Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Webster
Davis Motor Sales banner ad

Talented Local Author Holds Book Signing at Library

Beginning at around 5:30pm last night, August 27th, Lisa D. Piper, held one of her last book signings for the new novel at the Hopkins County/Madisonville Public Library. The novel’s cover photographer and iSurf Reporter, Amy Hourigan, as well as a direct, fully-dressed Scottish descendant of a factual character in the novel, A.D. Pollock, were both on the scene signing books and talking with the approximately 30 local residents in attendance as well. Local resident and Rockport native, George Boyd, attended the signing too, and explained to iSurf News that his father and grandfather both had direct ties to the long-gone mining town of Airdrie. In addition, several others in attendance also recalled memories of and ties to Airdrie, which helped in signifying just how connected our region is to centerpiece of Lisa’s novel. 

After signing several books and talking with locals, everyone was seated as Lisa began a presentation that spanned some of the history behind the failed mining operation Scottish-titled Lord Alexander started in 1855. As Lisa explained, the mining town once consisted of several homes, a mansion, and even a post office, yet was eventually abandoned because of continual failures with iron production. In addition, Lisa also displayed several pictures of the now decaying iron furnace/tower and three-story machinery house still standing at the Muhlenberg County location. A.D. Pollock also spoke to those in attendance, explaining that his great-grandfather, Archie Pollock—a Scottish miner and “jolly” pugilist who is a character in the novel—traveled by sea to Airdrie over the course of about 48 days due to troubling economic times in Scotland. 

iSurf News spoke with Lisa after the presentations to get her opinion on the book signing events.

“It’s been great,” said Lisa. “I love all the history lovers, and even though it’s in Muhlenberg County, there are people in Hopkins County that love Airdire. I would like to see more people get fascinated with it and find out the history. All of the people have been amazing to talk to, and not just talking to them about the book, but also to hear their stories about if they’ve been there or not. I’ve gotten so much information. I could probably write five more books just from what I’ve learned today.”

To order a copy of “A Mile Below Paradise: The Lost City of Airdrie,” or to check out some of the other novels Lisa has written, visit her official website at www.lisapiper.com. In addition, the novel is available at Readmore Bookstore in Madisonville’s Parkway Plaza Mall and through the Hopkins County Historical Society.

Luke Short

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

Posted on 2/2/14
3/13 - 16
2/6/2014 - posted
3/13 - 16
button coupons
2/6/2014 - posted
3/13 - 16
2/6/2014 - posted
3/13 - 16
button classifieds
2/6/2014 - posted
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

December 24, 2014 11838

Christmas Eve Bloody Brawl Erupts on Dulin Street

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Doreen Dennis
December 25, 2014 7978

Gift Returns Done Right

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News
December 25, 2014 4860

Arrests Made After Dulin Avenue Christmas Eve…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Officer C.P. Haynie
December 19, 2014 3979

Vehicle Fire Causes Traffic Back-Up on Pennyrile

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Doreen Dennis
December 23, 2014 3930

Couple's Alleged Dispute over Blanket Leads to…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
December 25, 2014 3444

Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - December 25, 2014

in Video by Crime Stoppers
December 23, 2014 3414

Alleged Theft at Walmart Sends Two to Jail

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
December 22, 2014 3377

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Dec. 22, 2014

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
December 20, 2014 3198

KET’s Kentucky Life Segment to Feature Old…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
December 23, 2014 2990

Disturbance Results in Vehicle, Foot Pursuit,…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Officer Tyler Russell

Stories Trending Today

December 24, 2014 11838

Christmas Eve Bloody Brawl Erupts on Dulin Street

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Doreen Dennis
December 25, 2014 7978

Gift Returns Done Right

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News
December 25, 2014 4860

Arrests Made After Dulin Avenue Christmas Eve…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Officer C.P. Haynie
December 25, 2014 3444

Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - December 25, 2014

in Video by Crime Stoppers
December 26, 2014 1613

5-Year-Old Boy Kills Buck/Doe

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Randy Adams
December 24, 2014 1229

Winter Superfoods for Optimal Health

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News
December 24, 2014 1161

Jobless Rates down in 119 Counties in November…

in General News For All Sites by Kim Brannock
December 25, 2014 1123

How to Create Your Household Budget

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News
December 26, 2014 1107

Grab the Best Buys This January

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News
December 25, 2014 1017

SurfKY Spotlight: Hudson Service Center

in Video by Gary Gates, SurfKY News

SurfKY News Group, Inc.
Corporate Office & Studio
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431
270.452.2727 (phone)
  •  270.452.2249 (fax)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social fbsocial twsocial yt
social gpsocial flrsocial rss