Author returns to Moab roots for book launch
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R.S. Dabney will read from her novel and sign books in Moab Dec. 30.
R.S. Dabney will read from her novel and sign books in Moab Dec. 30.

R.S. Dabney’s passion for reading, writing and exploring thrilling stories about unlikely heroes conquering evil started at a young age, culminating in the completion of her first novel, “The Soul Mender,” book one in The Soul Mender Trilogy.

On Friday, Dec. 30, Dabney returns to Moab, where she spent her childhood, to celebrate the release the second book in the trilogy, “The Peace Keeper,” and to read from “The Soul Mender.” The event, which also includes a book signing, will be held at Back of Beyond Books, 83 N. Main St., at 4 p.m.

“The Peace Keeper” will officially launch in bookstores and online beginning Jan. 1, but copies will be available in Moab for the Dec. 30 event, Dabney said.

She said she is excited to celebrate the release of her second novel in Moab, where her parents Walt and Carey Dabney have now retired.

“This is the place where I learned to read and write. This is the town where I wrote my first story and created my first characters,” Dabney said. “I still have quite a few friends in the area, as well as family friends, and past teachers [with] whom I’d love to share the release of the second book.”

Dabney likes to describe her own work as having something for everyone — “a sprinkle of suspense, a dash of adventure, and a whole lot of good versus evil,” she says.

She currently lives in the Big Bend region of Texas with her husband, two dogs, and cat. When she isn’t lost in another dimension creating havoc for her characters and stories, she enjoys mountain biking and exploring the desert.

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