Jan 092018

Totten Book Signing at Library Saturday, January 20th from 10am to 3pm.

Local author Gary Totten will be at the Flora Public Library Saturday, January 20th from 10am to 3pm to sign his book, The Life of a Dog and Other Tales: Stories from the Rural Heartland. Paperback copies will be available for $16.00 .

       Mr. Totten hails from Olney, IL and was a 1965 graduate from East Richland High School. He also attended Olney Central College before earning a business degree at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, IL. After working many years as a labor relations manager, Gary decided to retire and move back to the small town life he remembered from his youth.

       While attending East Richland High School, Mr. Totten discovered he had a passion for writing. He was inspired by his former English teacher, Arlene Flick. After moving back, Gary decided to realize a long held dream to write a book of short stories. Gary’s book, The Life of a Dog and other Tales, contains 11 stories that are based on real life experiences. His stories are inspired by the hardworking people of southern Illinois. The author’s intentions in writing these stories were to incorporate his life philosophies, like gratitude for the everyday and appreciation for the little things in life.

       Gary and his wife and their two dogs reside near Noble, IL.

The Flora Public Library is very excited to have Gary and his wife come for a book signing Saturday, January 20th from 10am to 3pm. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, please check the library’s Facebook page or call the library at 662‑6553.