Hickory – On Friday, March 6, 2020 at 12:00 p.m., the First Friday Local Author program at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library will feature Cathy A. Cook, who has a diverse writing background. Between her first full-time job as a newspaper reporter and the present day, Cook has written numerous news articles, devotionals, sermons, and grants for nonprofit organizations. The March program will take place in the upstairs conference room. You are welcome to bring your own lunch to eat during this program. The First Friday Local Author program is free and open to the public.

Cathy A. Cook has had three books published and they reflect her love for different genres of writing. “Once Upon A Speech” (Kendall-Hunt, 2010) is a public speaking textbook in workbook format. “The 11-Fingered Jesus” (Amethyst Fire, 2019) is a Southern novel. “The Beagle and his Boy” (Amethyst Fire, 2018) is a memoir, the true story of a three-legged beagle, a boy in a blue wheelchair, and the woman who loves and grieves for them both.

The application for local authors interested in participating in the First Friday Local Author program is available. Authors representing children, young adult, and adult literature are encouraged to apply. To request an application, email Linda Campbell at lcampbell@hickorync.gov or ask for an application at the Reference Desk of the Patrick Beaver Memorial Library.

For more information, call 828-304-0500. Patrick Beaver Memorial Library, 375 3rd Street NE, Hickory. All library programs are free and open to the public.