Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Stroll Down Memory Lane with Author of Brookwood Road

Author Scott Douglas Vaughan will discuss and sign copies of his book Brookwood Road: Memories of a Home, a finalist in the National Indie Excellence Awards, at the Sharon Forks Library on Tuesday, April 12 at 7:00 p.m. Admission is free, but registration is requested.

When Vaughan’s family moved away from their farm in south Forsyth in the 1960s, Vaughan promised his father he would someday write a book about all the adventures – and adversities – of their farm life. Last November, Vaughan kept his promise and Brookwood Road was published.

Though the characters are fictionalized, the story reads as a memoir inspired by Vaughan’s coming-of-age years spent on the real-life Brookwood Road in south Forsyth. Reviewers from Writer’s Digest and Amazon.com readers describe the book as heartwarming, and full of humor and nostalgia for rural Georgia life.

During his talk, Vaughan will share his experiences growing up in Forsyth County, long before the first Wal-Marts and outdoor malls replaced the pastures and forests of his beloved community. He’ll also talk about the logistics of independent publishing and his creative process.

Vaughan is deeply immersed in writing at the moment. His second novel, Elm Street: Memories of Home, picks up where Brookwood Road ended and is scheduled for editing over the summer. Elm Street will be published in time for holiday gift-giving this December.

To learn more about Vaughan’s books, please visit www.brookwoodroad.com and www.elmstreetmemories.com or connect with him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/scott.d.vaughan.

Copies of Brookwood Road are available in the Library’s collection. Vaughan is also expected to have copies available for purchase and signing at the event.

For more information or to register, please visit www.forsythpl.org.