Author Frank Turner Hollon to speak at Spring Hill College

Tue, 02/17/2009 (All day)

Feb. 17, 2009

MOBILE – The Friends of the Spring Hill College Library will host author Frank Turner Hollon for an evening of literary conversation at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 18 at Stewartfield on the college campus.

Hollon is a practicing attorney as well as a prolific fiction writer from Baldwin County. He will talk about his latest novel, “The Wait.” This novel relates the painful journey of James Early Winwood through the twists and turns of his life story, from the pains of high school through the challenges of marriage and fatherhood and on to the process of aging. On a desperate quest to protect the woman he loves, Winwood hatches a revenge plot that spirals out of control, and his life path takes a dangerous and deadly turn.

Hollon’s first novel, “The Pains of April,” written during his college years, took readers into the head of an older man struggling with aging. Subsequent books included “Blood and Circumstance,” “The Point of Fracture,” “The God File,” and “Life Is a Strange Place,” which was recently made into a feature film. Hollon will talk about how he writes, how life translates into art, and how a book translates into a film.

Dr. Margaret Davis, professor of English at Spring Hill College, will host the conversation with Hollon for the event. Hollon’s books will be available for sale and signing, and dessert and coffee will be served. The public is invited. A donation of $5 is suggested.