News-Antique.com - Aug 18,2009 - Noted author and former antique appraiser Emyl Jenkins spoke and autographed copies of her new book book, "The Big Steal", in Clarksville, Virginia, on Saturday August 8th. The event was hosted by Strum & Co. antique store, which is located on Virginia Avenue in downtown Clarksville. Local Virginia and North Carolina residents attended to meet Ms. Jenkins and to hear about her plans for more Sterling Glass Mysteries. Ms. Jenkins is a retired antique appraiser, formerly of Chapel Hill and Raleigh, who now resides in Richmond.
"The Big Steal is the second in a series of mystery novels, all revolving around the world of antiques and art. The first book is titled "Stealing with Style", and both books feature a Sterling Glass, an antiques lover, broker, appraiser and collector. When Ms. Jenkins was asked if Sterling Glass was her, Ms. Jenkins replied, "No, but I am Sterling Glass, as I try to think like her as I write the books."
Local antique and art appraiser Vicky Nash Shaw also attended the event. Appraisals are an important part of antique and art collecting, and if you need information on art and antique appraisals, see Vicky's website at http://www.theauthenticappraisal.com. Vicky is accredited by the International Society of Appraisers and works primarily Virginia and North Carolina.