Writer Maggie Wolff Peterson will be signing copies of her book, "Cassoulet and Other Stories," on Saturday, May 10, at Four Seasons Books in Shepherdstown. The book-signing, beginning at 1 p.m., will offer refreshments prepared by the Shepherdstown restaurant, Mellow Moods.
Regionally, Peterson contributes to the Martinsburg Journal and Spirit of Jefferson newspapers, and her food column, "Taste," has appeared in the Shepherdstown Chronicle for more than 15 years. Nationally, Peterson's pieces have appeared in the Washington Post and New York Times, as well as Women's Day and Newsweek magazines and four editions of the Chicken Soup book series.
Peterson's book is an anthology of five short stories, some previously published in literary magazines and some never seen before. She began writing fiction about three years ago and last year, was invited to an event in New York City hosted by the literary journal, 5Quarterly, to read her story, "My Desdemona," which is included in "Cassoulet and Other Stories."