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Local author sets book signing at Magness Library
Joyce Haggard has completed her first book Beyond the Tears .

Joyce Haggard has completed her first book “Beyond the Tears,” a Christian, inspirational fiction designed for teenagers.
The book has been in the works for eight years, with Haggard, who writes under the pen name of J.A. Nelson, writing it in phases.
“I have worked on it off and on for several years, and since I was a teenager I said I was going to write a book,” said Haggard. “It’s an inspirational story, and I have had people share their stories with me over the years.”
She feels her readership for the book will be girls between the ages of 11 and 18, and hopes it helps them keep their priorities in order as the character in the book learns.
She also includes three romantic short stories in “Beyond the Tears,” and designed the book cover herself.
Haggard will be at Magness Library for a book-signing on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 1 – 3 p.m. The books are available on Amazon, and the author can be reached at