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Retired BPC professor to sign book on campus
|Dr. Marjorie Dobbin displays her first novel, “In the Shadow of Pickle Peak”. Dr. Dobbin lives in Vidalia. She retired from Brewton-Parker College in 2001. (Photo provided.)
MOUNT VERNON—Brewton-Parker College will host a book signing for retired English professor Dr. Marjorie Dobbin Wednesday, Nov. 15 from 1-3 p.m. Dr. Dobbin’s first novel, In the Shadow of Pickle Peak, an inspirational romance, is an insider’s look at what can happen when a big city woman moves to a small western town.
The book’s main character, 26-year-old Malinda Conner, accompanies her older, widowed brother Charles, a minister, from Atlanta to Minner, Arizona for his health. Not only does she have to cope with the absence of pre-packaged meals, a clothes dryer and other modern conveniences, but she also has to deal with a hostile deputy, Drew Humber. The couple forms a guarded friendship, finding themselves thrown together in official town business and gossip.
Yet, unlike most romance novels of the times, this fast-moving romance published by PublishAmerica contains “no gutter language or embarrassing scenes,” Dr. Dobbin explains.
A professor of English at Brewton-Parker College from 1987 until 2001, Dr. Dobbin earned her Ph.D. from the University of Georgia in 1987. Currently retired, she is an adjunct professor of English at Southeastern Technical College in Vidalia. Dr. Dobbin lives in Vidalia with her husband A.B. Albritton. She is an active member of Smith Street Baptist Church, Oconee Council of Telephone Pioneers, Campers on Mission and Crafters for Christ. With her husband, she does volunteer work with the hospices in the area. In her leisure, she enjoys knitting, sewing and traveling in the family RV with her husband and their two dogs.
The book signing will be held in the lobby of the Phillips Student Center on the Mount Vernon Campus. (This building also houses the campus bookstore, residential restaurant and Cyber Café.) For more information, call Kelley Arnold, BPC director of news and public information, at 912-583-3263 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.