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Coldspring library set to host annual book review with Lufkin author

June 12, 2017

The Coldspring Area Public Library is preparing for the annual Summer Book Review on July 13 with guest author John Foxjohn making an appearance before eager fans and avid readers.

The Book Review is a major event for the Coldspring Area Public Library where proceeds go to support its continued operation.

“That will be one of the major fundraisers for the Friends of the Library,” said Nancy Schick of the Friends of the Library.

Visitors to the event pay $10 to enter the Book Review where they can enjoy as much dessert and refreshments as they want.

The Book Review also has a silent auction coupled with a live auction to help raise funds for the Coldspring library. A 50/50 raffle is also set to be held as another fundraising activity.

Some of the items currently listed for auction include two tickets to an event called the Princess Tea Party, a replica rifle and more.

“If anybody would like to donate a gift certificate or auction item, we would be more than happy to see this,” said Schick.

While the various fundraising activities give visitors a chance to help contribute to the library’s cause of providing books to their readers, the main attraction is the actual book review itself with author Foxjohn.

“He’s pretty accomplished in many areas,” said Schick. “He’s former military and former Houston Police Department.”

Authors present at the Summer Book Review usually bring one book with them to discuss with the guests while also discussing some of their own history in writing.

Foxjohn’s choice of book for the Summer Book Review is not known at this point. However, he has written a variety of fiction and nonfiction novels in the mystery and western genres.

Many of Foxjohn’s novels take place in Houston or Lufkin and one of his more prominent nonfiction novels is “Killer Nurse,” which is based on the killings at the DaVita Dialysis Center in Lufkin where nurse Kimberly Clark Saenz killed patients by putting toxic bleach into their IV tubes.

Other novels written by Foxjohn include “Corpus Delicti,” “White Moon Rising,” “Who!” and more.

The Summer Book Review is scheduled to be held at the Coldspring United Methodist Hall from 2 to 4 p.m. on July 13. For more information, call the Coldspring Area Public Library at 936-653-3104.