Daytona author to share tales of American folk heroes at DeBary Hall Historic Site

By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

DEBARY, Fla. -- From Johnny Appleseed to railroad engineer Casey Jones to steel-driver John Henry, America has its share of folk heroes. Some of these larger-than-life characters really existed. Some were created. All of
them have played a colorful role in American life and history.

Daytona Beach resident and author William Lazarus will discuss their exploits and the origins of their legends at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary. 

Lazarus has written for daily newspapers, magazines and NASCAR. He has won three international awards and was named 2000 Florida Feature Writer of the Year. He has written books about religion, racing and American culture.

Author William Lazarus / Headline SurferAuthor William Lazarus will discuss their exploits and the origins of their legends at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary. 

Lazarus has written for daily newspapers, magazines and NASCAR. He has won three international awards and was named 2000 Florida Feature Writer of the Year. He has written books about religion, racing and American culture.

 

Born in Portland, Maine., Lazarus grew up in Akron, Ohio, and has lived in Connecticut and now Daytona Beach. He holds a B.A. and an M.A. in journalism from Kent State University and an ABD in American Studies from Case Western Reserve University.

During his career, Lazarus  has been a newspaper reporter, magazine writer/editor, advertising copywriter and writer/editor of NASCAR programs, among other jobs. He has won three international awards for stories and programs while working for International Speedway Corp. and was named 2000 Florida Feature Writer of the Year.

Lazarus has had articles published in hundreds of local, regional, state and national publications as well as novels and nonfiction books. This is his first science fiction book.

Reservations are not required. For more information, please call Tracy Mestre at 386-668-3840 or e-mail at tmestre@volusia.org.

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most experienced reporters, having amassed dozens of journalism-industry awards. Frederick is enrolled online at Full Sail University in Winter Garden, FL, where he's a third of the way though the Master of Arts program in New Media Journalism. His graduation will be in March 2018.