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|Book Signing at the Siege Museum!|
|Sarah Norkus, resident of Colonial Heights, will be featured during Friday for the Arts! on August 10th in historic Petersburg. Author of the newly-released historical novel, The Secret Diary of Sarah Chamberlain, she will be hosted at the Siege Museum, 15 West Bank Street, from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm, for a brief presentation (6:30 pm) and book signing.
The story takes place in 2008 when fifteen year-old Emily Grace (Em) discovers a secret hiding place under a wooden plank in the attic of an old house in historic Petersburg. Under the plank, she finds a 150 year-old-civil war diary belonging to Sarah Chamberlain, the previous resident of the house. Turning to the final entry in the diary, Em’s interest is piqued by the mention of missing confederate gold and a murder mystery.
The story unfolds as Em is whisked back into time to 1865. She finds herself in a race against time to save the life of an innocent man imprisoned in a confederate prison.
Sarah Norkus grew up in Lexington, Kentucky. She is the daughter of the editor of the horse racing magazines, The Horseman and Fair World. She has published two books, a memoir, The Eleventh Summer and a literary fiction, Until the Wind Changes.
Mrs. Norkus resides in Colonial Heights, Virginia, with her retired military officer husband, Michael. When she isn’t writing, Sarah volunteers with the American Red Cross, and in the children’s division at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church. She enjoys speaking to groups and refines these skills through her Tri-City Toastmasters Club. Mrs. Norkus is the current Regent of the Colonel John Banister Chapter, The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, an organization devoted to patriotism, education, historic preservation and community service.