Author to speak at library

DOWNEY - Shannon Capps, a Downey native and author of two suspense thrillers, will speak and sign books at the Downey City Library on Nov. 18 from 7-8 p.m. in the Cormack Room.A former TV news reporter in Oklahoma, he left the world of journalism for a full-time career as a novelist, writing under the name S.W. Capps. His first novel, "Salmon Run," was released in 2007. In the book, frustrated executive Woodrow Salmon enters the cool waters of the Pacific Ocean but soon emerges on the run from a hired killer and a bloodthirsty wife. In his latest novel, "Train in the Distance," Capps weaves a coming-of-age tale set in the cutthroat world of TV news, a story of career vs. conscience and survival of the fittest in the television industry. "Train in the Distance" was named a finalist for a 2009 Breakthrough Novel Award. Capps grew up in Downey and currently lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife and two children. Copies of his books will be available for purchase and signing at the event, sponsored by the Friends of the Downey City Library. To register, call (562) 904-7360, ext. 132.

********** Published: October 28, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 28