ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA — Author Debra Yates will present her brand new book, Woman of Many Names, to her local community next week Saturday, September 17th. The St. Pete Beach resident will be on-hand at Fifth Third Bank at 4105 Gulf Boulevard in St. Pete Beach that afternoon. The event begins at 4:00 and is free and open to the public.
Written about Nancy Ward, the author’s famous, historic seventh-great-grandmother, the book just came out last week and is available for purchase at www.WomanOfManyNames.com as well as on Amazon.com and BarnesAndNoble.com. An online community for the book has been forming at www.facebook.com/WomanOfManyNames.
Also on-hand at the event will be Dawn Fisher, a local artist who did the book’s cover as well as the artwork on the back.
“I’m excited to introduce my book to the local community where I live,” Yates said. “I have been pleased with the support and encouragement I’ve gotten here leading up to this point. It will be nice to share this occasion with friends and fellow residents of this area.
“I’m also glad to have Dawn Fisher as part of this event,” she added. “She is tremendously talented and I’m honored to have had her design the beautiful artwork on Woman of Many Names.”
Nancy Ward had ties to Daniel Boone and George Washington, including having saved the latter’s life (and, it’s believed, vice versa). (A letter written by Ward to Washington was later found in Thomas Jefferson’s affects.) A role model akin to Joan of Arc, for young girls, Ward has been memorialized in Benton, Tennessee, by a federal historical marker at her burial site. Also known as Nanyehi, she also foretold one of the great American tragedies, the Trail of Tears. The late Elia Kazan – who the New York Times called one of the most honored and influential directors in Broadway and Hollywood history – said that his biggest regret was not making a movie about Nancy Ward.
The book is published by Ohio-based Total Fusion Press.
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