Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Author Mack May to Visit Waverly Library

"The Consort" is a story that takes place in the Mississippi port town of Grand Gulf, Mississippi, which flourished between 1830 and 1856, until the river washed most of it away. Still standing is an old cemetery, with tombstones bearing witness to those who lived and died there so long ago. Though the story is fiction, several of those real tombstones inspired the author to write the book, reflecting the tragedies and hopes of those early settlers of our country.

Author Mack May is presently working locally at uranium recovery facility. He lives in Port Gibson, Mississippi, with his wife, Claire. After his discharge from the Air Force in 1979, he moved to Port Gibson as a Nuclear Instrument Technician at Grand Gulf Nuclear Station. He retired from that facility 2006 and now works contracts, traveling to interesting places and gathering more research for upcoming books. May is a senior instructor and training developer. He is also a deacon at First Presbyterian Church of Port Gibson. He has two children and two grandchildren.

May will present a program and hold a book signing at the Garnet A. Wilson Public Library in Waverly on Saturday, June 27 at 2:00p.m. in the Community Meeting Room. No registration required.