Join us at Rylander Library on Monday, May 21 at 2:00 p.m. to hear Mike Kearby (born 1952), an American novelist and inventor. Since 2005, Kearby has published eight novels and one graphic novel.Kearby was born in Mineral Wells, Texas and received a B.S. from North Texas State University in 1972. He worked in the irrigation industry for 20 years, taught high school English and reading for 10 years and created "The Collaborative Novella Project." The project allows future authors to go through the novel writing process from idea to published work. Kearby began novel writing in 2005 and has completed eight novels, one graphic novel, and written the afterword to the western novelist's, Elmer Kelton, "The Far Away Canyon.""Ambush at Mustang Canyon" was a finalist for the 2009 Spur Awards."A Hundred Miles to Water" was awarded the 2011 Will Rogers Medallion Award for Best Adult Fiction.