Ardent Writer Press Author, Annie Laura Smith, hosted a book signing for her new novel, Twilight of Honor, at The Coffee Tree on Bailey Cove in Huntsville in the evening of November 13th.

Friends, family, and well-wishers congratulated her on her latest success, one of many.  Many of those friends were from The Coffee Tree Writing Group in which she is a dedicated participant.

Press Releases have been forwarded to several Alabama and Florida newspapers.  The Tallahassee Democrat plans to do a feature on the book as part of a new section on a book club in this town of Florida State fans.  Annie, a University of Florida graduate, former instructor, and all-time Gator fan, doesn’t mind.  Annie makes friends with anyone.  Be sure and look for her book, Twilight of Honor on Amazon.  Soon it will be in eBook format. 


Here Annie and friends, Jamie Dodson (author of the Nick Grant adventure series books), Barbara Benjamin and Doyle Dukes, all fellow writers and poets, congratulate Annie and reflect on her successes.  Note copies of her WWII historical fiction, such as Alexandra’s Secret, as well as her Vietnam Era Twilight are on the table for customers.

Annie Laura Smith enjoys the company of friends Doyle Dukes, Barbara Benjamin, and Jamie Dodson.


Annie Laura Smith shows Doyle Dukes and Barbara Benjamin Twilight of Honor.

Steve Gierhart
Dale “Steve” Gierhart is a retired business manager for the United States Army. Based in Huntsville, Alabama on Redstone Arsenal, his career lasted from 1975 to 2010 in which he managed contracts, finances/accounting, and cost estimating for several missile defense systems, among which were Stinger, Avenger, Chaparral, Sentinel, JLENS, SLAMRAAM, and Non-Line of Sight.  The author wishes to thank the many co-workers, peers, and contractors who made these programs successful.  It is their tireless work that brought these systems to the soldier that needed them.  While budget constraints made it difficult for some of their work to see its full potential, they never blinked, they adjusted.  They persevered. Steve hails from Shawnee, Oklahoma; but most of his adult life has been spent in the beautiful hills of North Alabama where he lives with his wife, Bonny, who raises Tennessee Walking Horses. Between them, Steve and Bonny have 5 children and 9 grandchildren. Steve enjoys writing now that he is retired and plans more excursions of the imagination. He and Bonny, a retired engineer who worked as a contractor on several NASA and Army programs, will travel in their retirement though 15 horses, 4 dogs and 3 cats can crimp the best of plans.