Author Tony Kinton of Carthage, a former English and literature teacher at Philadelphia High School and retired instructor from East Central Community College, will sign two of his books at Magnolias and Sassafras in February.

Kinton will sign Uncertain Horizons and Summer Lightning Distant Thunder from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Magnolias and Sassafras at 406 east Beacon St. on Feb. 12.

Kinton sold his first outdoor article to Church Recreation magazine in 1976. Since then he has been actively involved in outdoor writing, and has placed approximately 2,000 articles in state, regional, and national magazines.

He served as minister of music at First Baptist Church in Philadelphia for three years and went from there to Philadelphia High School, where he taught English and literature for almost 10 years. He then went to East Central Community College, retiring in 2008.

Kinton is an active member of Southeastern Outdoor Press Association. He served as Mississippi Editor for Outdoor Life magazine for 12 years. He is now editor of Mississippi Wildlife Officers' magazine, hunting editor for Primitive Archer magazine and columnist for Today in Mississippi.

Additionally, his work regularly appears in Cabela's Outfitter Journal,

Mississippi Sportsman, Quality Whitetails, Union Sportsmen web magazine and Whitetail Journal.

He has written five books: The Beginning Bowhunter, Food for Game, Outside and Other Reflections, Fishing Mississippi and Summer Lightning Distant Thunder.

Uncertain Horizons is the second installment of the Wagon Road Trilogy. In the first, Summer Lightning Distant Thunder, Jackson Bain rejects his father's wishes and abandons Bain Enterprises in favor of exploring the frontier of present-day Kentucky. It is on this journey that he meets Anna Walker, experiences wonderment that only a new land can provide, and faces a life-and-death situation. He also receives news of a family tragedy back in Boston. As a result of these, Jackson Bain is changed forever.

In Uncertain Horizons, the reader follows Jackson on his second frontier journey and his efforts at reconciliation with Anna. He is alarmed to find Anna making plans to marry Reverend Liam Sullivan. Jackson leaves for Boston again, dejected and searching for any meaning that would make life worth living. Will he find that meaning? Will Anna follow through with her marriage to Reverend Sullivan? This book answers these and other questions.