Children’s Author Michele Verhoosky To Speak at Gallery March 6, 2014

Children’s author Michele Verhoosky will speak at Calabash, N.C. art gallery Sunset River Marketplace on Thursday, March 6 from 10 to 11 a.m. as part of the gallery’s Coffee With the Authors lecture and book signing series. Verhoosky is the author and illustrator of “Molly Marie and the Amazing Jimmy,” a tale about a little girl, a leprechaun and their magical friendship.

At the gallery event, she will read from the book and speak about her own journey, which has included studying journalism, performing in children’s theatre, working as a church organist, and overcoming her own severe hearing impairment.

Verhoosky, who studied creative writing at Emerson College in Boston, Mass., says, “The world is a fascinating place and I have myriad interests, but I always knew I wanted to be a storyteller . . . always.”

The event at Sunset River Marketplace is free, but seating is limited so reservations are requested. Call 910.575.5999 or email:

Since opening in 2002, Sunset River Marketplace has become an active supporter of performing, literary and visual arts in the area. The 10,000 square-foot gallery features work by over 200 North and South Carolina artists. Its on-site pottery studio has two kilns and three wheels for use by students. Ongoing oil, pastel and watercolor classes are also provided, in addition to workshops by nationally known artists. A framing department offers full-service, on-site custom frame design.

Sunset River Marketplace is located at 10283 Beach Drive SW (Hwy 179), Calabash, N.C. Regular hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. From January through March the gallery is closed on Mondays. For more information, visit the website ( or “like” the gallery’s Facebook page, which is updated daily. Reach the gallery by telephone at 910.575.5999.