Hillsborough Presbyterian Church will host Joe Epley for a reading of his latest novel, ‘A Passel of Trouble’. The reading will coincide with the Hillsborough Arts Council’s Last Fridays celebration. Event co-sponsors, The Alliance for Historic Hillsborough and St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, will provide refreshments, and the author will have books available for sale.
Epley’s latest work of historical fiction is an exciting American Revolutionary War thriller based on the exploits of David Fanning, one of the most audacious, courageous, and notorious Loyalist partisans who created havoc in both Carolinas. Hillsborough was the setting for one of Fanning’s most daring feats when he captured Patriot Governor Thomas Burke on September 12, 1781.
Joe Epley has worn many hats over his adult life – public relations executive, Green Beret, television journalist, change agent and novelist. He has canoed Arctic wilderness rivers, hiked the Australian outback, helped restore homes destroyed by hurricanes and guided the introduction of the public relations profession to Russia and the old Soviet Union. After selling his successful public relations business in Charlotte, N.C., in 2005, Epley retired with his wife Dorcas to the wooded hills near Tryon, N.C.