Lockwood at Village Square Booksellers

Village Square Booksellers welcomes local author.  Photo Provided
Village Square Booksellers welcomes local author, Bill Lockwood.
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BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – Join Village Square Booksellers in welcoming New Hampshire author Bill Lockwood on Friday, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. as part of BF3F, where Bill will discuss his first novel, “Buried Gold.”

Bill Lockwood is currently living in North Walpole, New Hampshire, but he is known locally for being part of the Our Town group that restored the Bellows Falls Opera House and put on theatrical performances as The Front Porch Theatre Group.

Call 802-463-9404 or email vsbooks@sover.net for event and book reservations; signed copies can be pre-ordered by visiting http://www.villagesquarebooks.com/product/buried-gold.

About the book: Evie, a single thirty-something, steals a map from her father’s New York City home after he dies. The map is the principal clue to where a box of ten-dollar gold coins was buried during Prohibition, just before Revenuers raided her great grandfather’s illegal rum running business out on Long Island.

Evie and Cindy, her daughter, collect other clues staying just a step ahead of Evie’s two evil brothers, who are after the treasure. Her search is complicated by the murder of one of the old-timers in the little town on Peconic Bay as Evie desperately tries to track down someone who will give her the clue that will make the map work. She also elicits the help of a bartender and an old boyfriend… Getting rich is not easy.

Bill Lockwood was a social services worker for both the states of Maryland and Vermont by day until his retirement in 2015. At night he has been an avid amateur theater participant and writer.

Bill Lockwood was born and grew up in Baltimore City where he was among a group that founded the community off Broadway size house Fells Point Theatre in 1973. In the ‘80s he wrote articles and theater reviews in Stage Right, a local Theater newsletter in Baltimore. In 1992 he moved to southeastern Vermont.

He had four short stories published in obscure literary magazines in the mid ‘90s and wrote articles covering the arts, personalities, and rural downtown development in the Bellows Falls Town Crier from 1998 through 2006. He also wrote articles for other local publications as well as Vermont tourist magazines.

He was very active in the Bellows Falls community, being on a number of civic committees including the annual Old Home Days event for which he wrote press releases and other publicity pieces for a number of years.

In 2006 he received the Greater Falls Regional Chamber of Commerce Person of the Year Award for his work as Chairman of the Bellows Falls Opera House Restoration Committee upon the successful completion of their ten-year project. The Wild Rose Press will release his first novel, “Buried Gold,” in August of 2016. He has a second novel “Megan of the Mists” under contract with the same publisher.

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