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Local Author Announces Debut and Book Signing

For Colleton County Memorial Library Children’s Librarian and South Carolina Indie Author Shiela Keaise, ever since she was a little girl, she knew that writing was what she wanted to do. “I always wanted to write, ever since I was about seven years old,” Keaise said, “I did a report in school and my teacher said that was a good story and I thought I want to continue writing.” This instinct has been one that has been passed down generation to generation in her family. “Story telling runs in my family,” Keaise said, “My family has a history of being story tellers so that is on my side as well.” To date, Keaise has written twelve books, one teen/adult book, and eleven children’s books. Keaise recently wrote the second book in the “Hannah and Dexter” series called “Hannah and Dexter Go to the White House.” The book is set in retro 2016, where Keaise is paying homage to the Obama’s as Hannah and Dexter visit the White House to meet President Obama. The storyline of this book begins directly following book one Keaise said, “Hannah and Dexter won a trip to Washington, D.C. to visit the President. This is the follow up to book one. This book begins with a surprise new tour guide and that is where the storyline beings.” The one repeating theme that Keaise wants readers to see in the series is teamwork. “Team work, working together, always working together despite differences,” Keaise said, “Hannah and Dexter, one is pursuing the President, while one just wants to see what the First Lady is wearing but they have to work together to accomplish a goal. I really want to model working together despite differences, I want to model what good teachers look like, I want to model how adults can influence young people for the good.” As for Keaise, there is a direct correlation between her profession and her passion. “I think it’s important as a children’s librarian that authors share things that children and adults can benefit from,” Keaise explains, “Whether you want people to laugh, whether you want them to cry, whether you want them to learn a lesson, which all of my books I intend to do. The author is important in that regard, that their job is to enlighten, inform, motivate, and stimulate.” This second book in the Hannah and Dexter series has an exciting new addition, Illustrator Jessica Hickman, who also serves as the new Circulation desk supervisor for the Colleton Memorial Library. The public debut and book signing will be held September 21st at 6:00pm at Colleton Memorial Library and everyone is invited to attend. For Colleton County Memorial Library Children’s Librarian and South Carolina Indie Author Shiela Keaise, ever since she was a little girl, she knew that writing was what she wanted to do. “I always wanted to write, ever since I was about seven years old,” Keaise said, “I did a report in school and my teacher said that was a good story and I thought I want to continue writing.” This instinct has been one that has been passed down generation to generation in her family. “Story telling runs in my family,” Keaise said, “My family has a history of being story tellers so that is on my side as well.” To date, Keaise has written twelve books, one teen/adult book, and eleven children’s books. Keaise recently wrote the second book in the “Hannah and Dexter” series called “Hannah and Dexter Go to the White House.” The book is set in retro 2016, where Keaise is paying homage to the Obama’s as Hannah and Dexter visit the White House to meet President Obama. The storyline of this book begins directly following book one Keaise said, “Hannah and Dexter won a trip to Washington, D.C. to visit the President. This is the follow up to book one. This book begins with a surprise new tour guide and that is where the storyline beings.” The one repeating theme that Keaise wants readers to see in the series is teamwork. “Team work, working together, always working together despite differences,” Keaise said, “Hannah and Dexter, one is pursuing the President, while one just wants to see what the First Lady is wearing but they have to work together to accomplish a goal. I really want to model working together despite differences, I want to model what good teachers look like, I want to model how adults can influence young people for the good.” As for Keaise, there is a direct correlation between her profession and her passion. “I think it’s important as a children’s librarian that authors share things that children and adults can benefit from,” Keaise explains, “Whether you want people to laugh, whether you want them to cry, whether you want them to learn a lesson, which all of my books I intend to do. The author is important in that regard, that their job is to enlighten, inform, motivate, and stimulate.” This second book in the Hannah and Dexter series has an exciting new addition, Illustrator Jessica Hickman, who also serves as the new Circulation desk supervisor for the Colleton Memorial Library. The public debut and book signing will be held September 21st at 6:00pm at Colleton Memorial Library and everyone is invited to attend. 

 

 

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