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APSUNAA to host book signing, reception for alumna Susan Paisley, multi-genre author

Are you looking for that last-minute holiday gift for the book-lover in your life, or do you simply want to meet an up-and-coming author, Clarksville native and Austin Peay State University alumna?

Then plan to stop by the Pace Alumni Center at Emerald Hill between 4-6 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 12 for a reception and book signing for alumna Susan Paisley, whose two tomesone, a childrens illustrated book and the other, an imaginary historical novelwill be available for personalization by the author. Both books are self-published by Xlibris.
Are you looking for that last-minute holiday gift for the book-lover in your life, or do you simply want to meet an up-and-coming author, Clarksville native and Austin Peay State University alumna?

Then plan to stop by the Pace Alumni Center at Emerald Hill between 4-6 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 12 for a reception and book signing for alumna Susan Paisley, whose two tomesone, a children's illustrated book and the other, an imaginary historical novelwill be available for personalization by the author. Both books are self-published by Xlibris.

Paisley's “A Goose Tale” is described by Xlibris as “a children's illustrated book written in the traditional holiday remembrance. A magical creation delightfully written … a busy and bright book with hidden meaning. Charlie, along with an assortment of animal friends, learns the real meaning behind ‘there is no place like home.'”

Attributed to the author's long fascination with writing and her childhood acquaintance with the book's characters, “Her Cumberland” is an imaginary historical novel about the founding of Clarksville. Paisley said, “Although I have not been there in many years, the memory and spirit of the characters … come to life quickly, in trying to capture the flavor of their time.”

Also a poet, Paisley's poetic works have been included in several anthologies, and she has had one poetry collection published. Her works have been included in Who's Who in Poetry. She has been recognized with awards from the International Society of Poetry and has received the Shakespeare Award from the Famous Poets Society.

Currently employed by the Tennessee Department of Education, Paisley was born in Clarksville and, in August 2006, graduated from APSU with a bachelor's degree in political science and legal studies.

Guests are invited to bring their personal copies of the books for signing, or during the reception and book signing at Pace Alumni Center at Emerald Hill, the books will be available for sale: “A Goose Tale” sells for $14.99. Hardback copies of “Her Cumberland” are $27.89; paperback copies are $17.84.

For more information, telephone (931) 221-7979. -- Dennie B. Burke