The BYU-Idaho University Store will host a book signing Nov. 20 and Nov. 22 featuring five authors, three of whom are BYU-I employees.
The authors that will be signing books Nov. 20 and Nov. 22 in the University Store are Jack Weyland, Robert Schultz, Mark Bennion, Shaun K. Bills and Chris Heimerdinger.
Schultz, Weyland and Bennion are all BYU-I employees.
Robert Schultz is a video engineer for BYU-I’s Audio Visual Productions department.
Schultz book, Thulsa’s Gate, is currently on sale in the University Bookstore.
“This is my first published book, and I have one due to be published next year,” Schultz said.
Schultz said a lot of work goes into writing and publishing a book.
“It sheds a whole different light on what it actually takes to get a book on the shelf,” he said.
Schultz said he believes strongly in his book, and he loves when people read it and give him feedback, whether positive or negative.
“I believe so strongly that just about anyone that picks this book will give it a five-star rating,” Schultz said.
He said readers will be able to connect with the book because of its focus on people experiencing trials.
“People want to see other people having adversity and how they get through it, how they control it and get over it,” Schultz said. “I want people to enjoy it but also get the message, and there are several in there.”
According to his biography on goodreads.com, Schultz is a graduate of Ricks College and has enjoyed writing mostly science fiction stories since his early teens.
Heimerdinger, author of The Tennis Shoes Adventure Series, will be at the book signing.
According to Heimerdinger’s blog, frostcave.blogspot.com, The Tennis Shoes Adventure Series includes eleven novels, the first one being Tennis Shoes among the Nephites, which was released in 1989. Heimerdinger will be releasing a new book, Thorns of Glory, sometime next year.
According to his blog, Heimerdinger is the father of five children and five stepchildren. His second oldest son, Ammon, is currently serving a mission in Columbia.
According to the BYU-I faculty page, Bennion, author of Forsythia and Psalm & Selah: A Poetic Journey through the Book of Mormon, has published poems in a variety of literary journals, including Aethlon: The journal of Sport Literature, BYU Studies Quarterly, Caesura, Contemporary American Voices, The Comstock Review, Iodine Poetry Journal, Natural Bridge and RHINO.
Weyland, author of Charly, is a featured author who will be signing his book.
According to his Web page, jackweyland.com, Weyland has a Ph.D in physics and decided to predominantly write books for youth because he hopes he can make a difference.
Weyland said he remembers the struggles of growing and that his books give youth something to relate to.
Bills, author of If It Be Thy Will will also be signing his book.
According to Amazon, If It Be Thy Will shares the inspirational account of Bills and his multiple experiences with death, grief and healing.
The book relates the events surrounding the deaths of three of his younger siblings, Jeffrey, Emilee and Jeremy, and the suicide of his friend Darrell. The books also talks about the nearly fatal shooting of his nephew Philip.
The authors will be available for signing from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Nov. 20.
Saturday Nov. 22 the authors will be visting again the University Store again to sign books from noon to 3 p.m.