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Danbury native, best selling author kicks off book tour at Danbury Library

Bestselling author and Danbury native Dr. Ian Smith will be at Danbury Library the night before his new book is released.  Smith, medical contributor on the Rachael Ray Show, will hold a Q&A session at Danbury Library from 5:45 to 6:45pm. 


The former co-host of the syndicated daytime talk show, The Doctors, has several diet related books, but this novel is something different.  


The Ancient Nine is about students at an elite college and in a secret society.  Smith, who was a member of one of Harvard’s exclusive “final clubs,” draws from his own real-life experiences for this mystery.  As the main character gets tapped for one of these secret societies, he is also plunged into a century-old mystery involving the disappearance of a student who tried breaking into the clubhouse in the 1920s.


Registration is required for the discussion tonight and can be done on Danbury Library's website.  Books will be available for purchase and signing.  Smith's hometown is the first stop on his 20 city book tour.  He will be giving away Rachael Ray Show tickets and two audience seats to Good Morning America. 


Smith is also raising money for the Hord Foundation, which gives scholarships to students in need, by donating a portion of proceeds from book sales at Byrd's Books in Bethel.