Local authors to sign books Oct. 27 in Greenville

By Kelli Ameling • Last Updated 9:56 am on Thursday, October 25, 2012

GREENVILLE — A book signing Saturday will give residents a chance to meet and greet local authors.

People can visit Robbins Book List in Greenville from 1 to 3 p.m. to meet two local authors, Dallas Lincoln and Michael Taylor.

Lincoln has lived in Lakeview all his life and owns Lincoln Insurance Agency in that area. Taylor is a father of three and will be attending Saturday’s event with his girlfriend, Sweet Annie.

Lincoln recently published his fourth book “Gladys, The Tamarack Goose,” while Taylor, a staff writer for The Daily News, will be promoting his first book, “Looking at the Pint Half Full.” Both books are available for purchase at Robbins Book List.

“A book signing gives me a chance to rub shoulders with folks I usually only hear from via phone or email,” Taylor said. “It’s nice to actually be able to put faces to names.”

“Gladys, The Tamarack Goose”

Lincoln decided he wanted to write a story for his two great-grandchildren that came into his life.

“The story is set right here on Tamarack Lake,” he said. “I used that as the setting.”

Lincoln hopes “Gladys” will do well enough for him to write a sequel.

“I’d like to have her come back to Tamarack Lake the following spring,” Lincoln said.

Lincoln’s first book, “Eagle Feather and Louise,” which is intended for children 10 to 12 years old, also takes place in the Lakeview area. Lincoln’s other books are geared toward older readers.

“Looking at the Pint Half Full”

Taylor put together his best columns of the past 20 years in a “linear fashion” for his first book.

“A lot of it is autobiographical,” Taylor said. “It’s kind of a memoir, I guess.”

Anyone who has read and enjoyed Taylor’s past columns will most likely enjoy his book.

“My book makes the perfect Secret Santa gift; you know, the present you’re forced to buy someone at your office that you don’t really like all that much,” Taylor said. “There are better books in the world, but most of them cost more than mine.”

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