Literary Reception with CSM President Emeritus Dr. John Sine

CSM President Dr. Brad Gottfried introduced CSM President Emeritus Dr. John Sine

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Following the reading and discussion of “Cuckold Creek” by author and CSM President Emeritus Dr. John Sine, guests gathered to have their copies autographed. Signed copies of “Cuckold Creek” are available for purchase at CSM’s La Plata Campus College Store or on online at www.csmcollegestore.com. A portion of the proceeds will be contributed to the CSM Foundation to fund the Fanny Louise Sullivan Sine Henderson Scholarship, established for single parents in need of financial aid and named for Sine’s mother. For background on the writing of Sine’s first novel, visit “Southern Maryland Mystery is Basis for ‘Cuckold Creek’ “

CSM President Dr. Brad Gottfried introduced CSM President Emeritus Dr. John Sine, who discussed his experiences in writing his first novel, “Cuckold Creek,” at a literary reception Sept. 25 at CSM’s La Plata Campus. The novel’s main plot comes from a true incident where two elderly people in Swan Point died without apparent cause just weeks after bequeathing $1 million to the college and $1 to their daughter. It is the only real occurrence in the novel, according to Sine. “I was not trying to replicate in any way what happened. I compromised every bit of truth,” he said.
“I hope you don’t mind my reading what I like,” said former CSM President Dr. John Sine as he shared favorite excerpts with an audience that included family, friends, CSM supporters, faculty, and past and present elected officials. He assured those who had not yet read the book that the theme was not investigative but rather one that nothing is ever quite as it seems.
Following the reading and discussion of “Cuckold Creek” by author and CSM President Emeritus Dr. John Sine, guests gathered to have their copies autographed. Signed copies of “Cuckold Creek” are available for purchase at CSM’s La Plata Campus College Store or on online at www.csmcollegestore.com. A portion of the proceeds will be contributed to the CSM Foundation to fund the Fanny Louise Sullivan Sine Henderson Scholarship, established for single parents in need of financial aid and named for Sine’s mother.
CSM President Dr. Brad Gottfried introduced CSM President Emeritus Dr. John Sine, who discussed his experiences in writing his first novel, “Cuckold Creek,” at a literary reception Sept. 25 at CSM’s La Plata Campus. The novel’s main plot comes from a true incident where two elderly people in Swan Point died without apparent cause just weeks after bequeathing $1 million to the college and $1 to their daughter. It is the only real occurrence in the novel, according to Sine. “I was not trying to replicate in any way what happened. I compromised every bit of truth,” he said.
More than 70 guests, including family, friends, colleagues, and past and present elected officials gathered Sept. 25 at the College of Southern Maryland for a literary reception, book talk and signing for CSM President Emeritus Dr. John Sine’s novel “Cuckold Creek.” Sine said that when he told his adult children that he was writing a book, they didn’t take him seriously: “’Dad’s writing a book, ho hum’,” he said of their reaction.

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