Local Authors Wrap Up History Tour



Four local authors completed what they call a local history tour Sunday.

Authors Nancy Hudson, Willie Spears, Kenny Redd, and Bob Hurst have been on a tour since Thursday. Signing and promoting their respective books about our area’s history at several local businesses around town.

Each book covers a different portion of early history in Bay County.

One even showcases early history in Northwest Florida.

”Just go ahead and get busy and give it a shot. I think they will be surprised how successful they can be if, in fact, they have a genuine passion for the topic. That’s the way I felt about Val Valentine,” said Kenny Redd, Bay County History Museum Art Director.

”I wrote a book about the lineage of Hawk Massalina so that young people can know some great African American settlers here in Panama City. I think history is great, black history is amazing, but especially when it’s local black history, said author and motivational speaker, Willie Spears.

Author Nancy Hudson expresses what it meant to team up with other fellow authors to hold this event.

“We’ve all got different topics, so it’s a lot to appeal to a lot of different people. So we just thought doing this together would be a great idea,” said Hudson.

One of the local authors discusses what inspired him to write his book and what he believes could inspire other locals looking to become authors. For full story, please go to: