Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Author Scott Vaughan Speaks on Second Novel

Scott Douglas Vaughan, author of the National Indie Excellence Awards finalist Brookwood Road: Memories of a Home, will return to the Cumming Library on Sunday, December 4 at 3:00 p.m. to speak and sign copies of his second novel, Elm Street.

The event is free and open to the public with no registration required.

Elm Street is scheduled to publish in late November and Douglas expects to have advance copies of the book available for purchase and signing at the event. The book will also be available for checkout from the library’s collection.

Elm Street picks up just where Brookwood Road ended and follows the story of Frank Wilcox as he and his friends attend primary school in rural north Georgia.

“Frank gets his first look at the world beyond the family farm,” explains Vaughan. “With the support of his parents, other relatives, and wonderful teachers he learns how to dream big and pursue his goals.”

Though the book is a work of fiction, Vaughan draws heavily on experiences from his own childhood in Forsyth County. Elm Street includes “obsessing over school spankings, exploring an old house with Cub Scout friends, confronting a school bully, struggling with the cursed honor roll, [and] ushering at Georgia Bulldogs football games,” says Vaughan.

Vaughan will discuss how these experiences influenced his writing and the course of his career. He is also expected to share a few stories about life in Forsyth County before the first Walmarts and shopping malls replaced the area’s rural pastures and forests.

Copies of Vaughan’s first novel, Brookwood Road, are available for purchase at Humpus Bumpus Books in Cumming and online at Copies of Elm Street are also expected to be available for purchase at those locations in time for holiday gift giving.

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