Author Vera May Kierstead-Farber '36 Plans Friday Book Signing

Author Vera May Kierstead-Farber '36 Plans Friday Book Signing

November 9, 2009

Jane Pauley Farbers.jpgNovember 9, 2009, Greencastle, Ind. — Vera May (Knauer) Kierstead-Farber, author of children's book and 1936 graduate of DePauw University, will hold a book signing event at Greencastle's Asbury Towers this Friday, November 13, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Her books Jamie's Journey, an Early American Adventure, Jamie Comes of Age and America is My Country will all be available. (photo, l-r: Jane Pauley greets Robert Farber '35, vice president emeritus of DePauw and his wife, Vera Kierstead-Farber '36, after Pauley's April 17, 2009 Ubben Lecture at DePauw)

They comprise a "trilogy of books about a 10-year-old pioneer heading west during the time of Lewis and Clark's expedition to the west," according to an article in today's Banner-Graphic.

America iIs My Country Farber.jpg"Kierstead-Farber was born in Bainbridge and graduated from Greencastle High School. She received a bachelor's degree in music education from DePauw University and her master's degree from Villanova University," writes Maribeth Ward. "She also earned certifications from the Famous Artist School and the Institute of Children's Literature. She retired from a career as a music teacher in the Radnor, Pa. schools and now resides in Putnam County, where she continues to enjoy music, oil painting, gardening, and working as a volunteer with her local Methodist Church."

You'll find the complete text at the newspaper's Web site.

Learn more about Vera May Kierstead-Farber in this previous story.