Kamloops author Shirley Ellen Dodding will be at a book signing at Chapters on Saturday, July 9, from noon to 3 p.m.
Dodding is a retired teacher who taught Grade 7. Her former students may remember her as Mrs. Collins.
Upon retiring from the classroom, Dodding wrote six novels. Her most recent two books — Dancing with the Stripes and its sequel, Michael & Brie. (off the ship) Book 2 — will be offered at the book signing as a package (complete with ribbon) for $18.
The first book is a romance with a twist (of murder) on a cruise ship, while the second novel extends the antics of the same two children (from the ship) as they fight for survival in their home city of Miami, in a school system combatting bullying.
Chapters is located in the Aberdeen Village shopping centre, at Pacific Way and Hillside Drive.