For Immediate Release

March 31, 2015

Contact: Tammy Sharp

Media Relations



Mayor Rick Allen Proclaims March 30 as Jim West Day

LEESVILLE, La--Leesville Mayor Rick Allen declared March 30 Jim West day in honor of author Jim West, a longtime resident of Central Louisiana and former student at Evans High School.

West held a book signing at Jillybean's studio on Third Street for his recent work Libellus de Numeros.

West says he came up with the ideas and concepts for the Magicae Mathematica series about a decade ago. He was inspired by his two daughters who became the template for the main character Alex.

"We are always excited about a local talent like Mr. West being recognized, especially when what they're doing is for the sake of children," said Allen.

To view photos of the event, click here.


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