Okay, here comes some serious self-horn blowing. Looks like I’ve become an award-winning author! Here’s a letter I received today.
Dear Ms. Fricker:
I would like to inform you that you have been selected for the prestigious Jennie F. McLauthlen Award for LifeLong Learning presented by the Kingston Public Library and the Kingston Council on Aging in Massachusetts.
Since 2015, nearly thirty authors, have received this award. On December 7th, David McCullough will accept his Award for his body of work, and for his recent book, The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For. I thought perhaps you could join us in in April, May, or the first week in June.
You might like to know that Jennie F. McLauthlen was Kingston’s first librarian back in 1896. The Kingston Author Series is part of her legend and the Award is specifically for notable authors, historians, and influential leaders who have greatly contributed to our intellectual and educational growth. We would like to honor you, your contribution through a body of work and your book, All In My Head: How A Hypochondriac Beat Brain Cancer.
Now in its third year, the author series is presented every fall and spring at the Kingston Council on Aging, typically on Thursdays from 7-9p before an audience of up to 500 people. The event is followed by book sales and signings that we arrange here with WestWinds Bookshop in Duxbury, MA. Other authors have included Nathaniel Philbrick, Gish Jen, Casey Sherman, Michael Zuckoff, and William Martin.
I look forward to further discussion, and to work out a time that is convenient to you.
Director of Marketing Outreach
Kingston Public Library