Join us at the White Pine County Library for a meet and greet of local authors! Here is your chance to discover new authors or meet familiar ones from around the community. They will showcase, sell, and sign their books and take time to chat and answer questions.
Tuesday November 24, 2015, from 3:00-5:00P.M.
Authors that will be attending are:
Gretchen M. Baker- Author of “Great Basin National Park: A Guide to the Park and Surrounding Area” and “The Great Basin for Kids.” Gretchen has lived for over ten years in Baker, Nevada. She is an ecologist at Great Basin National Park, and previously worked at six other national park service areas. She and her husband reside with their two children on a ranch in Snake Valley. She loves exploring both the surface and underground features throughout the Great Basin and other areas, also writing and photographing them. Learn more at her website, http://gretchenbaker.com.
George Carnes- Author of “Justice Rides a Black Horse”. George was born in Laharpe, Illinois December 24, 1935. He moved to Encampment, Wyoming when he was about 10 years old. Loved the western environment and the freedom of the outdoors. Some of the happiest years of his life. He loved reading the old westerns of Zane Grey, max Brand, Peter Fields and many others as well as Nancy Drew, Tarzan adventures, Science Fiction, and Jack London. George attended high School in Rawlings, WY, moved to Las Vegas, NV in 1956 where he found work in the ad department of the Las Vegas Review Journal. In 1959, he moved to Ely, NV to become the advertising sales manager of the Ely Daily Times. In 1964, he was promoted to general manager, a positon he held until retirement in 1999. In all he has had 43 years with the Donrey Media Group, which owned the papers. George has had a number of story lines in mind for years, after retiring, he decided to try writing them. In the process, the “Justice Rides a Black Horse” took precedence and became his focus. “Justice” is his first complete book, he really enjoyed writing it. It was also his first “experiment” to see if he could actually do it. Producing it was a real learning experience and Amazon publishing made it easier than he thought.
Keith Gibson- Author of “McGill History of Baseball,” and “McGill, NV Memories Mine and Other’s from 1935-1955”. Keith was born December 10, 1935 at home in McGill Nevada. He attended McGill Grade School K-8th, White Pine High School-1950-1954, and received a B.S. Degree at University of Utah in 1960. Served with the U.S. Army-Fort Ord, CA. Fort Sam Houston, Texas. His inspiration for his books came from his daughters Alicia and Tamena.
Buddy Green- Author of “A New Moon, A New Beginning. “Buddy grew up in Southern Illinois where his mother instilled the joy of reading at an early age. Always wanting to write, he enrolled in writing classes while living in Las Vegas. Thanks to a dedicated professor, his dreams have become a reality. Buddy currently resides in the old gold mining town of Cherry Creek, Nevada where he continues to pursue his dream.
Michael Soliday- author of the junior fiction book “Keltian’s warrior: The End’s beginning.” The inspiration of the story came on the island of Guam with a friend. He was an English teacher, so we met once a week to build on the story by memory. Did that for a year until he got sick and was not able to do it anymore. The story stuck with me until one rainy day in Texas I decided to start writing it. I couldn’t stop. I thought it would be just one book but became a Trilogy and now I want to add a Special Edition Book 4. Mike was born in Oklahoma, grew up in Iowa and Colorado, and was mainstreamed at public schools long before most students were with a hearing impairment. “My son, whom I adopted from the island of Guam, is also deaf. I wanted to show him that there are no obstacles in life unless you make it one.” Mike received his B.S. from Utah State University and his M.Ed. from McDaniel College (formerly Western Maryland College). In 1993, he received the Nevada Teacher of the Year award, he also started the soccer program in Ely and the White Pine High School. He has taught in Iowa, Nevada, North Carolina, Florida, New York City, the island of Guam and Texas. He currently lives in Indianola, Iowa.