Chatham County author celebrates release of her debut novel at McIntyre’s Books

Pittsboro, NC – Chatham County resident and author Dori Ann Dupré signed copies of her debut novel, Scout’s Honor, at a book launch held at McIntyre’s Fine Books in Fearrington Village on May 1. Dupré read a brief passage from the novel. She then shared her publishing journey by answering questions from attendees.

Author Dori Ann Dupre reads from her new book at McIntyre's Fine Books in Fearrington by Gene Galin

Author Dori Ann Dupre reads from her new book at McIntyre’s Fine Books in Fearrington Village. photo by Gene Galin

The book launch ended with Dori’s husband Eric serving cake and refreshments while Dori autographed copies of her first book.

Cake was served at the end of the "Scout's Honor" book launch by Gene Galin

Cake was served at the end of the “Scout’s Honor” book launch event. ( photo by Gene Galin)

French Press Bookworks has released “Scout’s Honor”, the story of Scout Webb, a 14 year-old kind, spirited small town southern girl and a tomboy much like her namesake, the young narrator from her mother’s favorite book, on April 14 through major retailers. The book is also available at McIntyre’s.

Written through multiple narrators, the story follows Scout’s life after a catastrophic event during her last day at summer camp in 1983. It is “a story of a self, lost, a self, loathed and a self, re-discovered.”

Dupré, a Pittsboro resident and contemporary fiction writer, was born and raised in New Jersey. She graduated magna cum laude with a history degree and is a veteran of the United States Army. She currently works in the legal field and is a member of the North Carolina Writers Network.

Scout's Honor BookTo learn more about the author and Scout’s Honor, or to purchase the book online, visit Proceeds from the sales of the books will benefit colon cancer research and awareness efforts. Dupré adopted the cause after her husband was recently diagnosed with colon cancer.