Author to sign lastest releases

The School of Humanities is sponsoring a book signing featuring best-selling author Ace Collins, Thursday, Dec. 10 in Evans Student Center from noon until 2 p.m. He will be signing copies


of his two newest books, “25 Days, 26 Ways to Make This Your Best Christmas Ever” and “Swope’s Ridge.”


 “25 Days” is one of several best-selling Christmas books by Collins, and “Swope’s Ridge” is a Christian novel set in part on Ouachita’s campus.


 Collins has written more than 60 books. Three non-fiction books, including “Swope’s Ridge” and “25 Days,” as well as one novel have recently been released. 


 “Ace Collins has written dozens of non-fiction books and his recent venture into fiction writing has been well received,” said Dr. Jeff Root, dean of the School of Humanities and professor of


mass communications. “The book signing will be a great opportunity to pick up some good reading for the break or a Christmas gift and have it signed by the author.”

the book signing will provide those interested with valuable information from an experienced author.

“His books are on display right now at Barnes and Nobles, but we wanted to provide an opportunity for students and faculty to have a book signed and visit with him,” Root said. “It will be


a particularly good opportunity for students interested in writing, editing and publishing. Ace has a wide range of experience.”


 according to Collins’ Web site,, Collins developed the plot of “Swope’s Ridge” to tell the story of a man “dealing with a great loss, a sense of rage, a feeling of being


powerless and being driven to solve a mystery.”

“I dreamed up the entire scenario just to allow the lead character to uncover his calling,” Collins said.

on the lighter side, Collins authored “25 Days” to show how the Christmas season can be a “joy-filled celebration it was meant to be,” according to

“The ‘first Christmas’ was a simple time of beauty and wonder,” Collins said. “Though many today may grow tired of the commercialization of Christmas, in reality it has opened the door for


Jesus to once again become the focal point of the season, and for families to be at the heart of the celebration.”

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