READFIELD — Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist Barbara Walsh will speak about her two books: “August Gale: A Father and Daughter’s Journey into the Storm” and “Sammy in the Sky” in a presentation at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, at the Readfield Union Meeting House, 22 Church Road.

Barbara Walsh

A nonfiction biography, “August Gale” chronicles a father and daughter’s journey into two powerful storms. One odyssey ventures into a deadly Newfoundland hurricane and the lives of schooner fishermen, who relied on God and the wind to carry them home; the other into a squall stirred by a man with many secrets, a grandfather who remained a mystery until long after his death.

Also a true story, “Sammy in the Sky” is a children’s book and is illustrated by Jamie Wyeth.

Walsh will talk about researching and writing “August Gale,” the most challenging story of her career. She will also share how she got renowned painter Jamie Wyeth interested in illustrating her children’s book. The event is sponsored by the Readfield Community Library.

Now working on two more children’s books, Walsh will have copies of “August Gale” and “Sammy in the Sky” for purchase. Visit http://barbarawalsh.net/ or https://www.facebook.com/barbarawalsh.author/ for more information.


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