Legend of Lizard Lick Coming to Lumberton

Sweetwater Pond During Drought for Web
For Immediate Release:

Karen Matthews, author of “The Legend of Lizard Lick: A North Carolina Folktale,” will be attending Book ‘Em North Carolina in Lumberton for the second year in a row. It takes place on Saturday, February 22, 2014, from 9:30 am – 4:00 pm, and is free and open to the public.

Book ‘Em North Carolina Writers Conference and Book Fair brings together more than 75 authors, publishers, and literary agents who sell and sign their books and participate in talks and panel discussions all day. Forty percent of book sales benefits literacy programs in Robeson County.

Karen Matthews will be in the Children’s Corner, signing and selling her children’s picture book that tells how Lizard Lick, North Carolina, got its funny name. It is a whimsical tale starring a charming cast of frogs and lizards who live in and around Sweetwater Pond. The lizards and frogs are great friends until a drought comes, and they start fighting over the disappearing water. Children and parents alike are invited to come meet Karen and learn about how the lizards and frogs resolve their differences that ultimately leads to the lizards changing the name of their town to Lizard Lick. Children can even get their pictures taken with a child-size cardboard cutout of Skinky, one of the characters in the book.

“The Legend of Lizard Lick: A North Carolina Folktale” was recently added to the UNC Library’s North Carolina Collection and reviewed by the North Carolina Library Association. It received an honorable mention in the 2013 Hollywood Book Festival.

For more information, contact:
Karen Matthews
2495 Henley Road
Sanford, NC 27330


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