Local author to hold book signings

Local author to hold book signingsLocal author Brian Voigt will launch his Red Mill Canyon series this weekend with three book signings.

On Black Friday, he will be at Starbucks from 7-10 a.m. He will then sign books at Casey’s Steak and BBQ from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

On Small Business Saturday, he will sign his books at Red Rock Books from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. He noted that he considers that store the true home of his books. “Ann Rizzardini at Red Rock Books has consistently treated me well and with a professional attitude when it comes time to launch a book. She carries all of my books.”

Voigt said that after publishing his first book, “Winter’s Edge,” in June 2015, he realized the potential for a series. After finishing a three-year publishing contract with WestBow publishing, “Winter’s Edge” has been expanded with a new cover and is now being published under Amazon Press with six books in the series.

Voigt is relaunching “Winter’s Edge” along with Book 2, “Refiner’s Fire.” He said that the series’ third book will be published in January.

With two trilogies already complete, Voigt said that Book 7 is already on the planning board.

In the first trilogy, main character Bill Simmons suffers from the loss of his wife of 30 years. He retires from his former career to take the position of manager on a ranch in the Sierra. His new direction in life finds him building a friendship with a younger professional, Valerie Dobbins, the town surgeon. Both face issues in their past.

In the second trilogy, Bill and Valerie decide to turn the ranch into an orphanage for children who have experienced the death of both parents. “What ensues is something they hadn’t prepared for, finding that each child has their own unique abilities and gifts, causing hilarious and heartwarming mishaps of adventure for all who live and work on the ranch,” said Voigt.

The Red Mill Canyon Series focuses on death and the consequences left in the life of a family that encounters the unexpected death of a family member.

According to Voigt, the future of the series rests in the children that begin to appear on the ranch.

Voigt said that one character in the series, Jed Gentry, was inspired by an aspect of the television show “Home Improvement.”

“Tim Allen discussed the need for the voice of wisdom in any series,” said Voigt. “Wilson, the neighbor in Home Improvement that Tim talks to for advice, but you never actually see from over the fence, is that person. Tim said that the neighbor played the part of the voice of God.” Jed Gentry, the elderly Christian man on the ranch was inspired in my series by that advice from Tim Allen.”

Pictured: Brian Voigt and his wife, Nancy

Story First Published: 2018-11-21