• By Erica Fields
  • Posted Thursday, September 1, 2011

Meet Award Winning Author Suzy Barile

The Friends of the Lewisville Library welcome Suzy Barile author of Undaunted Heart: The True Story of a Southern Belle and a Yankee General, winner of a 2010 IPPY Silver for Best Non-Fiction - South East Region and NFPW's Honorable Mention for Non-Fiction History.

The great-great granddaughter of Ella Swain Atkins and General Smith Dykins Atkins, Suzy Barile discovered her great-great grandmother’s letters to her own parents in a box of papers left to her by her great-uncle. The letters inspired her to research the much-storied romance of Ella Swain and General Atkins.

After 25-years in newspapers, Suzy Barile teaches at Wake Tech Community College in Raleigh, N.C. She is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill, and earned a master's degree from NC State. The award-winning Undaunted Heart: The True Story of a Southern Belle and a Yankee General is her first book. She is co-editor of The Papers of Richard Caswell [N.C.’s Revolutionary War-era governor], for the N.C. Office of Archives & History. She lives in Harmony, NC.

Suzy Barile will discuss her book following the Friends Annual Meeting. There will be a book signing following the discussion.

Lewisville Library Auditorium
Saturday September 24th at 11:00 am

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