Bristol author Joe Tennis is sharing the story of “Swamped!” at the Gray Branch of the Washington County Public Library, 5026 Bobby Hicks Highway, on Sept. 17, 6 p.m.
“Swamped!” (Little Creek Books, 2018, $10.95) follows four teenagers from the suburbs into a saltwater swamp with marshy thorns, thickets, fiddler crabs – and at least one snake, said Tennis, 50, of Bristol, Virginia.
The outspoken teens of this novel are forced to find their way in the wilderness after breaking an oar on their rowboat, but they get sidetracked by petty feuds, blame games and arguments over love, leadership, God and cigarettes.
The author’s other books include “Finding Franklin: Mystery of the Lost State Capitol” (Hoot Books Publishing, 2018, $6.99), a pick-your-own-plot adventure set in Northeast Tennessee. “Finding Franklin” explores the mysteries related to the Lost State of Franklin with a plot set in Johnson City, Greeneville, Jonesborough and Erwin.
Tennis is also signing copies of his most recent ghost tale collection, “Haunted Highlands: Ghosts & Legends of North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia” (Hoot Books Publishing, 2019, $6.99), which features stories of East Tennessee State University, Rotherwood Mansion in Kingsport, Roan Mountain, Tusculum University and Elizabethton.
For more, call 423-477-1550.