Local author embarks on publishing saga with women’s literature

Eckert to sign copies of books Saturday


After spending decades living with a successful professional author it would make sense that the art of writing eventually would take root in one’s soul.

Such has become the case for longtime Bellefontaine resident Nancy Dent Eckert, the third of the late novelist and screenwriter Allan W. Eckert’s four wives.

“If not for Allan Eckert, I wouldn’t be having a book signing this weekend and I know that,” Ms. Eckert said during an interview this week.

The author and Chicago native, who writes under the pseudonym Thistle Brown, is beginning to unveil the summation of her literary career with the release of her second book, Divine Toys: Book One, which is actually the first installment of a saga that will span at least seven volumes to be forthcoming over the next three years.

And as part of the roll out of the Divine Toys saga, she will sign copies of the new book and her previous novel, A Taste for Truth, from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Peach Tree Books and Gifts, 129 W. Columbus Ave.

She describes her works as women’s literature, driven by the complexities of human interaction.

“I write women’s literature and most men are not going to want to read my books,” Ms. Eckert said.

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