Local author shares story

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By ASHLEY WOLSTONCROFT
Free-Lance Editor

Community members visited the Henryetta Territorial Museum Saturday to attend a book signing for Henryetta alumni Rachael Sweeden.  (Photo provided)
Community members visited the Henryetta Territorial Museum Saturday to attend a book signing for Henryetta alumni Rachael Sweeden.
(Photo provided)

Have you ever eaten spoiled food? 
Billy and his dog, Saber know all about the dangers of eating unfamiliar foods, in Rachael Sweeden’s children’s book, “Pickleberry Bloat.” The story is about a boy and his dog who eat some strange berries that they discovered hidden in a bush. Not long after, an unsettling feeling rumbles in their stomachs and mom and dad must save them. 
The Henryetta Territorial Museum featured Sweeden, a Henryetta alumni, at a book signing event Saturday afternoon. Though “Pickleberry Bloat” is her first published story, she has been writing for several years. 
“I’ve been writing short stories for fun since I was in middle school. They were usually too weird or silly to share with anyone but my closest friends,” she said. 
In 2008, Sweeden found an opportunity to publish some work. 
See the Wednesday, May 24 paper for the full story.