Local author publishes second children’s book; will hold book signing Saturday
Vickie McEntire

On Saturday, Dec. 2, Vickie McEntire, Georgia Author of the Year nominee, presents her second children’s book, Little Bird & Myrtle Turtle, at Pintage Antique Market located at 310 South Wall Street. Drop in from 2-4 p.m. to meet the author.

“Little Bird & Myrtle Turtle is an inspiring story of encouragement and persistence for young children,” says Rachel Lamar, media specialist. “It expresses how Little Bird overcomes adversity with the help of an unlikely rescuer, Myrtle Turtle. In turn, Myrtle Turtle is blessed by watching Little Bird learn to spread his wings. It is beautifully illustrated with elements of classic literature. I can see this story being shared not only with children, but graduates and parents as a testament to the relationships, sometimes unlikely, necessary for success.”

McEntire’s first children’s book, Baby Birds, follows a baby bird from birth through the many stages of growth to the eventual and inevitable leaving of the nest. Then, the cycle starts over again. “My life has been blessed with three beautiful children,” McEntire says. “My oldest, Nathan Sexton, is a successful musician; my daughter, Emily Rhinehart, teaches second grade; and my youngest son, James McCracken, II, will soon graduate as a Marine. My grandson, Easton Rhinehart, turns two in February. These life transitions were the inspiration behind Baby Birds.” Local artist, Alana Kipe, illustrated Baby Birds.

McEntire’s story, The Book Fair, is included in Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Inspiration for Teachers. She has also published a book of poetry, Empty Nest, which is illustrated by local artist and teacher, Sandy Dutton. All of her books will be available for purchase on Saturday, December 2nd at Pintage Antique Market.

McEntire credits much of her writing success to the support of the Calhoun Area Writers. The writing group is led by its’ founder, Karli Land, and meets monthly at the Harris Arts Center on the third Friday at 6 p.m. Anyone interested in writing is welcome to attend. The group is set to publish their second anthology later this year. Little Bird & Myrtle Turtle is available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle and at Barnes & Noble.