Author to sign books in Albany

ALBANY — Journalist/author Carol Megathlin, who was born in Americus and raised in Albany, will share her first book with home folks Saturday when she comes here for a book-signing.

Megathlin will sell and sign copies of her book “Fighting Without Fanfare: Honest Thoughts About Human Dilemmas” at Southern Elegance of Georgia on Westover Road. The author will be at Southern Elegance, located at 1029 N. Westover Blvd., from 1 p.m.-3 p.m.

“Fighting Without Fanfare” is a collection of columns Megathlin wrote for newspapers across the country. Her work has appeared in the Savannah Morning News, The Albany Herald, the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, the Miller County Liberal, the Florida Times-Union and the Tallahassee Democrat, among other publications.

The daughter of former Albany Herald editor Pete Rockett, Megathlin started writing columns for the Savannah Morning News in 1998. The columns in her book include those written about her family and others written about American soldiers. She spent two weeks with the U.S. Army 3rd Infantry Division’s 3-15 Infantry Regiment in Iraq.