Monday, April 19, 2010

NASCAR Fans - This One's for You!

On Friday, April 30, 2010 Burry Bookstore is hosting an Author Meet and Greet from 4:00 until 5:30 pm.

Cathy Elliott will be signing copies of Chicken Soup for the Soul: NASCAR.

This event is FREE and
open to the public.

Get behind the driver's seat with these personal tales and anecdotes from inside the race track. Famous drivers and their families, pit crews, and fans share their stories of perseverance, triumph, comebacks, and life on and off the track.

Includes stories by the following NASCAR drivers: Aric Almirola, Buddy Baker, Kurt Busch, Kerry Earnhardt, Jimmie Johnson, Bobby Labonte, Joey Logano, Casey Mears, Ryan Newman, Mike Skinner, Scott Speed, Tony Stewart, Martin Truex Jr., Brian Vickers, Darrell Waltrip, Michael Waltrip, NASCAR CEO Brian France, former NBA player and now NASCAR broadcaster: Brad Dougherty, and Lt. Governor of South Carolina Andre Bauer, with many more to come, including more of the biggest names in the NASCAR world.

Cathy Elliot is a NASCAR writer and enthusiast who began her journalism career in 1994 as a columnist for Darlington, South Carolina's hometown newspaper, The News and Press. By 1995, she was named the publication's first female editor. In 1996, she went on to co-found the weekly arts and entertainment magazine Five O'clock Friday.

In 2000, Elliott switched gears to NASCAR, working as Darlington Raceway's director of public relations for 7 years. She began writing her On NASCAR column in September 2007, a weekly opinion column nationally syndicated through the NASCAR Public Relations department's media Web site.

She returned to the News and Press in 2007, where she currently works as both editor and publisher. Elliott is a member of the National Motorsports Press Association and the South Carolina Press Association. She has received numerous awards for excellence in journalism.

A native of North Carolina's Outer Banks, she has lived in the Darlington, South Carolina area since 1993. She loves stock car racing, beagles, the beach, and the UNC Tarheels, though not necessarily in that order.

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