At their latest meeting, the Jefferson County Commissioners signed a proclamation declaring September to be Brookville Area United Fund Awareness Month in Jefferson County. Pictured are (from left:) Commissioner Paul Corbin, Brookville Area United Fund Treasurer Karen Allgeier and Commissioner James McIntyre. Commissioner Jeff Pisarcik was not present for the signing. (Photo by Matthew Triponey of The Punxsutawney Spirit)
SIGEL â€” â€śIâ€™ve always loved books,â€ť local author Colleen Hansen said. â€śMy mom used to read to me from a time that I was very young ... Books have always been magical for me.â€ť
Eventually, it occurred to her that it would be wonderful to write something like that, to be able to take people away and stir their imaginations.
Last month, it culminated in the publication of her first full-length novel, â€śRoses and Moonlight,â€ť on Aug. 4 under the local company Unknown Authors.