Borders Books & Music in Hagerstown will host a signing by local author Susan Donovan from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2.
Donovan, who writes romantic comedies for St. Martin's Press and other publishers, will kick off the release of her second novel, "Take a Chance on Me," the story of a pet psychiatrist, a cop and a neurotic hairless dog who witnesses a murder. In a recent review, Publishers Weekly called said the novel has "a golden warmth as earthy as its rural Maryland setting."
Donovan's first book, "Knock Me off My Feet," was named one of Waldenbooks Best Novels of 2002, soon after its release in December of that year. It also was nominated for several writing awards.
The author will sign copies of her latest novel at the store at 17636 Garland Groh Blvd., and do a short reading. Live music will be provided by The Howard Burns Trio. The event is free.