Jul 14 2013 - 5:55pm


  • Some of the authors of a book of short stories about the ghosts of 25th Street in Ogden will attend a book signing and art show held Saturday, July 20, at Planet Rainbow, 1833 Valley Drive in Ogden, located at the mouth of Ogden Canyon.


Author Drienie Hattingh, of Eden, who compiled "Tales from Two-Bit Street and Beyond... Part II" (DMT Publishing, $10.99), will be available to sign copies of the book, along with some of the other contributing authors. Local contributors to the book include Hattingh, Dimitria VanLeeuwen, Doug Gibson, Lynda West Scott, Michael Bourn, Michele McKinnon, Patricia Bossano, Christy Monson, Vicki Droogsma and Fred Seppi.

The event will be from noon to 5 p.m., with complimentary refreshments at 2 p.m.


  • Rebecca Rodgers, of Bountiful, will sign copies of her book, "Shanna Banana Shines" (Tate Publishing, $12.99), from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, July 20, at Wisebird Bookery, 4850 Harrison Blvd, Ogden.


In Rodgers' novel, an all-out war between Shanna and her mother is on the verge of breaking out over an upcoming piano recital, spurring Shanna to come up with her own wacky schemes to achieve fame with the help of her best friend Lizzie. When Shanna pretends to drown, she and Lizzie steal a mannequin, and they subject innocent goldfish to be sold outside a pet store, disaster may result, according to a news release. Will Shanna learn to use her real talents and prove to herself that she really can shine when she tries her best and that loving herself on the inside is what really counts?


  • Ogden author Owen Staples will discuss and sign copies of his self-improvement book "The Wellness Diaries: My Journey Out of Mental Illness Through Nutrition and Lifestyle Change" (iUniverse, $12.95) from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, June 20.


The free event will be at Hastings, 340 E. 525. North, Ogden.


  • Editor John S. Dinger, of Boise, Idaho, will make an appearance in Salt Lake City from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 18, to speak about his book and sign copies at Benchmark Books, 3269 S. Main St., Suite 250.


Dinger is the editor of the recently published "Significant Textual Changes in the Book of Mormon: The First Printed Edition Compared to the Manuscripts and to the Subsequent Major LDS English Printed Editions"(Signature Books, $60).

He will begin speaking at 6 p.m. and will be available to sign books and answer questions after his presentation.


  • Bill Jensen, of Logan, will be signing his novel, "Adder in the Path" (Belle Isle Books, $16.95), at


4 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at Hastings Entertainment, 50 E. 400 North, Logan.

"Adder in the Path" is a tragic chronicle of the Mormon War and two very different families caught up in a maelstrom of intolerance and violence, according to a news release.

It is a tale that teaches the fragility of human connection and the destruction caused by fanaticism and hypocrisy.

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