I am always looking for local folks who are doing wonderful things andin my searchI recently became aware of the literary talents of Anadi Niak of Woodbine. Anadi was born in India but is a long-time resident, with his wife Carroll, ofthe western Howard County community and an active member of the Lisbon United Methodist Church. Anadi writes articles about the various aspects oflife in India, but his most important works are two novels, "Song of Satan," described by Amazon as "a tragic story of an American family" published in 2010 and "Nineteenth of November," advertised as a story "of hope, perseverance, love and the desire to be loved" published in 2011. Although not available in the Howard County Library system, both books can be found on Amazon.comand at the Dancing Iguana Bookstore in Frederick, Greetings and Readings at Hunt Valley and through the Carroll County Public Library system. Anadi is touted as a keen observer of people, places, and ideas. He writes of families and how we make decisions and negotiate the important relationships in our lives. Either book is a good read and will be great entertainment on these cold, snowy, wintry days. For further details about Anadi's writings visit his website www.anadinaik.com.