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Local Authors to Appear at Moneta Library

Local authors Becky Mushko and Nancy Fitzgerald will do a joint reading and book signing at the Moneta Branch of the Bedford Public Library on Friday, November 21, from 10:00 a.m. until noon.

Mushko will read from The Girl Who Raced Mules & Other Stories, a collection of her award-winning short stories, some of which were originally published in Blue Ridge Traditions, Virginia Adversaria, and THEM. Fitzgerald will read from Postcards from the Dock, a collection of her essays, many of which were published in herSmith Mountain Eagle column, ³Out of Bounds.² Both books were published in 2003 by Infinity Publishing of Haverford, Pennsylvania.

Becky Mushko

Mushko lives on a farm in Penhook; Fitzgerald lives on the lake in Huddleston. Mushko, a retired Roanoke City Public school teacher, now teaches English at Ferrum College. Fitzgerald, who previously taught at George Mason University, now travels the world and writes about the places she visits.

Both Mushko and Fitzgerald have written other books. Mushko published Patches on the Same Quilt and Peevish Advice in 2001; Fitzgerald published Also Present in 2002. Both are members of the Lake Writers, a Smith Mountain Arts Council writers¹ group which meets twice a month at the Moneta Branch Library. Both are also members of the Virginia Writers Club. Their books are available at the Blue Lady Bookshop in Rocky Mount and at various shops around the lake.


Becky Mushko
8 Listening Hill Road
Penhook, VA 24137
(540) 576-3339

Mushko to Appear Locally to Promote New Book

     Becky Mushko's new book, The Girl Who Raced Mules & Other Stories, was published last week by Infinity Publishing. Becky organized a Franklin County Young Writers Club (for middle and high school students) in August. They are the official writers' club of the Franklin County Public Library and are also affiliated with the Young Virginia Writers Club.

Buy the book on the web at this link


• September 27, Bedford Library Bookfest; Bedford, Virginia
(One of the 12 authors invited to participate in the First Bedford Book Festival-as part of Bedford Centerfest.)

• October 7, Cup & Chaucer Book Club; Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia.

• October 11, 1 to 3 PM; book-signing at The Blue Lady Bookshop

• October 18, AAUW regional meeting; Wytheville, Virginia.


Additional Links:

Sneak peek of the book

Purchase it online

Becky Mushko's Book Site

MP3 playlist* from

Featuring; Ida B Pevish from "Traditions Magazine"

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