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Author Faire

Join us for our 6th annual author showcase, where we bring area authors & readers together!

Where: Ridgway Memorial Library
When:  Saturday, October 14th  10:00 AM–3:00 PM

Schedule of Events

10:00–11:00 AM

Opening Lines Workshop with Leah Pugh | Details

11:15 AM–1:00 PM

Author Readings (reading schedule TBD)

1:00–2:00 PM

Author Lunch Break (select booths will remain open)

2:00–3:00 PM

Translating Pop Culture into Sellable Books Workshop with Bertena Varney | Details

Confirmed Authors

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Heather Marie Adkins   Website

Heather Marie Adkins writes too much but still too little. She also has too many cats, not enough tequila, and a torrid love affair with procrastination. She is the USA Today bestselling author of more than twenty novels. Heather resides in north-central Kentucky with a sarcastic cop who is entirely too dependent on puns. When she’s not plotting her next story or herding felines, she works at the library. Find out more at heathermarieadkins.com.

Contemporary Fiction: Cause & Effect (2011), Constant State of Disaster (2011)

Horror: May I Go Play? (2015)

Mystery: The Darkest Night (2012), Mother of All (2014)

Paranormal Romance: The House (2011), Abigail (2011), His Haunting Kiss (2014), Heaven Below (2014), Wiccan Wars (2015), His Wild Kiss (2015), Forgotten (2016), Priestess Prophecies (2017)

Short Story Anthologies: Pieces: A Collection of Short Fiction (2015), Jingle Spells (2016), A Midsummer Night's Sidhe (2016)

Urban Fantasy: Underneath (2011), Stalked by Night (2011), Saffron (2014), Frankincense (2015), Haunted by Fate (2017), Fragile Magick (forthcoming, 7/18/17), Shadow Touched (forthcoming, 9/19/17) 

Trails Through the Fault Lines

April Brown   Website | Amazon | Blog | Twitter

April Brown's fascination with history, science, and social science led her on a quest for knowledge. New solutions to old queries will be uncovered in the future, through studies of the past. These novels and novellas, while adventures, are written in a more classical style, without extreme action, romance, or violence. Characters think before they act. Sometimes, this leads to trouble.

Abuse/Survival Fiction: The Stork Mis-Delivered—Twice (2017), Bending the Bars (2017)

Adventure Fiction: Crosswinds: Past, Present, and Future Combine (2014), Trails 1: Trails Through the Fault Lines (2014), Trails 2: Trails Through the Volcano (2015), Trails 3: Trails Through the Tales (2015), Trails the First Generation: Fault Lines and Volcano (2016, ombnibus), Trails 4: Trails Through the Garbage Mines (2016)

Cookbooks: Coffee, Tea, and Gluten Free: The Cookbook (2014); Coffee, Tea, and Gluten Free: Desserts and Grains (2014); Coffee, Tea, and Gluten Free: Meat (2014); Coffee, Tea, and Gluten Free: Vegetables (2014)

Paranormal: Life After Life: Three Paranormal Short Stories (2016)

Self-Help: Journey Through Life Lists (2016), VoiceOver with the Brailliant Braille Display (2016)

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Duffy Brown   Website | Facebook

Duffy Brown loves anything with a mystery. While others girls dreamed of dating Brad Pitt, Duffy longed to take Sherlock Holmes to the prom. She is a national bestselling author and now conjures up who-done-it stories of her very own. She has two series, the Consignment Shop Mysteries set in Savannah along with rescue pup Bruce Willis and the Cycle Path Mysteries set on Mackinac Island with judgmental cats Cleveland and Bambino.

Cozy Mystery:
Consignment Shop Mysteries- Iced Chiffon (2012), Killer in Crinolines (2013), Pearls In Poison (2014), Demise in Denim (2015), Lethal in Old Lace (May 2018)
Cycle Path Mysteries- Geared for the Grave (2014), Braking for Bodies (2016), Tandem Demise (November 2017)


John C. Colyer   Website

A published author and poet, a military serviceman (1975–1987), and a member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, John Charles Colyer was born on March 14, 1957 in Somerset, KY. He has a passion for poetry and began writing poetry at the age of ten with the dream of becoming a published author. He carried that dream over a span of 40 years; the dream eventually became reality and he now has seven books published.

Historical Fiction: The War is Over (2016)

Poetry Collections: A Gun and the Cross (2013), Then the Darkness Comes (2013),The Darker Side of Life (2013), By the Gun (2014), Echoes of the Past (2014), The Sound of Loneliness (2015)

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Linda Ellen   Website | Facebook

Linda Ellen writes Early 20th Century historical romance, rich with true love, heartache, and real life. Born and raised in Louisville, she resides there with her husband of 36+ years. She began her writing career penning articles for The Southwest Reporter Newspaper. She has published two novel series so far, Cherished Memories and Soldiers of Swing. Her award-winning debut novel, Once in a While, is loosely based on her parents’ romance beginning in the 1930s.

Historical Romance:
Cherished Memoris series- Once in a While (2014), The Bold Venture (2015), Almost as Much (2016)
Soldiers of Swing series- Her Blue-Eyed Sergeant (2016), Her Blue-Eyed Corporal (2017), Her Blue-Eyed Lieutenant (2017)

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Janet Givens   Website | Facebook

When her three children were toddlers, Janet Givens found a fun way to teach them colors using a quirky pelican she made from fabric. Peggy Pelican was then packed away as she raised her children and worked for 25 years as a kindergarten assistant at Bullitt County Public Schools. After retirement, Janet found that much-loved pelican and all the stories she had created and believed other families could use the stories to teach their children. So Peggy Pelican, who never grew old, was given new life and new purpose for another generation of children. It is Janet's hope that your little ones will curl up in your lap and find it fun to learn with Peggy Pelican.

Children's Picture Books: Peggy Pelican Goes Fishing (2016), Peggy Pelican Lost Her Spots (2017)

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Billy Green   Amazon

Billy, originally from Lumberton, NC, retired from the Air Force in 1988 and settled down in Lebanon Junction, Kentucky. His call is to encourage, and God has given him these books to share with a troubled world. His desire is to be a blessing, and he has penned 3 books—Kiss and Tell Your Story, That's All I Needed!, and As Seen on F.B. They are inspirationally written and offer hope and peace.

Inspirational Nonfiction: Kiss and Tell Your Story (2014), That's All I Needed! (2016), As Seen on F.B. (2017)

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Kenn Grimes   Website

Kenn Grimes is an author and screenwriter with four published books to his credit: Camptown (out of print), The Other Side of Yesterday, Strangled in the Stacks, and Trifecta of Murder. He splits his time between Louisville, Kentucky in the winter and Lower Northern Michigan in the summer. He is a member of Louisville’s Cherokee Round Table and two writer’s groups in Michigan, Michigan Writers and Upper Peninsula Publishers and Authors.

Cozy Mystery: Strangled in the Stacks (2016), Trifecta of Murder (2017)

Time Travel Fiction: The Other Side of Yesterday (2012)

James-book cover

Carlton James   Facebook | Twitter

Carlton James is an attorney and retired FBI Special Agent. After growing up in the Midwest, James has lived and traveled extensively throughout the Northeast Corridor. Following college, law school, U.S. Army Officer training, and a thirty-one-year career in intelligence, counterintelligence, counterterrorism, and public corruption, he was inspired to write a novel addressing the realistic potential future of America. James lives in the Midwest and enjoys motorcycling, multiple sports, and flying airplanes.

Political Thriller: The First Coronation (2016)


Sherry Logsdon   Website | Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter

Sherry Logsdon and her husband live in Eastview, Kentucky. The mother of three grown children, Sherry earned a bachelor's degree in Exceptional Children and a master's degree in Counseling from Western Kentucky University. A retired teacher, Sherry enjoys researching insane asylums and the suffrage movement. She also enjoys writing poetry and spoiling her four grandchildren.

Historical Fiction: Asylum (2014)

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Leah Pugh   Facebook

An avid reader, Leah started writing stories at a young age. After publishing a few short stories and an article, she had her first novel, The Diamond Caper, published while still in college. The first story in the Crystal O'Mally mystery series was followed by the sequel, Anything But A Diamond. She is currently working on the third book in the Crystal mystery series. In between writing novels, she enjoys taking walks, playing with the puppy, and reading.

YA Fiction: The Diamond Caper (2012), Anything but a Diamond (2015)

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Katheryn Ragle   Facebook

Author/Publisher Katheryn Ragle, lives in Somerset, Kentucky. She's an active Writing Resident Teacher at the Carnegie Community Arts Center in Somerset. Katheryn helps others to fulfill their dreams of becoming a published author at Gibson-Ragle Publishing. She's an avid reader and loves writing. She has published eight books and is working on more to be out soon. Katheryn Ragle has helped many authors to get their books out to the world. Everyone has a story that starts at home.

Children's Fiction: Too Short to Ride (2017), A Winter's Week with Grandma (2017)

Mystery: The Trinket Box (2014), Secrets of Winston's Mountain (2014), Danger in the Night (2017)

Paranormal Suspense/Horror: The Bad Man (2015)

Romance: A Time to Dance (2017), A Time to Cry (2017)

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Jen Selinsky   Website | Facebook

Jen Selinsky was born in Pittsburgh, PA. In 2003, she earned her bachelor's degree in English from Clarion University of Pennsylvania. In 2004, she earned her master's degree in library science from the same school. Jen has worked as a professional librarian for over twelve years. She has published more than 170 books, many of which contain poetry. Her work can be found on the following sites: Lulu, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, iTunes, Smashwords, Pen It! Publications, and Books-a-Million. She has also been featured in publications such as: The Courier Journal, The News and Tribune, Explorer Magazine, Liphar Magazine, and Indiana Libraries. Jen lives in Sellersburg, IN with her husband.

Adult Coloring Books: Dazzing Designs (2017), Shapely Features (2017)

Biography & Memoir: First Generation Abroad (2006), Reach up for the Sunrise (2016)

Children's Picture Books:  Bunny's Song (2016), Runaway Choo-Choo (2017), Tails of Boots and Alley (coming soon)

Cookbooks: Delightful Desserts (2016), Exqusite Entrees (2017), Appealing Appetizers (2017)

Christian Fiction: Forgiveness Lies Beyond (2011)

Epistolary Fiction:  A Year in the Life of Emilie Jones (2008)

Romance: Madness (2008), Springtime in London (2012)

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Teri Anne Stanley   Website | Facebook

Teri Anne Stanley writes sassy, sexy, fun romance from her writing cave where she lives with her patient husband and many pets—and the occasional offspring—just outside of Sugar Tit, Kentucky, which is—honest to God—between Beaverlick and Rabbit Hash. When she's not making up stories about happily ever afters, she's doing lots of other stuff—like science, needle arts, genealogy research, or making visits with her therapy dog, Stella.

Contemporary Romance: Drunk on You, Bourbon Brothers Book #1 (2015); Accidentally in Love with the Biker (2016); A Shot with You, Bourbon Brothers Book #2 (2017); A Taste of You, Bourbon Brothers Book #3 (2017)

Romantic Suspense: Deadly Chemistry, Sex, Lies and Science Geeks book 1 (2014)

Are you a published author interested in participating in our next Author Faire?

Please complete and submit the Author Information Form or contact Gayle Ryan at 543-7675 ext. 2551.


last last updated 7/31/2017