Once again I am working with Middletown Thrall Library to host its sixth annual Local Authors Showcase on Saturday, September 28th from 10:30 am to 3 pm.
This free event is a wonderful opportunity for readers and writers to meet local authors, learn about the publishing process, and view and purchase books directly from the people who create them.
The Hudson Valley is rich with talent, especially literary talent. This event gives these authors exposure, and introduces them to readers who may be looking for something beyond the bestsellers.
“This is Thrall Library’s signature event,” says executive director Matt Pfisterer. “We’re pleased to provide an opportunity to connect a diverse group of talented, local authors with those who come to our library in search of great reads and unique literary perspectives.”
The first session is for authors of children’s books, 10:30-12:30. The second session features authors writing for adults, 1:00-3:00.
The list of participants to date includes Jan Berlin, children’s literature; Christina Cameron-Robinz, children’s literature; Lucia Chiarelli, fiction and non-fiction; Catherine Ciocchi, children’s literature; Marina Cramer, historical fiction; Lee Forman, horror, dark fiction; Michael Fox, non-fiction, law; Adria Gross, non-fiction; Charles Isaacs, fiction; Karen Kaufmann Orloff, children’s literature; William Lobb, thrillers; Liz Matis, romance, young adult zombie fiction; Lisa Melville, non-fiction; Jeff Montanye, science fiction, children’s literature; Kathy Morley, memoir, spiritual self-help; Gerrit Overeem, science fiction; Beth Quinn, non-fiction, memoir; Marianne Sciucco, contemporary, women’s, and young adult fiction; J.S. Shipman, children’s, non-fiction; and Carole Weaver Linser, memoir, self-help.
Books will be available for sale, and author-donated books will be raffled off to attendees at the end of the event.
The library is located at 11-19 Depot Street, Middletown, New York. Directions are available on the library’s website.