By BRIAN HAMILTON, Editor
The Aliceville Public Library hosted its first book signing on Sunday, March 31st for Aliceville native Chanerya Rowland and her book titled Dear Ethan. Rowland, now a Tuscaloosa resident, mentioned that she was elated for the library to host her book signing and release amongst a crowd of friends and family.
“It really means a lot and it definitely meant a lot when (library director Frances Lewis) called and said she would help out. That really meant a lot to me,” Rowland said.
Rowland describes her book as a book of self-discovery during trying times and said that her son Ethan was her drive to write and publish the book.
“I always enjoyed writing in high school, but when I went through the situation with my son, that really pushed me to take writing seriously,” Rowland said. “That helped me to explain to him what really happened from my side. I never really took it seriously when I was in high school.”
Rowland lost custody of her son in 2015 and having grown up without a mom herself, she said that she felt the need to write the book to her son.
See complete story in the Pickens County Herald.