Nick K Adams Coming to the Harmony Public Library

Nick K Adams is the author of the book “My Dear Wife and Children.

He will be at the HNick-K.-Adamsarmony Public Library on Wednesday, August 19th, 2015 from 6:00pm – 7:00pm.

About the Book

What does a father write to his wife and young children when he’s gone to war? Does My dear wifehe explain why he left them? How does he answer their constant questions about his return? Which of his experiences does he relate, and which does he pass over? Should he describe his feelings of separation and loneliness?

These questions are as relevant today as they were over 150 years ago, when David Brainard Griffin, a corporal in Company F of the 2nd Minnesota Regiment of Volunteers, wrote to those he left behind on the family’s Minnesota prairie homestead while he fought to preserve the Union.

His letters cover the period from his enlistment at Minnesota’s Fort Snelling in September 1861, to his death in Georgia during the Battle of Chickamauga in September 1863. One hundred of them were preserved and passed down in his family. They, along with one from his daughter as she asked the next generation to read her father’s words, have been carefully transcribed and annotated by a great-great-grandson, Nick K. Adams, allowing further generations to experience Griffin’s answers to these questions.

Filled with poignant images of his daily activities, his fears and exhilarations in military conflict, and his thoughts and emotions as the Civil War kept him apart from his family, these letters offer a fascinating insight into the personal experiences of a common soldier in the American Civil War.

About the Author

Nick K. Adams is a retired elementary school teacher and an avid Civil War re-enactor and historical speaker who lives in Washington State.


New Author, James Rains Coming to the Harmony Public Library!

James RainJames Rain, author of an Apocalyptic Bio-Medical thriller, “Afognak” will be at the Harmony Public Library on Saturday, July 25th, 2015 at 10:00am.

James Rains tells the story of Kodiak, Alaska, and the dark secret it  has been harboring for centuries in his new book, Afognak:

Minneapolis, MN — Run.  Fight.  Die.  Those are  your options.  In James Rains new thriller, Afognak the town of Kodiak, Alaska, is under attack from an unknown and deadly force.  The citizens must decide on a plan of attack to survive.  Rains writing style will mesmerize the reader while his research will make them want to discover more about Alaska and its fascinating history.

“This book is fun and the reader will invest in the characters because they come from all different walks of life, but everyone can relate to them,” said Rains.afognak

Readers are loving this unique story.

“If you’re a fan of zombie or biomedical thrillers, then you have to check this book out,” said Amazon reviewer Terrence Longbrake.

About James Rains:

James Rains is an avid storyteller.  For almost two decades he has been writing and telling stories that captivate audiences of all ages.  Rains has a love of knowledge and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in religion, a Master’s Degree in education, and an Education Specialist Degree.  He works in education and he spends his free time writing and reading and hanging out with his wife, Sarah and their dog, Horace.  Afognak is his first book.