Local novelist Janice Daugharty will be launching her newest book Nannie’s Moon on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at a Birthday-Book Launch Party in honor of her granddaughter Laney Dowdy, co-author of the children’s book.
A psychology major at Valdosta State University, Laney tragically passed away last year before plans to publish the book were finalized. February 10th is Laney’s birthday. The title of the book was developed from Laney, as a toddler, spotting Daugharty’s first book Dark of the Moon in stores. She shouted “Nannie’s Moon!”
Daugharty, author of numerous books and short stories, had long planned to have the book illustrated one day. Then, after Laney’s death, she decided to make good on the plan she and Laney had frequently talked about.
The event will be held at Turner Center for the Arts from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. with the author and illustrator Deborah Bailey Raines will be on hand to sign books. All proceeds from the sale of the book will go to a scholarship fund established for psychology majors at VSU.
This will be Janice Daugharty’s first children’s book. She is best known for her Pulitzer Prize nominated novel Earl in the Yellow Shirt, Paw Paw Patch, and mostly recently The Little Known.
Turner Center for the Arts is located at 527 North Patterson Street, Valdosta, Georgia 229-247-2787 http://www.turnercenter.org.