From time to time libraries arrange author visits to heighten the profile of the library and encourage its usage. I was pleased to be able to arrange an evening at my library where Phyllis Beattie came and spoke about how she turned her diary entries from her trip to Africa into a book called, The Road to Malambanyama. I have written a book review about the book which can be found here. It was a lovely evening and Phyllis spoke not only about her book but also more generally about her time in Africa. It was the first “author visit” I have arranged and I was pleased it went well.