Anastasia Books Hosts Authors Lambert and Bailey-Mershon March 6th

by Darlyn Finch Kuhn on February 4, 2015

Florida authors Glenda Bailey-Mershon and Sandra Gail Lambert will read from and sign their books during First Friday Art Walk at Anastasia Books, 81-C King Street in St. Augustine, on Friday, March 6, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Bailey-Mershon is a St. Augustine resident who helped found the Ancient City Poets and has long served as an editor of the Jane’s Stories anthologies of women’s writing, while publishing her own short stories and poems in various journals and anthologies. Her novel, Eve’s Garden, is the story of three generations of a Romani-American (“Gypsy”) family surviving in a North Georgia mill town: Eve, a young girl struggling to find her identity during the rock ‘n’ roll era; her mother, Maisie, who fears the prejudices of town folk; and her grandmother, Evangeline, who serves the community even as she is a target of nasty gossip. Eve is nearly overcome by a tragedy involving her estranged best friend and alienated by her mother’s secrecy. She flees her hometown, only to return due to family illness. When she finds a man she loves who doesn’t want to leave, Eve must face her own grief and discover the legacy of her grandmother’s secret garden.

Sandra Gail Lambert’s fiction and memoir have appeared in a variety of journals and anthologies including New Letters, Brevity, Water~Stone Journal, The Weekly Rumpus, Arts & Letters and the North American Review. Excerpts of The River’s Memory, her debut novel, have won prizes from Big Fiction Magazine and the Saints and Sinners Short Fiction Contest. She lives in Gainesville, Florida, a home base for kayak trips to her beloved rivers and coastal marshes.

More about both authors can be found at their publisher’s web site:

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