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Bestselling author holds Fort Knox signing

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By Robert Villanueva

Beverly Lewis, a New York Times bestselling author, will visit Barr Memorial Library in Fort Knox to discuss and sign her latest novel.

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Lewis appears at 6 p.m. Monday as part of the Authors at Your Library series. She will discuss and sign the fourth novel in her Home to Hickory Hollow series, “The Secret Keeper.”

Author of more than 80 books, Lewis is one of the top-selling authors in the inspirational fiction genre. She is a leading author in Amish fiction and has sold nearly 18 million books while her work has been translated into 11 languages, according to a library news release.

After early works in the field of children’s literature, Lewis released in 1997 her first adult novel, “The Shunning,” the first of her works in the Amish fiction genre.

Born in Pennsylvania Dutch country, Lewis was inspired by her mother’s heritage to write. Among her works is the best-selling trilogy, “The Heritage of Lancaster County.”

The trilogy is loosely based on the story of Lewis’ own maternal grandmother, who left her Old Order Mennonite upbringing to marry outside the faith. The Hallmark Channel adapted “The Shunning” and its sequel, “The Confession” into movies.

In 2007 Lewis received a Christy Award for her book “The Brethren.” The Christy award is a Christian fiction award recognizing excellence in the genre.

A limited number of Lewis’s novels will be given away for free to soldiers in uniform courtesy of Harshaw Trane.

Copies of “The Secret Keeper” also are available for sale at the event.

For more information, call 502-624-1232.