Book signing set at El Progreso Memorial Library

Various book covers representing a smattering of the offerings by the eight authors who will be at El Progreso Memorial Library, 301 W. Main, today, Thursday, Nov. 17, for a book signing event from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Eight writers whose works include fiction, non-fiction, self help and children’s books, will be at El Progreso Memorial Library, 301 W. Main, today, Thursday, Nov. 17, from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m for a book signing.

Featured children’s authors include Holli Fry of Uvalde, Peg Sundberg of Mountain Home, and Michael Earney of Utopia; non-fiction presenters include Raymond Carter and Rudi Rodriguez, both of San Antonio.

Author and speaker Kathleen Maxwell-Rambie of Uvalde will be on site with her self-help book, as will Amy Katherine, also of Uvalde, presenting her first novel. Author Ben English, of Alpine, will also offer some of his titles.


Utopia resident Michael Earney is a filmmaker, author, and artist. “As a fine art painter, ceramic sculptor, and documentary filmmaker, Michael Earney developed the skills of observation, construction, and integration, which he now employs as a storyteller,” reads his website. 

He has several publications, of various genres, such as the “The A to Z Book of Birds, for Young Bird Lovers,” and “The A to Z Book of Wildflowers.”


Longtime Uvalde resident Holli Fry is the author of six children’s books, including “Amena’s Quest,” and “Ivan’s Prayer.” 

This year, Fry published “The Good Samaritan,” the third book in a series that started with “Gabriel’s Big Announcement” and continued with “A Bride for Isaac.”

“The Good Samaritan” contains lively rhyming verses for youngsters. The concept for the series began about 30 years ago as Fry raised her children and sought creative ways to teach the Bible to them.


Raymond Carter of San Antonio is the author of “Texas Gold Rushes: 450 Years of Prospecting and Mining for Gold and Silver in the Texas Hill Country.” 

Carter’s book, according to the Bandera Bulletin, is a culmination of years of research that began with a bedtime story told by his grandfather, Pete Coffman.


Rudi Rodriguez of San Antonio is editor of “A Tejano Son of Texas: An Autobiography.” Per the Houston Press, the book presents the life and legacy of Jose Policarpio “Polly” Rodriguez. 

Featuring a collection of photos, artifacts, documents and maps, “Tejano Son” begins in 1821 and follows the Rodriguez family from Coahuila, Mexico, to San Antonio, where Polly worked as a hunter, gunsmith, Army guide, Justice of the Peace and Texas Ranger. 


Ben English, a former Uvaldean who now lives in Alpine, is the author of several books, including “Black and White, Tales of the Texas Highway Patrol.” 

He is an eighth-generation Texan who was born in Uvalde in the late 1950s. He is a retired U.S. Marine and worked as a Texas Highway Patrol trooper before retiring in 2008. 

His other books include “The Uvalde Raider,” and “Out There, Essays on the Lower Big Bend.



Kathleen Maxwell- Rambie is a native to the Texas Hill Country and is a writer and speaker. She is passionate about helping people discover their value and worth and God’s love. 

Her most recent book, “Thriving through the Seasons of Grief,” is a how-to book for overcoming life’s disappointments, change and loss.


Peg Sundberg is the author of several books geared toward younger readers, with animals as central characters.

Titles include “The Lonesome Little Horse,” “Isabel Lives a Dream,” and “Shortstuff Bucks!” Her stories are inspired by actual animals that she encounters in real life. The books are illustrated by Pat Wiles.

“The Adventures and MisAdventures of Cowgirl Peg,” is based on stories from her own life. In the form of a chapter book, it is also appropriate for older readers. The books are filled with positive life messages for readers. 

Amy Katherine

Amy Katherine is an artist and writer. She is a fine arts graduate from Austin and has used her degree to produce and teach art. She is the mother of two children. Her fiction book, “Holding Superman’s Hand,” is billed as a “gentle lighthearted romance,” great for avid readers who appreciate young love.

“Thriving Through Seasons of Grief” by Kathleen Maxwell-Rambie

The cover of “Holding Superman’s Hand” by Amy Katherine