Local author Al Burt wrote his first book, Cut the Strings, entirely on the computers at the Aurora Hills Branch Library. He spent 6-8 months putting the book together, using a flash drive and the public PCs.
Burt, an Arlington resident, Virginia Tech graduate and retired aerospace engineer, spoke to a group at the Aurora Hills Senior Center on Wednesday, March 3, about the “systematic, subjective technique that helps chart one’s personal course to a better life,” outlined in “Cut the Strings.” The book, a combination of fiction and self-help, and which Burt dedicated to the Arlington Public Library, has sold 40 copies so far. To order a copy contact Burt by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and put “Cut the Strings” in the subject line.
Burt is also an active member of The Wilderness Society, and was recently interviewed in their online newsletter.