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The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO
  • S&T professor writes book on small towns

  • Professor Greg Story could easily be described as a "Renaissance man." During the day, he expounds on the world of physics as an award-winning teacher at Missouri University of Science and Technology. At night, he is a writer of novels, plays, music and can be found practicing the mandolin, banjo and hammered dulcimer among other things.
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  • Professor Greg Story could easily be described as a "Renaissance man." During the day, he expounds on the world of physics as an award-winning teacher at Missouri University of Science and Technology. At night, he is a writer of novels, plays, music and can be found practicing the mandolin, banjo and hammered dulcimer among other things.
    A number of those talents and interests will converge Friday, May 2, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Public House Brewery on Rolla Street in Rolla. Story will be signing copies of his latest novel, "Third and Main," and playing a little music as well.
    Story told the Daily News that the work of fiction tells the story of a small town through one building in the town of Socota located just off the Oregon coast.
    "The idea is that while the outside of the building might not have changed much over the decades there are numerous stories of the people who have come and gone through its doors," Story said.
    He added that the idea came in part from the number of historic buildings found on Pine Street in Rolla.
    "The book took me about seven months to write. This is my sixth novel," he said.
    However, it is the first novel he has had published. He has stacks and stacks of the books published by Bookmarks in his living room which he hopes to sell starting this Friday.
    "I published this one myself as a test of sorts," he explained. "I want to see how it will sell and then I will have my other books published."
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