Living Word Bookstore in the Shawnee Mall will be hosting a book signing for local author, Sandra Wilkins, on Saturday, Dec. 29, from noon to 3 p.m. The signing will be for her newest book, “In the Glimmer of Dawn.”

Living Word Bookstore in the Shawnee Mall will be hosting a book signing for local author, Sandra Wilkins, on Saturday, Dec. 29, from noon to 3 p.m. The signing will be for her newest book, “In the Glimmer of Dawn.”

Wilkins has an enthusiasm for historical fiction and writes romance novels focused on reflecting the values of the early 1900s. Her newest focus is on Oklahoma’s history.

“In the Glimmer of Dawn” is the first installment of the Melody Makers series, set in Chandler, Oklahoma, the year after statehood.

After years of torment because she is half Creek, Ina Moretto tries to protect herself by ignoring that part of her heritage. She begins to reevaluate her hardness of heart after meeting a handsome half Sac and Fox musician. Her journey involves recognizing the importance of her culture and believing in God’s sustaining courage.

Previous novels by Wilkins include the Heartland Romance series set in historical Shawnee, Oklahoma. Books in that series include “Ada’s Heart,” “Rose’s Hope” and “Gwen’s Honor.”