"Books at the Beach" Features Three Local Authors

Lois Arnold, Donald Gill and Gail Huggard, all members of the South Beach Writers Group, will read from their books and answer questions at the Westport Timberland Library Saturday, January 30 from 2 to 3 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. "Cape Flattery," by Lois Arnold, is based on a true incident, the wreck of the Russian naval vessel Saint Nicholas in 1808. One of the main characters, a Russian villager, is based on the author's grandmother. Retired police sergeant Donald Gill wrote "Small Town Cops" to present a reality that differs from the fictional, big-city police stories we see on TV. Gill's book is a non-fiction look at the lives of cops who live and work in small town America, "the real people behind those cop uniforms." Gail Huggard's personal story is included in the book "Called Home: Lost Children of the Indian Adoption Projects." The book is a collection of narratives by adult Native Americans who were placed in non-Indian adoptive and foster homes or orphanages. All Timberland Regional Library programs are free and open to the public. The Westport Timberland Library is located at 101 E. Harms Drive. For information, contact the library at 360-268-0521.