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Calling all authors!!!


Are you interested in participating in our Author Fair this fall? If you would like the opportunity to chat with interested patrons about your book(s) and sell them, registration forms are available at all library locations and also on the ACPL website. The only charge for participating in the Fair is a 10% share of the sales, which will be donated to the Friends of the Allen County Public Library.

The registration deadline is September 30, if you want to be included in publicity materials. If you have questions, please contact Linda Chapman or Trish Downey in the Readers’ Services Department at 260-421-1235.

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  • Author Fair
  • Pontiac Library
  • April 15, 2014
  • 6:00 – 8:30 pm
  • Free admission

An Author Fair will take place in the Pontiac Branch on Tuesday, April 15 from 6:00 to 8:30 pm. We hope you’ll join us for this excellent opportunity to meet local authors — they are looking forward to talking about their books and answering your questions.

Participating authors will have books available for purchase and will be happy to sign them. 10% of the proceeds will be donated to Friends of the Allen County Public Library, an organization which helps support the steady growth of the library and its services to the community.

Here’s the lineup so far . . . stay tuned for more additions!

dortch_main John P. Dortch is the author of In My Father’s House These Were the Rules. Dortch offers a compassionate voice to young people as they search for guidance and insight to those wishing to mentor the next generation.
Saundra Jones Saundra Jones is the author of the novels Owning Up, Her Sweetest Revenge,and Pieces of Justice. Signed to Delphine Publications in 2011, Jones states that “writing is my passion and simply my destiny — there is so much more to come.” Look for Forbidden and Her Sweetest Revenge 3 soon.
John J Foster John J. Foster is the author of Me & C. Recognizing the importance of early reading in the lifelong success of children, Foster chaired and cofounded Allen County’s “Real Men Read” effort for three years. Foster’s books have been a family project with his children, reflecting time with his daughter and sprinkled with photos taken by his sons.
E. Scott Smiley E. Scott Smiley is the author of Parole for the Soul : Poetry that Liberates the Mind and Frees the Soul and Wisdom and Faith Lead to a Better Place. Special Education teacher, high school basketball coach, and poet, Smiley turns the highs and lows of life into poetry that inspires its readers.
Daniel Williams Daniel Williams is the author of the novel Brothers Stand Strong. Williams’ work has appeared in Dancing With the Pen: A Collection of Today’s Best Youth Writing and Frost Illustrated. Awards for his writing include The Martone Creative Essay Contest 2007 & 2008 and Allen County Public Library Poetry Contest, Third Place, 2008.
Carol Butler 2 Carol Butler is the author of Genois Wilson, Firefighter: She Dared to be First. Believing that you can change the world, “one child at a time” Carol felt that Genois Wilson Brabson’s story needed to be told.
Myhead Michael Wilhem is the creator of Skunk-guy, a superhero that can make himself smell like anything he wants. Skunk-guy adventures can be found in Sensational Slime Saga, Norman and the Stinking Space Goo: an Extremely Smelly Story, and Skunk Guy: Skunk on the Run. Wilhelm currently lives in Fort Wayne with his wife Cindy and their daughter Josette.
Kayleen Reusser Kayleen Reusser is the author of several children’s books including Celebrities Giving Back, Day by Day with Taylor Swift, Recipe and Craft Guide to Indonesia, Hermes, Hephaestus, and Hades. Reusser currently works at a Middle school and enjoys the inspiration and enthusiasm she gets from her students.
Eric-Hackley-150x200.jpg.pagespeed.ce.Idtxf5ODKP Eric D. Hackley is the author of Kekionga Blacks Declare War on HIS-story & Slave Mentality. Mr. Hackley is a veteran independent journalist, television show host and producer focusing largely on history, particularly family history in the black community. His award-winning public access television shows have featured a host of local and national icons.
63907_581165888585706_1881265418_n Linda Bess has read her poetry, fiction, and memoir at several venues. Linda’s publications include poems in The Georgetown Review, Bakerstreet Anthology & Poetry Motel. She served as Editor-in-Chief of Confluence (IPFW) and was awarded numerous awards including the Psi Iota XI Award for best short story, Christianna I Seiler Awards in poetry, and awards from The Indiana Collegiate Press Association for best fiction and best magazine.
tsabel-26 Thomas Sabel is a writer and poet from Fort Wayne. His works have appeared in Whistling Fire, Tipton Poetry Journal, Riverrun, Confluence, wordriver, One Million Stories, and the Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling. His mid-grade fantasy, Legends of Luternia: the Prince Decides, has been published by eLectio Press and his novella I is Dead is available on amazon.com.
kathryn Kathryn Ann Young has published widely; her work has appeared in Poet Lore, Zuzu’s Petals, and Spoon River Poetry Review. The Spinster’s MaDonna was published in 1996.
1533665_10153934053480360_2067633224_n Craig Nix is a three time winner of the Psi Iota Xi Writing Contest as an undergraduate and emeritus member of the IPFW Writers Group. Most of his stories from the past 2 ½ years have been generated via COP a Story, a monthly event during which audience members supply writing prompts – a Character, an Object, and a Place. Nix currently has two collections of stories available on Kindle: The Ringmaster and Growing Up with Adults. Two more collections are coming soon – Eating Out and The Choices She Made.

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Join us as we celebrate National Women’s History Month!  Author Carol Butler will visit our Pontiac Branch Library to discuss her book highlighting the career of Fort Wayne’s first woman firefighter, Genois Wilson, Firefighter:  She Dared to be First.   In addition to the book discussion and signing, we will share inspiring stories of events and testimonies that have occurred since the publication in March 2013 of this historic book.

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  • Author Visit – M. Francis Patterson
  • Pontiac Branch Library
  • Tuesday, February 18, 2014
  • 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
  • Free to attend

Author/Musician M. Francis Patterson has been a Writer, Contributor, and/or Managing Editor of Frost Illustrated for over 20 years. He’s worked with some of the most respected performers in the music industry; Frank Johnson, Joyce Lawson, Roger Osborn, and Carl Marshall, just to name a few.

Patterson’s short stories have appeared in Strange, Weird, and Wonderful Magazine, and several anthologies, including The Inanimates I, from Strange, Weird, and Wonderful Publishing.  His first short story collection, A Scandal and Other Things… was released by Black Books Publishing in December of 2013.

A Scandal and Other Things… is an eclectic mix of stories highlighting the bazaar and often unspoken of events within the black experience.  Patterson is a master of observation and his stories leave readers pointing towards real individuals within their own communities who remind them of his characters.

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  • Dan Stockman 2Author Visit:  Dan Stockman
  • Main Library, Meeting Room A
  • February 2, 2014
  • 2:00 pm
  • Free admission

Come join us for a special event on Sunday, February 2.  Local author Dan Stockman will discuss his novel, Brood X, a story of “love, loss and . . . insects.” Pushcart Prize Winner Jack Driscoll praises this novel, stating that “In the quiet fury of his prose, Dan Stockman’s Brood X not only ramps up the intensity of deep longing and loss, but does so with humor and heart, not to mention heartbreak. There are moments of lyricism that mesmerize, characters that enchant, and a story that kept me turning the pages.”

Books will be available for purchase and signing following the presentation.  We hope you’ll join us!

Brood X

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Come join us for a special event on Saturday, February 1.  Local author Dave Long will discuss his children’s adventure novel, Hunt for the Rocky Mountain Marmot.  This book began as an imaginative exercise between Long and his 8-year-old daughter but evolved into a classroom project for her 4th grade class. Together, 25 students helped co-author this children’s thriller. The illustrations were developed by a high school sophomore and edited by a retired English teacher.

Books will be available for purchase and signing following the presentation.  We hope you’ll join us!

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  • Fort WayneAuthor Visit:  Randolph Harter
  • Tecumseh Branch
  • January 16, 2014
  • 7:00 pm
  • Free admission

Come join us for a special event!  Local history buff and collector of vintage Fort Wayne postcards, Randolph Harter will highlight some of the historic postcards included in his new book Fort Wayne.  He will share his insight into our city’s changes since these postcard images were captured.

Books will be available for purchase and signing following the presentation.  We hope you’ll join us!

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