Joey Lynn Guarneri Sarkees, author of Earth Angels, a book about IUP’s 2003 Women’s Rugby Club, will be a guest on Renda Broadcasting’s Indiana in the Morning radio show with Todd Marino on Friday, October 8, 2010, at 8:45 a.m. The show can be heard on WDAD-AM radio, 1450.
Sarkees, who is returning to IUP for Homecoming festivities, will sign copies of her book Saturday, October 9, 2010, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Co-op Store. Sarkees, of Philadelphia, is a 1999 IUP Journalism graduate.
Earth Angels focuses on the actions of Women’s Rugby Club members April 5, 2003, to help survivors of a multi-vehicle accident on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Four people died at the scene, and twenty-eight were injured. Rugby club members were honored by Reader’s Digest as the 2003 “Heroes of the Year” and by the Pennsylvania State Police for heroism.
Earth Angels, published by iUniverse, a self-publishing company, has received two awards from the publisher: the Rising Star award, given to a publication based on its potential for commercial success, and an Editor’s Choice award, given to a book that publishers judge to be well written.