Mayor Lorne Liechty was among the many who picked up their signed copy of Heath resident Austin Wells’ first book, “Images of America: Heath” at a special Book Signing event hosted at Lakeside Florist on January 30.
Austin’s book features the history of Heath, TX through vintage photos collected from the archives of the Rockwall County Historical Foundation, Heath City Hall, and the albums of longtime residents who were graciously willing to share their family history and the story of Heath.
Austin, works as a staff writer for the community “good news” publication Blue Ribbon News, is a graduate of the University of North Texas where he studied radio, television and film. He graduated from Rockwall High School in 2007 and has lived in the area his whole life.
In the opening of his book he writes, “I want to start off by saying I’m no historian. In fact, I am merely a young writer who started this whole project with one goal in mind: to learn a much as I could about the history of the community I grew up in. I am proud to say that thanks to the large amount of support and knowledge of those that helped make this book a reality, I feel I have accomplished my goal and so much more. And I have so many to thank for that.”
You can get your copy of the book at: arcadiapublishing.com or by calling 888-313-2665.