Local author Teresa Stalnaker will host a book signing from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Main Line Books in Elkins.
The signing is to mark the release of "As Shadows Fall," the second book in a trilogy Stalnaker is writing.
In "As Shadow Falls," the community struggles against the darkness of the family, both of which are unwittingly controlled by a stronger power. The one that guides and protects the universe has an agenda of his own and will use everyone as a pawn, no matter what the cost, in order to achieve his goal.
"I have an intense love of writing and find it easy to get lost in my characters and where I want to take them," Stalnaker said. "Normally, I have no idea of the ending or what will happen to each character in the course of the narrative until the words flood the pages before me. Writing has always been good therapy, whether it is a poem, short story or an entire book.
"It's my 'happy place,'" she added.