|Author Catherine Ulrich Brakefield (center) with customers at Faith Christian Bookstore in Flint.|
By Catherine Minolli firstname.lastname@example.org
IMLAY CITY Local author Catherine Ulrich Brakefield will make an appearance at Castle in the Sky bookstore from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, December 16th.
Brakefield will sign her popular faith-based historic novels ‘Wilted Dandelions’ and ‘Swept into Destiny.’
Brakefield says the novels make great holiday gifts, and both stories bridge the gender gap-making them suitable for men and women alike.
“My novels are packed full with facts and information that oftentimes history teachers and professors rarely touch on,” Brakefield says. “I believe that is the main reason for their popularity.
Brakefield spent several years working as reporter and writing features some of them for the Tri-City Times. She’s also the author of historic reference books called ‘The Lapeer Area,’ and ‘Eastern Lapeer Area.’
“I would definitely say those people who love American history inside out enjoy my books,” she says.
“I find school age children ranging from 15 through to college level interested in these books as well as adults.”
Because of the interest, Brakefield’s ‘Swept into Destiny’ is now one of a four part series.
The second in the series — ‘Destiny’s Whirlwind’—will be released in April, 2018. Brakefield says more information about the series will be available at Saturday’s book signing.
She says she’s looking forward to catching up with old friends and meeting new ones.
“I am so excited to do a book signing at the new Castle in the Sky because I enjoy seeing all my friends again and sharing the great news about my most recent book,” she says.
Brakefield also has a tip for holiday shoppers.
“I’d like to tell everyone to buy a present this year that will inspire the heart and enrich the soul, a Christmas gift that can be continuously reopened,” she says.
“A good book, not just ‘Wilted’ or ‘Swept,’ can become a treasured memento that through the course of years and can entertain, inspire, and encourage a loved one. And patronize the family-owned stores, because that is where the heart of America lies. God Bless!”
Castle in the Sky bookstore is located at 150 Bancroft Street, behind Gem & Diamond Specialists, downtown. Light refreshments will be served; all are welcome to attend.
For more information visit the website www. CatherineUlrichBrakefield. com for more information and http://www.facebook.com/ Castleintheskybooks/.