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The stories we tell: Local authors share work

Frankie Lancaster with authors Josephine Mosdell and Sally Patton-Hall.

Thirteen authors who either live in Covington County or are from here were on hand for a reception and signing party, “The Stories We Tell,” at the Andalusia Public Library Friday.

The event was part of Absolutely Andalusia: Homecoming 2010.

Participants included:

• Roland Pittman of Gantt, who has written both a biography and several novels. “My biography is mostly about Andalusia, because I was born here 82 years ago,” he said. Most of his work is fiction.

• Claude Keenam, whose books include “Search for the Loony Man,” “Perils in the Belgian Congo,” and “The Secret.”

• Wyley Ward, who has published 23 books of Covington County history.

• Les Roberts, author of “The Poison Plum.”

• J. Cooper, author of “Designs in the Sand.”

• John Givhan, author of “Rice and Cotton.”

• Jim Bundy, author of “Of Rebels ‘n’ Rednecks,” and “Brother Robert.”

• Charlie Thompson, author of “If Rednecks had been the Chosen People.”

• Josephine Mosdell, author of “The World War II Memories of an English Child,” and “A Soft and Quiet Look at Andalusia.”

• Sally Patton Hall, author of the children’s books “The Cat Who Could Tell Time,” and

“Everything Got Bigger.”

• Donna Taylor, author of “Coming Home on Highway 84: Weaving in and out, through the tapestry of our lives.”

• Sue Bass Wilson, who published a book especially for the event, “Historical Riding Tour Through Andalusia, Alabama.”

• Sidney Waits, author of 12 historical titles of Covington County and Ft. Walton history.

• Roy Windham, author of “Uncle Fuddy Duddy Rabbit Tales,” “Uncle Fuddy-Duddy Learns to Fly,” and Uncle Fuddy-Duddy and the Big Bad Bear.”