The Princeton Public Library will be hosting its second annual Author Fair Saturday, Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tables will be set up throughout the building providing readers with an opportunity to meet the authors and purchase books directly from them.
Participants include local writers, as well as authors from the Chicago and Peoria areas, and even Indiana. There will also be a representative of Total Printing Systems in our Matson meeting room offering advice and instruction on the printing process as it relates to self publishing. To learn more about the authors and their books CLICK HERE to see the special newsletter we sent out.
Authors returning from last year include Jannifer Powelson from Princeton, the children’s author of the Rachel Racoon and Sammy Skunk series; Princeton librarian Debra Borys who writes suspense and mystery novels; Joseph Gatch, a Steampunk author from Wyanet; nonfiction historical author from Granville, Ron Bluemer; poet Marydale Stewart from Spring Valley; and Roy Swanberg from Princeton, a new voice in Christian fiction. Two new local authors to add to the cast are Tom Schwerbrock, a veterinarian from Kewanee who has written two novels, and Olivia Esther, a high school senior from Wyanet who just released her first young adult apocalyptic adventure.
Other familiar names are Jean-Michel Smith, science fiction; Kay Mays, cookbook and young adult; Amanda McNeill, supernatural fiction; Christine Todd, winner of several fiction awards; Dick Diller, memoir writer; Victoria Noe, author of the Friend Grief series; Kim Sigafus, Native American fiction and non-fiction; and Linda Lowery, library murder mysteries.
There will be plenty of new faces this year as well, and six of them are children’s authors. With such a wide selection of subjects and genre and age levels, you will be sure to find soemthing you’re interested in, so come in from 10 to 2 on Saturday to meet and greet and see what these talented authors have to offer.