Our author series continues with a videocast on Thursday, August 12 at 2:30 p.m. with Shane Joseph Hopkins, a Newport Firefighter who has written what he hopes is “Great American Novel.”

Shane has been writing for years, and when left alone for a few weeks in a log cabin he built in the woods of South County, penned “Welcome to the Absolutely Astounding Life of Whistle Evil Fonzarelli Starr.”

Some believe the novel is a bit biographical. We’ll find out when Shane joins us tomorrow afternoon. 

What’s Up Newp’s Author Series is made possible by the support of Charter Books.

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