An Illinois Valley couple will tell how they wrote a book together at Night & Day at the Museum, coming up in Grants Pass Saturday March 10, 1-4 p.m. and Friday March 16, 6-9 p.m. at the Grants Pass Museum of Art, 229 SW “G” Street.
Susan and Gary Eby wrote Reflections: A Journey to God after years of writing poetry and musing about their spiritual journey. Gary, a retired social worker, mental health counselor and addiction therapist writes about self-help and spirituality. Susan studied philosophy in college, writes poetry and gives talks about spirituality.
Collaborating with one’s spouse had its challenges, they say, but each learned to synchronize their ideas in a way that eventually flowed together. Both were adamant about getting the word out about how people can have better, happier lives so they worked hard to merge their findings.
“Our book is basically a message about hope, love and healing,” said Gary. “It leaves readers with a great deal to think about.”
Some things they will be offering to people thinking about writing a book are: to remember what you have to say is important, and writing a book is easier than marketing it. They will have suggestions about getting published and promotion.
The Eby’s book, and those of several other AIM members will be available at Night & Day at the Museum.
Other authors attending will be children’s book illustrator James Art Ville, who will demonstrate illustration using today’s technology, Doranne Long, a physical therapist who wrote a must-have book about keeping your body working well and Anne Schroeder with her hysterical baby-boomer memoir and historical fiction set among California’s missions. Dixie Owens, Nancy and Wally Coleman, Carole Beers and nine others will also be present with mysteries, fiction, non-fiction, cookbooks and children’s books. They will discuss where they got their inspiration, how they organized ideas and their experiences with publishing. Some authors will perform readings. They’ll all have books available to buy and will sign them for purchasers.
In addition to meeting creative writers surrounded by original art, there will be irresistible snacks as well. This is a complimentary, drop-in event with the opportunity to purchase local work.
AIM members are published authors living in Josephine County. For more information about AIM or Night & Day at the Museum, call 541-643-9289 or check out https://aimforwriters.com/ for AIM’s mission, more about its members, and where to purchase their books.