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Author to Discuss Publishing Debut Novel at 85

Covenant Village of Turlock

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM (PDT)

Turlock, CA

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Ann Maxine Nivens published her debut novel in 2013 at age 85. Explore the journey that led this grandmother of 18 from rural Tennessee to the bookshelves at Barnes & Noble when Nivens appears at Covenant Village of Turlock, a faith-based, not-for-profit continuing care retirement community administered by Covenant Retirement Communities, on Tuesday, Aug. 19, at 2:30 p.m. PDT.

A professional interpreter for the deaf for 25 years, Nivens went back to college at age 68 and says she “took all the subjects that would help me with writing a book.” Her novel “Sweet Summer,” published by the WestBow Press division of Thomas Nelson, is the story of the fight for survival and lifelong love of Aura Blake and Patrick Garner. The story is inspired by the author’s parents.

During her presentation at Covenant Village of Turlock, Nivens will demonstrate how engaging in intellectually stimulating activities helps one enhance overall well-being. She will tell her own story; describe the challenges of researching, writing and publishing; and explain why she believes that senior adults can be a resource for others. A book signing will follow Nivens’ presentation.

Covenant Village of Turlock is located at 2125 North Olive Ave., Turlock. For more information or to register for the program, please call 877-834-1238 or visit www.covenantvillageofturlock.org.

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Covenant Village of Turlock
2125 N Olive Ave
Turlock, CA 95382

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM (PDT)


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Covenant Village of Turlock

Covenant Village of Turlock, a faith-based, not-for-profit continuing care retirement community, is located at 2125 North Olive Ave., Turlock, Calif. It is administered by Covenant Retirement Communities, one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit senior services providers. Covenant Retirement Communities serves 5,000 residents at 15 retirement communities nationwide and is a ministry of the Evangelical Covenant Church.  For more information on Covenant Village of Turlock, visit www.CovenantVillageofTurlock.org.

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