Brown Library to host authors for panel discussion, book signing

The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., will host three local authors for a panel discussion and book signing event at 6 p.m. July 16.

Writing in three very different genres, the authors appeal to a wide variety of interests.

ElissaBeth Frear will feature her “Thin Greyy Line” trilogy.

Mixing action, adventure and fantasy, the trilogy offers a trip to another world.

The trilogy chronicles the journey of Greyylene, an elf maiden, as she discovers a world beyond the borders of her small village.

Through a series of unrelated accidents and events, she is introduced to the life of a ship captain.

As her tale unfolds, she is forced to face a destiny that would bring elements together many never thought possible.

“I enjoy showing a picture with words hoping the audience can see the same picture I do. I remember days sitting on the sofa getting lost in distant lands and meeting new and exotic people. In my waking dreams at night I would replay scenes in stories I had read making the book come alive in my imagination,” Frear said.

G. Hartmore will showcase his latest novel “Nudged,” the story of a retired military man and his unlikely friendship with a 12-year-old autistic girl.

Samuel Barto is broken down and has given up on life, and Laura Waltman is a lifelong mute who has never been able to escape her own private dream world.

When all hope seems lost, he is introduced to the always-smiling little girl and her family.

Together, “Mr. B” and Laura accomplish amazing things.

Hartmore grew up in Richlands, North Carolina, and now resides in his birthtown of Williamsport.

He is an Army and Air Force veteran who served in Panama and the Persian Gulf War.

He is a father of two sons, as well as a grandfather. Hartmore will also discuss creating a writer’s guild in the area.

Nicole Binder will reveal her inspiring autobiography, “I Am Somebody,” the story of a young girl’s struggles with molestation, rape and addiction, and how she managed to survive.

“I hope my life story can give you hope and faith in life,” the author said.

“I Am Somebody” was featured in Publisher’s Weekly.

All three authors can be found on

Books will be available to buy at the event.

The panel will be held in the Lowry Room on the third floor of the Welch Family Wing at the Library. Registration is suggested, but not required.

For more information, or to register, visit or call 570-326-0536.

The James V. Brown Library is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, and 24/7 at