LYNCHBURG — Author Weldon Payne will sign books and talk with readers during a reception in the Follett Bookstore on the Motlow College Moore County campus this month, according to Carol Horn, bookstore manager.
Payne will sign his new novel, Scuppernong, at the reception which will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 22. Follett Bookstore is in Forrester Student Center.
In addition to Scuppernong, Payne is the author of six other novels: Alone, Mister Malone, Lonesome Time, Little Boys Bad, Beyond the Rain, and To Taste the Wild, and his column, “Through the Pane”, runs in several Tennessee newspapers. He is a U.S. Navy veteran, former editor of the Manchester Times and Tullahoma News, former instructor at Motlow College, and retired from the University of Tennessee Space Institute, where he was public relations director.
The novel is described on Amazon.com as, “A poignant and powerful novel, grappling with the perennial core question of how far should one go in attempts to help colleagues attain salvation.”
“Weldon Payne develops powerful characters quickly, and then rounds them out as he tells their stories,” wrote a reviewer on the Amazon.com website. “A simple, small town story about a few people who look at the world a little cock-eyed. And then a few surprises along the way.”
Another reviewer wrote, “I love books that can make me laugh, cry, rage, love, learn and one that can inspire. This book does all that and so much more.”
The event is being sponsored by the bookstore and the Moore County campus Phi Theta Kappa chapter.