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Austin to hold book release party Monday
Vanderbilt freshman and former Standard newspaper columnist Matthew Austin has written his first book. He is holding a release party Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Topz.
The Southern Standard’s former high school correspondent has written his first novel, a psychological mystery which he will release Monday before he begins his freshman year at Vanderbilt.Matthew Austin will debut “As Jamie Saw Things” during his release party at Topz Frozen Yogurt on Main Street from 5 to 7 p.m. this Monday. He will end his week on campus at Vanderbilt University in Nashville where he intends to major in either engineering or English while also working on future books.“I wrote ‘As Jamie Saw Things’ during my senior year,” Austin said, noting he kept his high marks in school while working on the manuscript at night. “I would do my homework and then I would work on the book, staying up to 2 a.m. some mornings.”Austin admits his novel will not be an easy read since he challenges the reader to look into the mind of a young boy who is suffering from schizophrenia.