Coles hosting book signing for local author

Grant McDowell will be holding a book-signing at Coles in the Tamarack Centre on Nov. 29

Townsman Staff

There are a few authors that call Cranbrook home and Grant McDowell is one of them.

McDowell, who has lived in the Key City with his family for the last year and a half, will be holding a book-signing at Coles in the Tamarack Centre on Saturday, Nov. 29 from noon to 4 p.m.

McDowell is the author of two Christian-based books titled Bruised Knuckles and Other Lessons in Faith, along with Please God, Let There Be Another Boom.

Both books were published around the end of 2011.

For Bruised Knuckles, McDowell wrote 31 short chapters about managing emotions, seizing hope, and building healthy relationships, among other topics.

Please God, Let There Be Another Boom came as an extension from his doctoral dissertation. It subjects include faith and how it integrates with the workplace and building workplace relationships.

“The first one, I started to write because I thought that someday I’d like to be able to hand my children as they grew up, something that talked about practical implications of good character and faith, and it grew from there into a project where I thought this could be a much broader target audience,” said McDowell.

After working on his doctoral dissertation, McDowell decided to turn his research into another project.

“I took that material and converted a good part of the thesis into a book and I was just inspired by knowing many, many people who make such a good contribution to their work or workplace but often don’t get celebrated at all,” he said.

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