A “sip and sign” book signing will be held for Louisiana native and author Ernest Hill.

His works include such titles as “Satisfied with Nothin',” “A Life for a Life,” “It's All About the Moon,” “Cry Me a River,” “Family Ties” and his latest novel, “A Person of Interest.” In addition to an author, Hill is also a scholar and a motivational speaker.

Hill was born and raised in Oak Grove. He attended Northeast Louisiana University on a football scholarship, but later transferred to the University of California, Berkley where he obtained a bachelor's in Social Science. He then went on to gain a master's degree in Africana Studies at Cornell and a doctoral degree at the University of California, Los Angeles as a Dorothy Danforth Compton Fellow.

While still in college, Hill penned his first novel, “Satisfied with Nothin',” which award-winning novelist, Ernest Gaines said “would fit well on the shelf next to Richard Wright and Chester Himes.” The novel managed to make the required reading list at universities such as UCLA and Syracuse. Sociologist, Dr. Walter Allen called the novel “one of the most accurate human portrayals of black men to be found in the literature.”

The signing will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. March 13 at The Sirod Building located at 126 S. Washington St. in Bastrop Square.

For more information about Hill, visit ww.ernesthillbooks.com.