Hickory – On Saturday, January 7, at 2 p.m., Gloria Coppola, best-selling and award-winning author, will discuss her new novel “Too Many Goodbyes: A Novel of Adventure and Love.” Coppola’s book is based on the hope and faith she has had in her own life, her Author Talk & Writing Workshopstravels, her experiences, and the people she has met along the way. She weaves events and characters to create a thrilling and mysterious story about a feisty young adult named Lexi who travels to find her purpose and encounters more than she imagined. This Author Talk will take place at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library. Registration is not required for this event.

Coppola will also be hosting workshops to help writers overcome hurdles of fear, learn to develop their characters, and even learn more about how to get their book published.

The workshops are: Writing Fearlessly on Thursday, January 12, at 6 p.m., Building Your Character on Thursday, January 19, at 6 p.m., and Publishing Your Book on Thursday, February 2, at 6 p.m. Registration is required for the writing workshop events.

Coppola is an educator, lifestyle & wellness coach, entrepreneur, and adventurer. America Fiction Awards has selected Too Many Goodbyes as a finalist in Best Cover Design: Adult Fiction and Best Coming of Age Fiction Book. Patrick Beaver Memorial Library is located at 375 3rd Street NE on the SALT Block. All library programs are free and open to the public. To register for the writing workshops or for more information, please call 828-304-0500 or sign up online at https://www.hickorync.gov/calendar/events/category/library/.