Have you ever met an author? Here in the Columbia Valley, we are fortunate to have many excellent local writers, many of whom have published several books. 

Four Points Books will be hosting seven local scribes on Saturday, July 22 for Valley Appreciation Day. The authors will be in a booth located outside Four Points (on Main Street) between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. signing their books and sharing their stories.  

“These local authors contribute to the wonderful diversity of our community,” says bookstore owner Grant Hofer, adding, “These are great books and we’re happy to support writers in our Valley.” 

The authors represent a broad range of genres, including local history, mystery, outdoor adventure, poetry, romance and science fiction. The featured writers include poets Norman Ayers and Sasha Eugene, who have both recently published their first books.  

Tony Berryman will be signing his brand new science fiction release “Atmosphere Meltdown,” which is book two in a series co-written with Juanita Violini.  The multi-talented Roxy Buroughs will also be signing her collection of romance novels.

For great discussion about our amazing surroundings, we have a trio of authors focused on our local area and outdoor adventures. Brian Patton will be signing the 10th edition of his Rockies Trail Guide – a staple for the outdoors community since he co-wrote the first version 50 years ago. Joining Patton will be Andy Stuart-Hill, whose “History of Panorama” is just a tiny fraction of his amazing adventures and stories. Colin Cartwright also has a collection of books including tales of his great local adventures in the Columbia Valley over the past 40 years.