events at the Winchester Library
The Witch's Garden
The Witch’s Garden is a book featuring nine short horror stories written by local author Michael Lamping. The stories take place on Craig Mountain and use towns that no longer exist, towns and places that still exist, and a town that never existed in an area known to locals as Icicle Flats.
History and imaginative use of legends have been combined to make the stories realistic. This combination sets the stage for truly horrific tales that should cause the reader to look both ways when crossing the Camas Prairie at night.
You can ask for it at your favorite bookstore or order it online.
Michael Lamping is fifty-six years old and considers himself a refugee from Western Washington. Mike lives with his wife Nicki on the prairie outside of Craigmont, Idaho. They are both retired and are raising produce to sell in Craigmont. Michael served in the Army Honorably and is a Disabled American Veteran who retired after working many years as a machinist. Michael also plays guitar for the Craigmont Community Church and plays for his personal amusement. His wife Nicki retired after 20 years as a Rural Mail Carrier for the Monroe, WA, Post Office. The both of them have come to love the people and the prairie around where they live.
The Witch’s Garden is Michael’s first published work. His book has been accepted by the VALNet Library system, and he will be doing a book reading and signing at the Winchester Community Library in Winchester, ID, library from 12:00 to 1:00 pm, Tuesday, July 31. Michael is currently working on his second book, which he hopes to have in the book stores by Halloween of 2008. His new book starts where his short story from The Witch’s Garden, ‘Icicle Flats’, ends.
For more information about the book and for future events go to www.michaellamping.com or email at firstname.lastname@example.org . You can also access Mike’s blog from his web site.