Al. authors to sign books Sept. 21 at Loxley Public Library
Lawrence Gulley, Deric Prim, Ashton Wilson, T. Jensen Lacey
Alabama authors Lawrence Gulley, Deric Prim, Ashton (A.K.) Wilson, and T. (Theresa) Jensen Lacey will sign copies of their books at the Loxley Public Library on Saturday, Sept.21 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30. The Loxley Public Library is located at 1001 E. Loxley Avenue (across from the new Piggy Wiggly). Call 964-5695 for additional information.
• Lawrence Earl Gulley was born so sickly that the doctor tried to convince his mother to simply let him die, he was saved by his determined grandmother. His many careers include Chief of Police, moonshine runner and undertaker. He lives in Excel, the same outskirts of Monroeville that produced Harper Lee and Truman Capote, both of whom he knew personally. His books include Cora Jean, Buffington, Peanut House, Red town, Brothers, Green Briar, Bayou Country, The Killing of Lois Hardee, and his latest, The Tangled Road Home.
• Deric Prim was born and raised in Loxley and played football and basketball for the Robertsdale Golden Bears. He also played football at Saginaw Valley State before graduating from University of Dubuque with a B.A. in Science. He writes that his near-death experience opened his eyes to see what truly matters and that life is a blessing. “We were not created to do whatever we want,’’ he writes. “Every man must search his own soul and ask: Did I live? Did I love with everything in me? Did I make a difference?’’
Deric’s inspiration comes from seeing seeing how hard his mother worked to give him opportunities that she did not have. His payback to his mother is to not shortchange those he is called to serve. Deric’s writings include Can I Have This Dance Part 1, The Constant Struggle That Made Me Who I Am, Trial and Error in Love, Check Your Pulse and See if Your Dream Is Still Beating, and Reserve the Seed.
• Ashton (A.K.) Wilson and her children reside locally where, as she notes, nature and imagination collide, creating a writer’s paradise. Ashton’s books include The Nihility, Book One of the Volition Series, written for young adults and Robbie The Reading Rat and The Mysterious Melvin written for children.
• T. (Theresa) Jensen Lacey, a teacher for 24 years, moved back to Fairhope in 2005, and has been at Robertsdale High School since that year. Her book Amazing Alabama, one of 18 published books and novels, has a foreword written by Governor Kay Ivey and has been nominated by the Alabama Bicentennial Commission for an award.