book signing

Book Signing with Levi Peterson, Jr.

Longtime local educator Levi Peterson, Jr. joins us for an in-person book signing of his new book The Transformation of a High School Dropout. The Alabama native and U.S. Air Force veteran dedicated his life to education after walking away from education as a teenager. Books will be available for purchase on site (while supplies last), or you can order a copy in advance from
Health and safety guidelines will be required for all guests and museum staff. Social distancing will be practiced, and masks are required.

Book Signing with Ebony Whitlock

Ebony Whitlock will be here signing copies of her book My Wounds Are My Wisdom from 2:00-4:00 pm. Stop by anytime to meet the author and purchase a signed copy of her book.
Here’s the summary of the book:
Have you ever felt like you didn’t have a lot to say, but you felt you needed to get your story out? Have you wondered why you have been through somethings in life that seem like it should have taken you out-but for some reason you are still standing as if you haven’t been through anything? I can say that this is how I have felt for a long time; about the many different turns that life had brought about. Well if you are a person who has felt this way, let me tell you this, you have a voice and you have made it through your past for a reason. It is time to let your little light shine and tell the world how you made it over. Never in a million years did I think a book would come out of the pain, trials, and issues that we have dealt with in life. So, if you have been through any loss or traumatic experiences in life and you feel like or have felt like you could not bounce back from it, this book will speak volumes to you. This book is about lives that were created in greatness, lived in greatness and how we stood the test of times. Although this book is about our lives and the turns it took-it will for sure reach into so many different areas in your life as well. Come with us and see how life took a traumatic turn; but how God made a way and made all things work out for our good. Even though some may not understand, I have come to realize that this book is not for everyone. So, we pray that you will receive a blessing by going behind the scenes of this thing we call life. I promise it will bless you!

Book Signing with Steve Gorman

Steve Gorman of the The Black Crowes will be at Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library to sign and sell copies of his memoir “Hard to Handle: The Life and Death of The Black Crowes.” This memoir is the first account of the band’s story.

Below is the publisher’s press release about Gorman’s fascinating book:
“With hits like “Hard to Handle,” “She Talks to Angels,” and “Remedy,” The Black Crowes topped the charts and reigned supreme over the radio waves for more than two decades. They were on the cover of Rolling Stone, MTV played their videos 24/7, and Generation X re-discovered the power of classic rock and blues by digging into multi-platinum classics like Shake Your Money Maker and The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion.

However, stardom proved fleeting for The Black Crowes, and their success slowly dwindled as the band members got caught up in the rock star world and lost sight of their musical ambition. Despite the drinking, drugs, and incessant fighting between Chris and Rich Robinson (two of the angriest brothers in rock and roll), the band continued to tour. On any given night, they could be the best band you ever saw—or the most combative. Then, one last rift in 2013 proved too insurmountable to overcome. After that, the Black Crowes would fly no more.

Steve Gorman is a founding member of The Black Crowes as well as his current band, Trigger Hippy. He has created and hosted two nationally syndicated radio shows. Hard to Handle is his first book. He lives in Nashville with his wife and two kids. Steven Hyden is the author of Your Favorite Band Is Killing Me and Twilight of the Gods. His work has also appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Washington Post, Billboard, Rolling Stone, Grantland, The. A.V. Club, Uproxx, and The Ringer.”

Local Author Book Signing with Wendy Westerfield

Join your friends at Chick-fil-A for a local author book signing! Wendy Westerfield will be signing her second book in the Adventures with Piggy Series. This newly published children’s book is about Having Courage and Overcoming Fear. She will also have her first book available. This book is great for Birthdays, Christmas, Valentines, Baby Gifts!

Local Author Book Signing with Lisa Winter and Bill Harlan

Gracious Me! has something extra special planned for Saturday, November 23rd! Between 10:00 am-2:00 pm, authors Lisa Winter and Bill Harlan will be at the shop signing their new book, Angel’s Christmas.

Bill is in the Rockabilly Hall of Fame and will also be playing his very historic guitar! And there will be book giveaways! You won’t want to miss this event! Mark your calendars!

Q&A and Book Signing with Eric Coleman

Join your friends at The Bruce for a book signing, “Not By Accident”, with local author Eric Coleman. Come be inspired as Eric shares his story of faith, family, discipline and determination. Hear him discuss how he went from a small western Kentucky town to a successful career as an engineer, business executive and entrepreneur.

Books will be available for purchase at the event. Eric will sign all books purchased pre-event and onsite.