Author to speak at Northeast State
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BLOUNTVILLE - Patsi B. Trollinger, author of an award-winning new children's book, "Perfect Timing," will speak at Northeast State Technical College on Feb. 5 as part of Black History Month observances. Trollinger, a native of Sullivan County, now lives in Central Kentucky. Her book explores the life of Isaac Murphy, an African-American jockey. The picture-book biography was illustrated by Jerome Lagarrigue, winner of the Coretta Scott King Award. "Perfect Timing" has been honored by the Junior Library Guild and has received strong reviews in Booklist and the Chicago Tribune. Murphy was the first jockey to win the Kentucky Derby three times, and he is considered one of the top riders of all time. Trollinger will speak at two different times on Feb. 5, and both events will be open to the public at no charge. Times and location are to be announced. For more information contact Jim Kelly, instructor of U.S. history and humanities, at 279-7669, ext. 7669.