Sunday, April 10, 2011 – 3:00 pm
Readings and Eatings: Local Authors and Local Food
John E. Bailor is the author of Death Dealt the Hand (Gryphonwood Press, 2009). This thriller earned a favorable review in TheBurg magazine, and topped Smashwords’ Mystery and Detective bestsellers list. His first published work was the short story "Operation: Desert Destroyer," which was included in Warren Murphy's anthology Destroyer World: New Blood. Bailor is the Branch Manager of two offices of the 1st National Bank of Marysville, a member of the International Thriller Writers, and an Elizabethville resident.
Lesher Family – Sandra Lesher Stuban
Sandra Lesher Stuban is the author of The Butcher’s Daughter: The Story of an Army Nurse with ALS, an inspirational memoir about her life before and after her diagnosis of Lou Gehrig’s disease. The story begins in Elizabethville, where she grew up, then follows her to nursing school in Philadelphia and finally to her successful career in the US Army. Shortly after her promotion to Lieutenant Colonel at the age of 38, she was diagnosed with ALS and told she had two years to live. Now 15 years later, as a ventilator-dependent quadriplegic, she describes her journey openly and honestly, including “lessons learned.” Her insights and suggestions are applicable to anyone facing everyday challenges. Members of her family will be present to discuss her book.
Julie Sullivan is the author and publisher of Settings: A Cookbook, which has a whimsical subtitle claiming that the book features “the chocolate-scented neighborhoods, buggy-ridden back roads, crisp waterways, sassy small cities, and fun food factories of Pennsylvania's southern land.” The book is a compilation of recipes from people the author has met or heard about. Sullivan likes to say that she has “collected the recipes and it's a collection of other people's talents of the region.” Sullivan is also the owner of Honeydew Events and serves on the boards of the Friends of the YWCA of Greater Harrisburg, The Four Diamonds Fund, and the Harrisburg Symphony Society. She and her husband Michael live in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, with their identical twin sons, William and James.