Area author visits bookstore today

STERLING – Novelist Richard Hazel of Rock Falls will sign books today from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Book World in Northland Mall, 2900 E. Lincolnway.

Hazel’s first novel, “The Lost Viking Saga,” also will be sold at Paper Escape, 205 W. First St., Dixon, and on the Amazon and Barnes and Noble websites.

The story follows the adventures of a band of Norsemen in 950. They become enveloped in a mist that sends their ship to 1941 England and help in the struggle against Adolph Hitler.

Hazel’s next novel will be about Chief Black Hawk and the Sauk Valley area.

Go to www.richardjameshazel.com for more information.