Tuesday November 22, 2016 from 2:00-6:00P.M.
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.
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 position 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,” “McGill, NV Memories Mine and Other’s from 1935-1955”, “Making America’s Copper”, and just released “God’s Gold –A Lifelong Search.”
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.
Michael Soliday- author of the junior fiction book “Keltian’s warrior trilogy: “The End’s Beginning”, “Finding Adrien”, and book three “The Final Gift.”
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. Tony Martin- has published seven books of fiction under his own name and his pen name, Matthew Bonnet. He grew up in Dallas and spent most of the last forty years living and working in the piney woods, hills, and lake country of East Texas. He earned degrees from the University of Texas–Arlington and Southern Methodist University. He was in the U.S. Army for five years and was an infantry officer in Vietnam. He left the Army as a Captain with the Combat Infantryman’s Badge and Bronze Stars for valor. He was a planner, consultant and administrator in cities from 25,000 to 75,000 population for twenty years, in charge of planning, zoning, platting, environmental health, building inspection, street marking, signage and traffic signals. He was a director of planning and community development, public works and water utilities. He also served as the director of economic development and chamber of commerce manager for a community of 75,000. His last ten years of work was as CEO of a land development company, concurrently as manager of a private lake development with 1,400 homes on a 3,500 acre water supply and recreational reservoir. He is retired and moved to the mountains and high desert of Nevada four years ago, where he lives with his wife. He has two children and five grandchildren in Texas. Dirt Roads is a collection born of a combination of age, life changes, and living in the solitude and silence of the mountains and high desert. The latter encourages and enables listening, self-awareness, and critical thinking; allowing your mind to soar and search like the Eagle. The extreme conditions and endless vistas result in a cleansing of your mind of the petty and ridiculous matters that occupy so much of Americans’ time and thought.Christopher and Miguel was his first published book. It is a novel about the transformation of a middle class kid from Dallas into one of the violent creatures of the Cold War that we all knew were roaming our world, but few would claim. How were these people created? What did they do? Where are they now? They quietly became warriors who carried out the dirty part of our national policy against the Soviet Union.The Men of Matriarchy is composed of two books. “Book One, A Few More Good Funerals,” begins in central Texas in 1838 and traces the creation and evolution of the East Texas matriarchy through Jane White and her descendants in Sugar Springs to the present day. “Book Two, Newton’s Sewer,” is the contemporary story of Dub Newton, one of Jane White’s descendants, and the impact the matriarchy had on his life and his character. Together, the two books are an accurate and detailed account of life in East Texas.The Millenium Primer for Elected Municipal Officials is the natural product of twenty years of public service and living and working in the political maelstrom called small town politics. Matthew Bonnet takes each of the normal operational divisions of the typical municipality and explores its deepest recesses. He searches for the humor and irony found in each area, but at the same time he exposes its weaknesses and strengths. Bonnet exaggerates and overstates, but he does not lie. As ridiculous as some of his examples and anecdotes may seem, they are true. Sad. but true. Many good men and women serve their communities as elected officials for several years without having a clue as to some of the things Bonnet exposes in this Primer. There are no sacred cows left standing when Bonnet leaves the room. Civil Service, City Attorneys, Fire Departments, State regulators and inspectors, Congressmen, and even the Great Generation, all fall prey to his pen. Those who know Bonnet understand that his sarcasm and honesty is tempered with love and respect for those with whom he has spent most of his life working. But that does not buy them a free pass from the scrutiny of the dreaded Primer.The Fishkill Mission was the first of Tony Martin’s seven books. It was written fifteen years before the World Trade Center destruction, about an attack on a small part of Texas by a four-man team of vengeful Cuban terrorists. They are in our country for less than three days, kill over 100,000 people, destroy the economic viability of a region of over 75,000 square miles for decades to come, terrorize an entire nation and completely alter and redirect the political and defense priorities and the financial expenditures of the entire government structure at all levels; and, we never knew who they were or why they attacked us. Tony Martin asked several of his friends, relatives, and even an author’s agent, to review it for him in 1986, and to the person, they said it was simply too frightening and asked him not to publish it for fear of giving ideas to terrorists. He acquiesced to their pleas, and wrote and published five other books over the next fifteen years. He dug the book out in 2000 to update it to reflect the political realities of the 1990’s such as the fall of the USSR and the Gulf War, but again, he did not publish it. Since writing the book, Martin has been responsible for public water supplies in two different communities totaling well over 100,000 people, and the book reflects his long-standing belief that our life support infrastructure system exposes us to small unit attacks by our enemies with the greatest ease, the greatest long-term impact and the least probability of discovery or apprehension. Martin actually carried out the attacks described in the book using sand-filled containers and a camera, to ensure that the timetables and undetected access were possible and realistic. Sadly, they were.East Texans Love to Talk and The Muse Only Wakes After Midnight are collections of short stories and anecdotes whose subjects range far and wide. From a story about a man who uses the destruction of the World Trade Center to go into hiding, to a drug addict’s self-rehabilitation, and many other subjects.Curtis G. Tucker- author of “Grandpa Littlefield’s Farm” has been a resident of White Pine County for 20 years. He wrote his book, “Grandpa Littlefield’s Farm” after he retired from his career with the Bureau of Land Management. “I heard lots of friends claim they would write a book after they retired from the government. I was one who followed up on that threat.”My book is a collection of short stories about childhood recollections of adventures on my grandfather’s farm in southwest Missouri. Many of the stories contain my dry sense of humor. One of my readers told me that he keeps a copy of my book on the back of his toilet beside Reader’s Digest. I consider that to be a very high compliment!