April 4, 2002
02-173

VSU alumna returns for book signing

As part of National Library Week, April 14-20, Valdosta State University will host author Betty Oglesby Payne, author of Shine Annie, at a book signing on April 18, from 1-3 p.m., in the Odum Library.

While working as a special education teacher in Atlanta, Payne wrote Shine Annie, a novel set in the 1960s and based on her own experience growing up in rural Georgia.

Payne graduated from Valdosta State College in 1985, with a master's degree in Special Education and received a bachelor's degree in Education from Fort Valley State in 1975.