JAY – Frank Whinery will be at Sissy’s Place in Jay to sign copies of his new brook, Treasurers Beneath and Within, from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. and at Sissy’s Place in Grove at 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Mon., Dec. 15.

First time author Frank Whinery, has just experienced the joy of having his first book published. The book is Christian fiction, filled with adventure and life lessons. Frank tells the story of two twelve year old boys growing up in Jay, in the summer of 1968. The boys’ summer plans change when Frankie has to go live with his aunt for the summer. During that time he meets a lady who is a storyteller. In these stories, she introduces them to new places of imagination. There is also a point to each story that has life applications. This book is written from the eyes of a twelve year old but, it can be enjoyed by adults.

Frank grew up in Jay, and attended Jay public schools for all twelve years. He graduated in 1973. While he attended NEO in Miami, he was employed for the summer with Grand River Dam Authority. That job turned into a career, for the next 29 years until retirement in 2004 at the age of 49. Frank is now employed at Grand Outdoors and helps manage the archery shop. At the age of 22, he married his wife Laura, and together they have raised two children, Brian and Holly. In August, Frank and Laura celebrated 31 years of marriage. Frank and his family are members of the First Christian Church in Grove.

“As a Christian, you never know where God will lead you or what mission is in store for you. I feel that the direction that God is leading me right now is toward writing and public speaking. I know that although I lack experience I t his field, God will give me the encouragement and knowledge to complete the mission at hand,” Frank said.

Further information about Frank and his book can be obtained from his web site at treasuresdivine.com. Information about other Christian writers is also available. The book can be purchased locally from these retailers in Grove: Grand Outdoors, The Daily Grind coffee shop, Grand Home Center, Sissy’s Place, Tomi’s Place, and Fisher’s of Men. Retailers in Jay include Sissy’s Place, Jay Plumbing, Wood’s Grocery, and the Delaware County Historical Museum.