Authors' Day set for Jan 18
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The Author’s Club of the Weogufka Center is planning a day of meeting authors, talking about books and invites everyone interested in the craft of writing to put Jan. 18 down on their calendars.

That’s the date for the club’s Author’s Day, which will be held at Weogufka Center, where the club is based.

The day starts at 11 a.m. and continues until 4 p.m. The doors will open at 10:30 a.m. and those who attend can meet with the line-up of authors throughout the afternoon.

So far, authors expected to take part include Sandra Lockney Davis of Pensacola, Fla.; Charlie Davis of Pensacola, Fla.; Shelia Odom Hollinghead of Opp; and Lou Barber of Rustin, La.

Davis is the author of “Seoul to Siagon,” which tells of a young girl’s adventures with the U.S. Special Services during the Vietnam War.

Davie was a program director, service club director and headquarters librarian for U.S. Army Special Services for eight years, from 1964 until 1972. She was also an editorial typist in The Library of Congress Legislative Referral Service in Washington, D.C.; a bilingual travel reservation assistant in Stuttgart, Germany and a real estate broker associate in Ft. Walton Beach, Fla. She then joined the faculty of Pensacola State College as a reference librarian where she also taught education, college success and Internet research.

She earned her doctorate in education in 1990 and retired from the college as a district department head of learning resource services in 2008.

She is married to fellow author Charlie Davis, also part of the Weogufka event, who is the author of two books, “Growing Up in Pensacola” and “They Also Served.”

He is a graduate of Florida State University and holds a degree in insurance and real estate. Davis is retired from careers that include real estate, insurance and residential construction.

“Growing Up in Pensacola” is Davis’s collection of dozens of his essays written in recent years that tell about his days growing up there as part of a large family.

They are stories that may be read in any order, and include the ways of living on the water and many other topics.

“They Also Served” is Davis’s tribute to those who served their country.

Hollinghead is the author of four books, which include “Thundersnow,” “Thunder in the Shadows,” “Clothed in Thunder” and “Eternal Spring.”

She is a retired science teacher and has sold her books on Amazon, Apple, Barnes and Noble and in other retail stores.

Barber is the author of “Identical Hart,” which tells the stories of identical twins who happen to be orphans and are adopted separately following a depression era tragedy. Their story involves lost love, kidnapping and intrigue.

There is no charge to attend the event and there will be concessions available at the center the day of the event.

For more information, call 334-578-1364.