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Otterbein Hosts Author of Hanby Novel for Book Signing

February 1, 2012


Westerville, OH—Otterbein University will host a book signing with Rosslyn Elliott, the author of Sweeter than Birdsong, the second novel in a trilogy based on the lives of the Hanby family, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. on Friday, February 10, 2012, at the bookstore in the Campus Center, 100 W. Home St. The event is open to the public, and books will be available for purchase.

Sweeter than Birdsong follows the events of the series’ first book, Fairer than Morning, this time focusing on Ben Hanby and Kate Winter during their time at Otterbein. The story includes many features of 19th century Otterbein and Westerville life. She is currently working on the third book in the series, Lovelier than Daylight, which is slated for release in fall 2012.

Publisher’s Weekly said, "Author Elliott creates a pleasing blend of fact and fiction in this second installment in the Saddler’s Legacy series. Readers will appreciate the well-told tale as well as its historical basis."

Author Rosslyn Elliott was born into a military family and lived in four states and two foreign countries before she graduated from high school. Her frequent relocation into new social scenes encouraged her to become a close observer of others, and a writer. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English and theatre studies at Yale University and a doctorate degree in English at Emory University. Her graduate study of American literature spurred her to pursue her lifelong dream of writing fiction. Read more about the author and her books at rosslynelliott.com.

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