HALFWAY - The idea for hosting a book event came from an unlikely muse: Leah Morgan's experience shopping for literary agents.
Morgan, 43, of Sharpsburg, was trying to get her first novel published, a process that put her in touch with a couple of writers in the area. She discovered there were many local writers that fly under the radar. So why not organize an event to showcase the local talent?
Hagerstown Hometown Holiday book signing is set for Saturday, Nov. 28, at Morgan's home church, Virginia Avenue Church of God in Halfway. Seventeen authors will sign copies of their books, Morgan said.
She credited authors Christian suspense novelist Wanda Dyson and historical fiction writer Rita Gerlach - who is Nora Roberts' cousin - with fleshing out the roster for Saturday's book signing by spreading the word to their friends in the publishing world.