Local author to appear at Tyrone-Snyder Library

Richard Hurd, a resident of Port Matilda and author of international selling science fantasy-fiction series “Mythosian Chronicles”, will be appearing at the Tyrone-Snyder Public Library on Tuesday, December 19 beginning at 7 p.m.
The public is invited to attend.
According to Judie Adams from the Tyrone-Snyder Public Library, Hurd will be speaking on the process of putting his first novel together, from basic idea, to finished work, and how he got his books published. There will also be a question and answer period and a book signing after his presentation.
The Mythosian Chronicles Series is a conflict between ancient mythology and futuristic technology. Some reviews have categorized it as “Harry Potter meets Star Trek” while others refer to it as “Chronicles of Narnia meets Star Wars”.
While the series was originally written with college age students as the target audience, Junior and Senior high school students have enjoyed the series immensely. He has received fan mail from all over the world, and from people of all ages.
The first edition of the series is now considered a special collector’s edition. The novels Mythosian Chronicles and Mythosian Chronicles II are compilation novels containing the first eight books of the series. However, since these novels are too large, both fans and critics alike suggested the novels be broken up into smaller books.
Lord Wizard Chronicles, the first book in the Mythosian Chronicles Series was released last year, and Cat Chronicles, the second book in the series, is soon to be released. These two books are the start of the second edition series. Hurd has made some minor improvements in the second edition, such as developing character interaction and adding chapter illustrations. Hurd’s illustrator is Jordan W. Martin, a student at the Pennsylvania College of Art in Lancaster.
Eventually, there will be 13 books total. Three compilation novels will form a trilogy as the first edition series, and 10 separate books will form the second edition series.
For the last several years, Hurd has been a substitute teacher in several different Pennsylvania Schools, and a part-time minister. In August, he relocated to Port Matilda, appointed to the position of full time pastor at the Port Matilda Baptist Church. Hurd is also an occasional substitute teacher for the Bald Eagle Area School District.
For more information on programs offered by the Tyrone-Snyder Public Library, check out the library column “From the Stacks” that appears every other Thursday in The Daily Herald.
Library hours are Monday, Thursday, and Friday from 12-5, Tuesday from 12-8, Wednesday from 11-5, and Saturday from 10-5.