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Bolte, local author, speaks at library

Posted on Monday, April 21, 2014 at 3:23 pm

Hometown HeroinesLocal author and Lincoln County resident Betty Bolte will be speaking at the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Public Library on Tuesday, April 29, at 6 p.m.

Bolte’s program will focus on “Weaving Historical Facts Into Fiction”, based on the research she’s done to inform not only the stories in her book, “Hometown Heroines”, but also in her historical romances and her debut contemporary novel, “Traces”.

Additionally, she will be appearing at the upcoming 17th Annual Heart of Dixie Romance Readers’ Luncheon on June 14 at the VBC in Huntsville. The keynote speaker will be NYT best-selling author Eloisa James.

Bolte will be hosting a table where readers can have lunch with the author and chat about her books or anything they’d like to know about writing. For details about the luncheon, including the list of authors attending, and to register, please visit www.heartofdixie.org.

“Hometown Heroines” has been selected to receive the Literary Classics Seal of Approval. The CLC Seal of Approval is a designation reserved for those books which uphold the rigorous criteria set forth by the Literary Classics review committee, a team comprised of individuals with backgrounds in publishing, editing, writing, illustration and graphic design.

“Hometown Heroines” is a compilation of stories about young women and girls who helped shape the history of our country.

Some whimsical, and others quite dramatic, each short story is told vividly and with accurate detail. Each chapter, chronicling a different historical event, is followed by interesting facts to further enhance the preceding story. These facts include information about supporting literature, monuments, museums, relics and more.

At a young age, Bolte determined to help bring history alive by finding ways to make historical facts more interesting. She has done just that in her book, “Hometown Heroines”, which depicts the tenacity and bravery of young women whose stories are as inspiring as they are interesting.

Children’s Literary Classics, an organization dedicated to furthering excellence in children’s literature, takes great pride in its role to help promote classic children’s literature which appeals to youth, while educating and encouraging positive values in the impressionable young minds of future generations. To learn more about Children’s Literary Classics, you may visit their website at www.c.cawards.org or www.childrensliteraryclassics.com.