Greater Easley and Powdersville News


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8/24/2017 Press Release

Bethany Hacker
Marketing and Communications Manager
864-260-4500 x107

NY Times Bestselling Author Beverly Lewis to Visit Library

(ANDERSON, SC, August 28, 2017) Beverly Lewis, the beloved Christian fiction author, will be making a stop at the main Anderson County Library, 300 North McDuffie Street in Anderson, to promote her newest title, The Proving, on September 12 at 10am. This book, and a new children’s title, The Beverly Lewis Amish Coloring Book, will be available for purchase and signing.

Beverly Lewis began writing at age nine and is now a multi-NY Times bestselling award-winning author of more than ninety books for adults, teens, and children.  A keen interest in her mother's Plain heritage inspired Ms. Lewis, who practically founded the Christian Fiction genre by writing about the Amish in a way that was accessible to all.  Her writing style and use of this little known and even less understood community launched her onto the popular fiction lists and helped the genre gain popularity among more mainstream readers.

Beverly Lewis’ stories have been published in eleven languages worldwide.    Her first was The Shunning, which has sold more than one million copies to date and was made into an Original Hallmark Channel movie, along with The Confession and The ReckoningRomantic Times has honored Ms. Lewis with a Career Achievement Award for Inspirational Fiction, Library Journal awarded her a Best Book of the Year designation, and she earned the Outstanding Achievement in "Letters" by The National League of American Pen Women. She has been interviewed by both national and international media, including Time magazine, the Associated Press, and the BBC.  

Ms. Lewis’ visit to the Anderson Library is part of the Library’s ongoing Story-Lines series. Story-Lines includes programs that allow audiences to discuss books with the author, and author-led workshops that relate skills and techniques. For more information on this program or on other Story-Lines programs coming this Fall, visit any Anderson County Library, check out the website at, or call 864-260-4500 x126.

The Anderson County Library System serves more than 190,000 county residents of all ages and includes the main library in the city of Anderson, eight branches located throughout the county, and a bookmobile. The System’s staff and board are committed to freedom of access for all, offering a forum for ideas. For more information, visit


Caption for accompanying photograph:  Beverly Lewis will visit the Anderson Library on September 12 at 10am.