COMMERCE, Texas – Discover new books and meet the authors at the Texas A&M University-Commerce Alumni Book Signing on Saturday, Nov. 1, during the Homecoming tailgate party.
This event, set from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., will feature six authors.
Alumni authors will include Angeline Hawkes, Dr. Fred Tarpley, Mary Cimarolli, Dr. Charles Linck, Earl Stubbs, and Dick Rothwell.
Hawkes received her B.A. in English from A&M-Commerce in 1991 and is a member of the Horror Writers Association. She writes in many genres, but focuses primarily in horror, fantasy, and speculative fiction.
Tarpley is a Professor Emeritus of Literature and Languages at A&M-Commerce and senior editor of Season of Harvest Publications.
In the summer of 2007, he and Friends of Mam’selle arranged for publication of “Strangers in Babylon” by Eusibia Lutz. The late Lutz taught French at East Texas State University from 1934 to 1972.
Cimarolli, who earned master’s and doctoral degrees from A&M-Commerce, was a PEN Award finalist for “The Bootlegger’s Other Daughter,” a memoir of growing up in the 1930s and 1940s in the East Texas region. The book was published by the Texas A&M University Press five years ago.
In 2009, “A Man of Grace,” her latest book and a remembrance and recollection of former ETSU legend Dr. Paul Wells Barrus, will be published. Barrus served as head of the ETSU Department of Literature and Languages and after retirement became a Catholic priest.
Linck, Professor Emeritus of Literature and Languages, will be selling a DVD based on William Owens’ autobiographical novel, “This Stubborn Soil.” Other works for sale include Owens’ “A Season of Weathering” and “A Fair and Happy Land,” and a DVD on Evelyn Waugh’s 1923 silent film, “The Scarlet Woman.”
Linck will also exhibit several selections from The Sam Rayburn Series on Rural Life.
Stubbs is a graduate of A&M-Commerce and Rothwell is a former student. They have co-authored “The Brown Recluse,” a novel depicting how a renegade Chinese general steals two nuclear warheads, sells them to Iran, and attempts to convert the payoff, a tanker carrying oil, to cash.
Grace Tribble, an A&M-Commerce graduate and retired teacher, will sell jewelry. After retiring, she started the motivational company, WAIT Creations, LLC.
While at the tailgate, enjoy a barbecue meal and live music by jazz saxophonist Joseph Vincelli. The meal will cost $7.50.
The football game kicks off at 2 p.m. with A&M-Commerce taking on Southeastern Oklahoma in Memorial Stadium.