Tom Lewis

Location: R.A. Fountain

From our promo for this event:

Rocky Mount native Tom Lewis, author of 7 novels, will be at Fountain General Store on Saturday, November 11 to sign copies of his latest, Sunday’s Child.

Sunday’s Child is the first installment of the Pea Island Trilogy, which will explore the lives and adventures of the African-American lifesaving crews who manned that coastal Carolina station.

The story involves as a minor character the legendary Mrs. Emma Dupree, the local herbalist who was born in Falkland in 1897 but spent most of her life in Fountain. Dupree’s role spans about 12 pages as one of the story’s characters seeks her out for a special remedy.

Lewis retired to New Bern after a successful career as a symphony director, most recently at Sioux City, Iowa. 

His 4 p.m. appearance is the first in a series of meet-the-author events being scheduled at the crossroads community store during November and December.

Sunday’s Child is published by VP Publishing of Rocky Mount, which also published Lewis’s sixth novel, Hitler’s Judas.

Tags: autographing, literary