Another area writer has spread her creative wings and written her very first novel, and we'll be able to see the results very soon.
 
Corinne Hewitt owns the quilt shop in downtown Hanna, but she is also a voracious reader and an aspiring author.
 
"Ever since I was 12 years old I've wanted to write a novel," Hewitt confided. "The last six years I've been wanting to write a historical novel about a place that's close to where I grew up, our farm, and I just decided to do it."
 
"Once I got really sat down to do it, I did it the same time every night," she said. "I sat down after supper and I'd write for a little bit; sometimes it would be 15 minutes and sometimes it would be two hours and I just did it until it was done."
 
Hewitt's novel is called Jacob of Abbington Pickets and tells the story of an upstanding young man at the turn of the 20th Century who deals with the good and bad things that come into his life.
 
"We're having the book launch here at the store in Hanna, my quilt shop," she told 99.5 Drum FM. "We're going to have foods that pertain from my book, props that pertain from my book, speeches, a little book reading and you can purchase books; if you have pre-ordered books you can pick them up then too and they'll get signed for you."
 
The book launch party for Jacob of Abbington Pickets starts at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 22 at H Corinne Hewitt Quilt Patterns and Fabrics (108-2 Avenue West) in Hanna.
 

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