Author Ben Montgomery: Grandma Gatewood’s Walk
Baxter County Library

Baxter County Library Wednesday, May 25, 2022 1:30pm - 2:30pm. Join the Friends of the Library and Read | Write | Ignite Literary Series as we welcome Author Ben Montgomery, via Zoom, to speak about his novel Grandma Gatewood's Walk and his newest work! There will be a giveaway of autographed books, so you won't want to miss this! Short Biography: Ben grew up in Oklahoma and wanted to be a farmer before he got into journalism at Arkansas Tech University, where he played defensive back for the football team, the Wonder Boys. He worked for the Courier in Russellville, Ark., the Standard-Times in San Angelo, Texas, the Times Herald-Record in New York's Hudson River Valley and the Tampa Tribune before joining the Tampa Bay Times, Florida's biggest and best newspaper, in 2006. In 2010, he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in local reporting and won the Dart Award and Casey Medal for a series called "For Their Own Good," about abuse at Florida's oldest reform school. He lives in Tampa with his wife, Jennifer, and three children.
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