Sunday, May 17, 2015

Author Con 2015

Calling all book lovers and book bloggers in the DFW area!

I just discovered that a local library in the area is hosting their first annual Author Con! They will be hosting many local authors to the Dallas, Texas area this Tuesday, May the 19th from 6pm to 8pm! It sounds like a fun time. 

Read any good books lately? The Friends of the Sachse Public Library will host the first Sachse Author Con on May 19th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 pm. This celebration of local authors will feature titles ranging from children’s picture books to young adult, as well as a variety of adult genres, including inspirational nonfiction, thriller and suspense novels. Please make plans to bring your whole family to join us for a fascinating opportunity to meet and mingle with local authors, purchase your favorite books (cash or check only), and enter your name in a drawing for a chance to win one of the showcased books. 
 
Several children’s and young adult authors will be featured at the event. Bella and Charlie Campbell, two young siblings who have authored children’s books, will present two titles, Building Bridges of Friendship and Got Mojo. Jolynn Singh, local children’s author, will share her picture book entitled The Little Olive Tree. Alan Elliot, historical and children’s author, will present Willy, the Texas Longhorn as well as historical titles for adults. Amanda Thrasher, who won the Mom’s Choice Award for her young adult novel entitled The Greenlee Project, will be on hand to talk to tweens and teens. Lindsay Cummings, another local Young Adult author, will be showcasing her thriller entitled the Murder Complex. Courtney Gallimore will share her first young adult romance-mystery, Broken.
 
Inspirational readers will have some enticing reads from which to choose. Jema Hill Cook has written a 30 day devotional book for adults, Reflections: What I Know to Be True. Kathryn Eriksen has written an inspirational novel Heart Dancing: A Story Alchemy Adventure. Michelle Moore will share her inspirational book entitled Arm Yourself: Equipping Ourselves with the Armor of God.
 
The Sachse Author Con will proudly showcase a variety of adult genres. Ruth Glover, a Sachse resident, retired recruiter and active volunteer for the library, will share her nonfiction book entitled More than a Paycheck: Inspiration and Tools for Career Change. Lena Nelson Dooley, a multi-award winning author, will share her historical novels and contemporary novellas. Charles Hemphill, an avid historian and retired pilot, will exhibit his medical thrillers and historical romance. Science-fiction author, Virginia Lee will showcase her novel Untamed Valor. Dr. Richard Mabry, a retired physician, will exhibit his “medical suspense with heart.” Janis Susan May will have a variety of genres to showcase at the convention. Chance Nix, a thriller and horror writer, will present The Runner. LaRee Bryant will showcase her mystery and historical romance titles. James Gary Vineyard, suspense and thriller author, will share his award-winning title, The Grave on Peckerwood Hill. Reavis Wortham, local author, newspaper columnist and magazine writer, will present his historical mysteries and thrillers. Kevin Crank, local writer and actor, will share his debut novel, Where the Moon Shines Brightest
 
Mark your calendar for May 19th and check out the library website at www.cityofsachse.com/library for more information about the first Sachse Author Con. But don’t wait…visit your Sachse Public Library today!

It sounds like it is going to be an amazing time! I know I will try and be there. If you would like more info, check out the link above.

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