By special request, local educator and author Mollie M. Shobe will conduct a second book signing for her recently published book, "A Desperate Cry," from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30.
The event will take place at the Knoy Resource Center at Cloverdale High School.
After coping with severe depression during a very trying time in her life, Shobe was able to complete the book.
"A Desperate Cry" contains daily journal entries as she experienced depression and lists scripture verse that gave her hope to overcome.
It may also be purchased through Barnes & Noble book store.
On Saturday, Sept. 15, Shobe will be a part of the Putnam County Public Library inaugural "Festival of the Book." The library will highlight local and regional authors. From 10 a.m.-5 p.m. the public will have the opportunity to mingle with authors, enjoy a reading, have their books signed by the author, attend workshops and participate in many activities.
Shobe lived in Brazil for most of her life. She graduated from Brazil High School in 1975 and graduated from Indiana State University in 1995 with a bachelor's degree in elementary education with a minor in reading.
She accepted a teaching position in South Korea along with her husband, Robert Shobe. They, along with their two children, lived in South Korea for four years.
When they came back to Brazil, she was given a teaching position at Cornerstone Christian Academy.
She taught there for three years.
She owned and operated her own day care center for one year, then decided to go into public education.
Shobe went back to ISU and earned her master's degree in the area of learning disabilities.
She has been teaching at Cloverdale Community Schools in the special education department for the past nine years.
She and her husband now reside in Greencastle.