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Local Author Section at Prospero Books, Old Town Manassas



Prospero’s Books Dedicates Special Section to Local Author Books (Manassas, VA) February 11, 2015 –

Prospero’s Books in Old Town Manassas is pleased to announce that a special section within their store on 9129 Center Street is now dedicated to local authors. Located in the front of the store, the display features new books from award-winning and up-and-coming authors who reside in the area. The genres range from humor and horror to mystery, memoir, history, poetry, military, and children’s stories. Prospero’s has always been supportive of the local author community. Authors frequently appear for book signings during first Friday and other special occasions. One such writer is Victor Rook, whose satirical horror story collection ‘People Who Need To Die’ appeared on the cover of the December 7 Washington Post. Novelist and former school teacher Dan Verner now has three books available in his ‘On the Wings’ series about a Wisconsin farm family making their way in a post-WWII America. Katherine Gotthardt’s ‘Poems from the Battlefield’ eloquently captures the unique aspects of the Civil War in Manassas and Prince William County, Virginia. And children’s author Belinda Miller has several books out in her ‘Phillip’s Quest’ series about a gnome roaming the magical lands of Twistedoak and Winterfrost. There are many more treasures to be found, like non-fiction military books by Robert F. Dorr. Mr. Dorr has well over seventy books to his credit and had his first work published in 1955. ‘Hitler’s Time Machine’ is his first foray into full-length fiction. Author Marvin Josaitis has two books available on the shelf: ‘A Former Priest Speaks Out’ and ‘Pennies from Heav’n.’ And there are many more. Patrons are encouraged to peruse the local shelves with every visit and seek out the wonderful talent within our area. Perhaps a book by a local author will be the focus of your next Book Club get together. Or you would like to schedule a book signing with one or more of these authors at your business. Reading and sharing locally produced literature is a great way to enrich our lives and support the author community at the same time. Write by the Rails is the Prince William Chapter of the Virginia Writers Club. Our purpose is to raise the profile of the local literary community and explore ways writers can nurture, cultivate and help that community grow. The chapter is open to published and unpublished writers affiliated with Manassas, Manassas Park and Prince William County. Membership in the Virginia Writers Club is NOT a requirement for chapter membership, but is encouraged to widen the scope of the individual’s knowledge and reach of their art and marketing abilities. Chapter meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 9325 West St., Manassas. The next meeting is Feb. 19, 2015 and the guest speaker will be Ian Moore from Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM) of Virginia speaking on the topic of “How to make kids’ books accessible to disabled children.” For more information, contact or visit




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