Brock book signing is Saturday at library

Rockfish author and family genealogist Claudyne Brock will hold a book signing at the Hoke County Public Library Saturday, November 5 to celebrate the reprinting of her first book.

Brock’s children’s book, “Little Johnny Goes to Bible School,” has been updated with new photos, cover art and more as part of its reprinting. She will sign copies of the children’s book from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the library, and will have copies for sale. Hardbound copies of the book are $29.95 and paperback copies are $18.95.

Brock was inspired to write the book following a heart attack she suffered in 2014. She spent nearly 100 days in the hospital, and came home with a mission of getting her book written and published.

“Little Johnny Goes to Bible School” is part fiction, but also partly inspired by Brock’s many years of working with Vacation Bible School programs at local churches. The author herself grew up attending summer Bible school, and by the time she was 16 years old, she was already teaching younger children’s classes.

The book tells the story of an immigrant mother and her son, Johnny, who are invited to take part in a Bible school program at Tabernacle Baptist Church, the real church in Rockfish that Brock and her husband, E.T. Brock, have attended for many years.

Besides publishing her first book and volunteering her time at church, Brock is also passionate about genealogy and enjoys making handmade baby blankets. She and her husband have three children and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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