Maggie Barns

Maggie Barnes and her dog Rex.

The Christmas House, 361 Maple Ave., Elmira, invites the public to a book signing by local author Maggie Barnes on Friday, Oct. 25, from 4-6 p.m..

Barnes’s first book, “The Glory Hill Diaries,” was released for pre-order on Amazon earlier this month. It is a collection of stories about her family’s relocation to Waverly, N.Y. and the humor – and tears – of moving to the country. A six-time award winner, Maggie’s writing has been called “delightfully warm and witty” by readers.

She is a frequent contributor to Mountain Home Magazine, for which she was awarded three first-place prizes in the Keystone Press Awards yearly competition.

“The Glory Hill Diaries” will be available for purchase for $15 at The Christmas House during the signing session.

Arrangements can also be made to have a book shipped. Refreshments will be served and the public is invited.