National author to visit Carnegie Library


Shelley Shepard Gray will be at the Carnegie Public Library on Saturday, June 20, at 10 a.m. to read from her new book and to sign and take audience questions.

The Carnegie Public Library will welcome prolific and popular author Shelley Shepard Gray on Saturday, June 20 at 10 a.m.

The library welcomes this New York Times and USA Today Bestselling inspirational author for a reading and signing. Gray is the author of Christian/Amish fiction and has also written in the genres of historical fiction, romance, and western.

Gray grew up in Houston, Texas and moved to southern Ohio 10 years ago. Gray obtained her bachelor’s and master’s degree but “never was a gifted student,” according to her biography on her website:

“Maybe you are a little bit like me. I’ve been married for almost 20 years and have raised two kids. I try to exercise but really should put on my tennis shoes a whole lot more. I’m not a great housekeeper. I hate to drive in the snow, and I don’t think I’ve ever won a Monopoly game. However, I am the best wife and mother I know how to be. Isn’t it wonderful to know that in God’s eyes that is okay? That from His point of view, we are all exceptional?” Gray writes. “I treasure that knowledge and am always so thankful for my faith. His faith in me makes me stand a little straighter, smile a little bit more, and be so very grateful for every gift He’s given me.”

She will read from her new book, The Proposal at Siesta Key, published on May 12, and discuss her Amish Pinecraft series. Several of Gray’s titles will be available for purchase from the author for just $12. Cash and checks will be accepted. Attendees will be seated on a first come, first serve basis in the library meeting room.

Gray said she began writing about the Amish because their way of life appealed to her and she wanted to write stories about regular likeable people in extraordinary situations.

Be sure to join the library for this rare opportunity!

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