My Mountain Granny author appears in Franklin

Matthew Baker will sign books from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 17, at Dalton’s Christian Bookstore in Franklin. Baker’s first book is titled, My Mountain Granny.

After moving to Western North Carolina, Baker met Evelyn Beck of Whittier, and she became his “Mountain Granny.”

Indicative of enduring character of Appalachian natives, Beck was an unforgettable character to Baker and everyone who knew her. He documented her story in the format of the famed “Foxfire Series.”

Baker will be accompanied by four other regional authors at the book signing. 828.369.6464. www.csabooks.com.

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