‘Coming Home’ author schedules local book signing

“Coming Home” … not only what author, Kathleen Rigdon Highley is doing, but it's also the title of her new novel. Highley — a West Texas native — was raised in Big Spring and graduated from Big Spring High School and Howard College. She will be on hand for a book signing at Inspirations Flowers and Gifts on Saturday, Feb. 11. Her book signing will take place from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.“Coming Home” tells the story of a woman who had a dream. In order to pursue that dream, she left the security of Woodland Park, Colo., and left behind her mother, father and more. Of course, in the process of pursuing her dream, she walked right into a trap. “'Coming Home' is my third novel to be published,” Highley said. “Even though my other books are available at other locations in town, I always carry a box with them wherever I go.”Her first book, “106 Arrowhead Drive,” can be found at the Heritage Museum and her other book, “In Search of Tranquility,” can be found at Faye's Flowers and Inspirations Flowers and Gifts. Highley describes her writing as action, Christian romance which she hopes contains an inspirational message and life skills that give God the glory for all accomplishments.“You know there's a good guy and a bad guy. The boy always gets the girl,” she said. “There is always a happy ending — and everyone keeps their clothes on.”She will be set up inside Inspiration Flowers and Gifts, with Barbie Robbins providing a variety of breads and apple cider for those in attendance. “I will be on site to sign books and just be friendly and charming,” Highley said, laughing. During the book signing, Highley will have a sign in sheet in order to add names to her database for those wanting to purchase her books. “This is a great opportunity to pick up a clean novel, with a message, action and hope for yourself, your sweetheart, church library or granddaughter,” Highley said. “It's also an opportunity to get to see my reader eyeball to eyeball. An opportunity to make eye contact and swap smiles.”