Friday, April 20, 2007

Local Author Visits Bucks County Visitor Center For Book Signing

Local Author Visits Bucks County Visitor Center For Book Signing

On Saturday, March 25 at 10:00 AM, the Bucks County Visitor Center will welcome Professor James A. Freeman, from the Bucks County Community College (BCCC), as he reads from and signs his novel, Parade of Days.

Bucks County, PA (PRWEB) March 25, 2006

On Saturday, March 25 at 10:00 AM, the Bucks County Visitor Center will welcome Professor James A. Freeman, from the Bucks County Community College (BCCC), as he reads from and signs his novel, Parade of Days.

Professor Freeman will read excerpts from his novel and discuss the history of the book. After the discussion, Freeman will sign copies. For those attendees who do not yet have a copy of the novel, the Bucks County Visitor Center will be selling copies at an author’s discount.

A portion of the royalties from the sale of the book will benefit the BCCC, “Ray Reilly Memorial Scholarship Fund.”

Reilly, who died in 2004, was a "quintessential Bucks student," Freeman says. "He won the President's Cup award, was the editor of the student newspaper, and was the president of the Human Rights Club. He got his bachelor's degree and went right into human services as a social worker. Ray was very altruistic."

About the Novel

Parade of Days (2005), Freeman's fifteenth book, is about a quirky group of characters who live in the library attic of the Bucks County Community College (BCCC), then move their clandestine book group to other familiar locations in Bucks County.

"I had to crawl around up there to get the setting right," Freeman says, explaining how he explored the crawl space and attic between the college's library and auditorium.

Parade of Days can be purchased in hardback or paperback through the publisher's website at www. xlibris. com. The paperback is also available at the BCCC Bookstore on the campus at 275 Swamp Road, Newtown. For hours, call 215-968-8458 or visit www. bucks. edu/bookstore (http://www. bucks. edu/bookstore). www. bn. com and www. amazon. com also sell the book.

About the Author

Freeman resides in Richboro, Pa., with his family and pets, which include a thoroughbred horse. He's taught literature and writing at Bucks County Community College for more than two decades. The author can be contacted at 215-968-8155 or freemanj@bucks. edu.

About the Bucks County Visitor Center:

The Bucks County Visitor Center serves as a gateway for all travelers to the region. Located at 3207 Street Road in Bensalem, with easy access from Interstate 95, Route 1 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike, the 20,000 square foot state-of-the-art center welcomes visitors in search of the best of Bucks County, including history, attractions, events, lodging, dining and shopping. Whether guests want to “Discover Bucks County” through the 16-minute orientation film in the 110-seat theater, pick up directions to the County’s covered bridges, find the perfect bed & breakfast for a romantic getaway, purchase one-of-a-kind Bucks County items in the Gift Shop or discuss a Bucks County travel itinerary, the Visitor Information Specialists are available to serve the public seven days a week from 9:00 a. m. until 5:00 p. m. – with extended summer hours of 8:30 a. m. until 5:30 p. m. from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The Bucks County Conference & Visitors Bureau operates the Bucks County Visitor Center.

The Bucks County Conference & Visitors Bureau, Inc (BCCVB) is the official tourist promotion agency for Bucks County. The mission of the BCCVB is to increase visitation to Bucks County by effectively marketing its heritage, accommodations and attractions. For more information on BCCVB activities call 1-800-836-BUCKS, visit www. BucksCounty. Travel or stop by the Bucks County Visitor Center located at 3207 Street Road in Bensalem (adjacent to the entrance to Philadelphia Park Racetrack). The Visitor Center is open seven days a week from 9:00 a. m. until 5:00 p. m. It is easily accessible from the Pennsylvania Turnpike, Route 1 and Interstate 95.

Contact: 

Lauren Tosti, Public Relations Coordinator

Bucks County Conference & Visitors Bureau, Inc.

215-639-0300 x231

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