, “Neon Through the Pines, Lee Kearney, “He Always Brought Me Flowers” and Jim McFarland with “The Potters of Orange.”

Refreshments will be served.

The store is at 198 North St. in Canton. For more information, call (678) 880-1922.

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