Friends of Pickens Library host an afternoon with local ‘simple man’

Caleb Smith 

You are invited to an afternoon of conversation and pondering with Pickens County’s own simple man, Caleb Smith, weekly contributor to the Pickens Progress. Join us at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 29 at the Pickens County Library where Smith will talk to us about his writings and his second book, “Discord’s Shadow,” the first in his new urban fantasy series.

At the age of 10 Smith and his family moved from the Acworth area to Jasper with his siblings, parents, Pam, an educator and Nathan, a Country Baptist Preacher. He left the public school system after the fourth grade and was home-schooled by his mother. He obtained an associate degree from Georgia Highlands and is now working on his bachelor’s degree in supply chain logistics at Clayton State University.

Smith describes himself as a farm boy at heart, admitting he sometimes prefers animals to people. His interest in writing began when he discovered his love for reading in the third grade after being introduced to the accelerated reader program. Realizing he could be rewarded for reading he swiftly completed every book offered in the program. He later became a member of the library’s teen advisory board and entered the Sassafras Writing competition

As an adult Smith has started several books that remain unfinished. His first published work, “Ponderings of a Simple Man,” is based on his writings as a contributor to the Pickens Progress. He admits his weekly Progress articles are all based on reality but may not be totally true. Humor is his lifeline and after reading his works or having conversation with him you will expect him to have a long, laughter-filled life ahead.

We welcome you to become a part of an entertaining afternoon of easy listening and conversation with Caleb Smith at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 29 at the Pickens Library. He may give us a sneak peek into another book we will be seeing soon from him entitled “Don’t Read This Book.”

Refreshments and continued conversation will follow our program as we gather ‘round the punch bowl.