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Thursday, September 7th, 2006 by

NewSouth author Kathryn Tucker Windham will appear today at the LaFayette Pilot Public Library in LaFayette, Alabama at noon CST, and at the Langdale Auditorium in Valley, Alabama at 7 pm EST. Ms. Windham will speak, followed by a booksigning; both events are free to the public.

Kathryn Tucker Windham is one of America‚Äôs best-loved storytellers. Now in her eighties, she began writing as one of the first women daily newspaper reporters in Alabama. After a successful career as a journalist, she turned to writing books of ghost stories and folklore, including six collections of “Jeffrey” stories beginning in 1969. She remains one of the most popular performers at national storytelling festivals and has been a featured commentator on National Public Radio and Alabama Public Radio. Her 2004 book, Ernest’s Gift, commemorated the Selma Public Library’s 100th anniversary.

Jeffrey’s Favorite 13 Ghost Stories is available directly from NewSouth Books, Amazon.com, or your favorite local or online bookseller.

For more information about the library programs, call Mary Hamilton or Tabitha Truitt at (334)768-2161.

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