Gentry met author Aric Messor through a mutual friend. The writer was looking for a setting for his next book. Specializing in horror and suspense, this Stephen King-style author is constantly on the lookout for interesting communities to place his characters.
“We invited Aric to join us for the Fair on the Square in May to catch a glimpse of Buchanan’s attraction and character,” said Gentry. “I hoped being here over a number of hours and meeting people in the county would give him the truest sense of what our community is all about.”
Messor spoke of the Buchanan Public Library and its employees on his website referring to Buchanan as “chocked full of history and well worth the time to visit and talk to these wonderful people.”
While talking with Gentry, Messor learned about the public library system and how libraries are funded, triggering his decision to donate.
“Unfortunately, areas like Haralson County, Ga., get very little funding from the state,” said Messor. “Therefore, I have decided that I will donate a portion of my profits on the sales of my book, “Legion of Halphas,” to this most charming library.”
Messor is donating 25 percent of his proceeds to the library. The book is available on Amazon.com and on lulu.com in either paperback or ebook format. The ebook is also on iBookstore and Barnes & Nobel NOOK. The Kindle version is coming soon.
“Legion of Halphas” takes place in Dacula, Ga., and depicts a young girl unhappy in her marriage who looks for love in the wrong places. As the plot progresses, she must learn to face her fears in a fight for her life.
Messor’s website describes the author saying, “Writing was, and is, Aric’s method for emotional release and self-expression. Whether writing a simple love poem or a full-length story, his writing reflects various aspects of his past and present passions, hopes and fears.”
Find more information on “Legion of Halphas” and Messor at www.aricmessor.com.