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Alumni Association hosts book signing for alum, Christian fiction writer

The Austin Peay State University National Alumni Association will host a reception and book signing for an alumna whose recently released book is the third in her Intents of the Heart series, published by iUniverse.

The reception and book signing for Clarksvillian Lezlie A. Word is slated for 4-6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 21 at the Pace Alumni Center at Emerald Hill. It is free and open to the public.
The Austin Peay State University National Alumni Association will host a reception and book signing for an alumna whose recently released book is the third in her “Intents of the Heart” series, published by iUniverse.

The reception and book signing for Clarksvillian Lezlie A. Word is slated for 4-6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 21 at the Pace Alumni Center at Emerald Hill. It is free and open to the public.

A teacher at New Providence Middle School, Word describes her popular series of novels as part of a cutting-edge trend in Christian fiction to explore previously taboo topics, such as domestic abuse, unplanned pregnancies and extramarital affairs.

“Despite the seemingly rough subject matter, the books are quite inspirational and have been embraced by my Christian friends,” Word says. “‘Intents of the Heart' is a realistic portrayal of the daily struggle of people trying to overcome their own weaknesses and scars from their past.”

Word warns readers of the new novel not to expect an oversimplified plot or “churchy” responses to difficult situations. She says “Intents of the Heart” is for readers frustrated by feel-good Christian fiction that leaves them uninspired.

In addition to the book signing at Pace Alumni Center at Emerald Hill, Word will be on hand to sign her new book at 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 25, at Borders.

During the Sept. 21 reception at Pace Alumni Center at Emerald Hill, “Intents of the Heart” will be available for purchase and signing.
—Dennie Burke