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Realizing a Dream Story and photos by Roger Watson

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riting a children’s book is something Dr. Maurice Smith has always wanted to do. Once he turned 50, he knew now was the time for the book in his head to finally become a reality. “I always wanted to do this, and now it is happening,” Smith said of the excitement of having a book coming out any day. “Last year I really, really got serious about it and put everything together,” the assistant principal at Prince Edward County Middle School said Thursday, Feb. 6, at his office. “Now, we just have to wait for the release date to come.” The book’s release date was set for Feb. 17. Called “Uncle Charles and Me!,” the book is based on Smith’s son, Myles, and his visits with his uncle in the western Virginia town of Norton near Big Stone Gap. In the book, Myles is the age of a fourth- or fifth-grader. Today, Myles is 22 and in the military. Smith said Myles is excited about the book coming out because it chronicles some of the best times in his childhood. The book, illustrated by Jordan Kincaid, is about all the summer adventures Myles had while visiting his uncle and grandmother in Big Stone Gap. There

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