Friday, October 5, 2012

Official Book Launch

It was a book signing!
Entry Hall of the Dothan Cultural Arts Center

Ann Cotton, Director of the Dothan Cultural Arts Center
October 4, 2012

I want to thank Ann Cotton and the Board of Directors for the Dothan Cultural Arts Center for hosting the official book launch for my newly released first novel, Swimming with Serpents, historical fiction published by Mercer University Press. With a full house in the elegantly chandeliered and draped room with classy black and white tiles in fine beaux arts style, those in attendance settled in with wine and hors d’oeuvres to hear me share my passion for the people, time and place of the Creek Indian War presented in the historical novel. Sound, staging and lighting were skillfully handled giving us the best environment possible for a wonderful literary evening.
Sharman and daughter-in-law Brittany Ballard Ramsey
Friends came from all over for the evening: Lee and Carol Hanson (Oneonta), Judy and Robert Grimes (Anniston), Sheree Williams Smith (Aiken, South Carolina), Ken Sizemore, Larry and Amy Fletcher (Panama City), cousin Gene Stabler (Montgomery), Ernie and Lydia Padget (Marianna), and high school friend, Sidney Clark, (California,though not just for the Book Launch). Unfortunately, I did not get pictures of everyone!

It was a perfect.

I can hardly wait until next year when the sequel, Nest of Vipers, is released!
Amy and Larry Fletcher, and Ken Sizemore of Panama City with Sharman and Joe
Dr. Sylvia Burson Rushing, Sharman's sister with Sharman and Joel Ramsey

To all of our friends and family who attended, I humbly say you’re the best!
Robert and Judy Grimes drove to Dothan from Anniston for the event.

Around 100 friends and family filled the auditorium. Gene Stabler, cousin from Montgomery, Kay Roney, Drew Ramsey, Brittany Ramsey, Pat Renfro, and Mary Andrews.

Kenneth and Pam Bryan, Larry and Amy Fletcher
 Above: Kenneth Bryan came with wife Pam, but Sharman got a hug!
Sharman did a Power Point presentation of the people and
times leading up to the Creek Indian War.

Ellen Parks, Terri Turner and Mary Andrews
Malinda Williams Bauman  and Sharman Ramse
Pat Branch, Sharman Ramsey and Joel Ramsey
Ken Sizemore from Panama City and Gene Stabler from Montgomery
Gene Stabler, Mike and Brooke Evans, Susan Brown and Patti Andrews.

Sharee Williams Smith wins the prize for coming the farthest to attend the Book Launch -- Aiken, South Carolina!

Lydia and Ernie Padgett of Marianna, with Judy and Robert Grimes of Anniston visiting with Sylvia Burson Rushing.

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