The Jackson County Public Library will host Victoria Casey McDonald, author of "Just Over the Hill," for a reading and booksigning on Thursday, Aug. 23, at 7 p.m.
The book is a collection of stories about African Americans in Jackson County, which McDonald pieced together through newspaper articles and her own knowledge of the history of the county's African American community.
McDonald was a longtime educator in Jackson County before her retirement. An accomplished painter as well as a writer, she is president of the Jackson County Arts Council.
For more information, call the Jackson County Public Library in Sylva at (828)586-2016.