On Tuesday, October 6, 2015, award-winning author Roland Smith will be visiting Klindt’s Booksellers in The Dalles Tuesday, Oct. 6, to celebrate the launch of his latest book, “The Edge.”

Smith’s new title is the sequel to “Peak,” his critically acclaimed tale of a 14-year boy old attempting to climb Mount Everest.

Smith first visited The Dalles in May during Klindt’s Booksellers 5th Annual Spring Author Festival.

He was impressed by the community and its love of reading, and selected The Dalles to host his national book launch party for new book.

Smith has over 30 titles to his credit, including Sasquatch, an OBOB 2015 selection, and the Cryptid Hunter series.

Smith will read excerpts and discuss his new book, during the launch.

Readers will have the chance to meet him, get autographed books, and learn more about the inspiration for his novels.

The event will be held at Klindt’s Booksellers, 315 E Second St., The Dalles, beginning at 5 p.m.

“The Edge” adventure begins when the now fifteen-year old Peak Marcello and his mountaineering mother are helicoptered to a remote base camp in the Hindu Kush Mountains on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border to film a documentary.

However, things take a serious turn when the camp is attacked and his mother is taken.

In conjunction with The Edge launch, Klindt’s Booksellers and The Friends of the Library are sponsoring the “One Book, One Community” reading program in September to promote literacy and bring people together through reading and discussion.

Community members can get a free copy of Peak, while supplies last, at The Dalles Wasco County Library.

“Klindt’s Booksellers would like to thank the community for showing so much support for literacy,” said Kristin Klindt, owner of Klindt’s Books.

“The Dalles community swayed an award-winning author to select our town as the location to launch his national book tour – it’s something that we should all celebrate.”

The book launch at Klindt’s Booksellers is free and open to the public but you are encouraged to call the store to reserve a copy of The Edge to guarantee a first edition, signed copy.

Personal books cannot be signed at this event.

For more information, contact Tina Ontiveros, klindtsbooksellers@gmail.com., 541-296-3355.

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