• Aileen Henderson to hold book signing in Livingston

    Posted: March 23, 2012

    Author: Gena Robbins

    Alabama author Aileen Kilgore Henderson will visit the University of West Alabama on April 3 for a book signing celebrating the publication of Eugene Allen Smith’s Alabama: How a Geologist Shaped a State. This book has been a labor of love for Henderson, who spent 10 years researching and writing the publication.

    Her marriage to a National Park Service ranger/naturalist provided Kilgore opportunity to live in several national parks, which enriched her writing. She began free-lancing articles and stories to newspapers and magazines in the 1960s while living in Southern California. The first of her seven books, The Summer of the Bonepile Monster, won the Milkweed Prize for Children’s Literature and the Alabama Library Association Award. Hard Times for Jake Smith won the Alabama Library Association Award.

    Henderson is a member of Delta Kappa Gamma and the Alabama Writers’ Forum. She also worked for many years as proofreader for Alabama Heritage Magazine.

    The event is free to the pubic and is sponsored by the Center for the Study of the Black Belt in UWA’s Division of Educational Outreach. For more information, please contact Valerie Burnes at vburnes@uwa.edu or call (205) 652-3829.
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