New author, former radio announcer, to hold book reading tonight at library 

Published 8:19 am Thursday, June 8, 2017

Local author Tish Walker O’Rea will hold a book reading and signing of her new novel collection, “Elephants At Thanksgiving” from 6-8 p.m. tonight at the Boyle County Public Library. She will also be available for a Q&A after, as well as sign her first novel for those who wish to purchase. 

“Elephants At Thanksgiving” is the first of a planned trilogy telling a deeply personal story woven around the lives of the members of a single family and complete strangers, and is a contemporary subject matter. This is her first novel and is based on a true story. 

The author refers to it as, “Recovery and how to take off your mask. You name it, it’s in the book. We all have pain, sometimes forever and sometimes enough is enough-you have to heal to grow.”

Email newsletter signup

The book is available now on, in paperback and Kindle. 

O’Rea was born in Danville and attended Kentucky State University. Her broadcasting career started in Danville at WHIR, then she went on to work at stations in Dayton, Detroit and Saginaw, Michigan before returning back to Kentucky and working at WRVG, Georgetown College Radio, before retiring. She’s co-starred in two off Broadway plays for The Actors Guild of Lexington and now works full time in sales and finds time to be a motivational speaker to youth trying to find their way. 

For more information, email