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New book has local connection
Local author Gary Smiley

Local author Gary Smiley explains the process he went through while writing his first book, “Seasons of Liberty”, which was just released. The fictional book is set in Hinesville, but includes scenes in Bryan County.

Among the locations in the book’s setting is Love’s Seafood and Gill’s Grill, the now-defunct Richmond Hill restaurant. Smiley said local book signings are in the works as he begins to market his novel, which has already received some positive reviews from readers across the country.

“Seasons of Liberty” is now available for purchase via,, or

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