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Local Author Fair

local-author-fair-logo.pngThe Local Author Fair will be held on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015 from 1-4 p.m. in the Western Service Center atrium, adjacent to the Galaxy Library, 14955 Galaxie Ave., Apple Valley.

The Local Author Fair 2015 is an opportunity for authors and book creators to showcase their work, discuss and sell their books, network with one another and learn more about writing and the publishing business. Forty local authors will be present throughout the day to showcase their talent and offer books for sale.

Dakota County Library is proud to present Minnesota native, Benjamin Percy, author of The Dead Lands, Red Moon and The Wilding, and short stories Refresh, Refresh and The Language of Elk, as the keynote speaker for this Fair. Percy’s works are widely published by Esquire, GQ and Time and performed on radio and at Broadway’s Symphony Space. Hear Percy speak at 1 p.m. on the main stage.

The Loft Literary Center is presenting two sessions of two different workshops from 2–4 p.m. All are welcome to attend. Learn about making a Creative Writing Sampler from presenter Brian Malloy or discover the style needed to Write for Newspapers and Magazines by presenter Gail Rosenblum. LocalAuthorHandout.pdfDownload a Local Author Fair brochure.

Books sales and prize drawings will be held throughout the day.

2015 Local Author Fair participants

Daniel Adorno
The Blade Heir
Genre: Fiction, SciFi/Fantasy
Audience: Adult, Teen

 
 
Leslie Levine Adler
Jewish Luck
Genre: Nonfiction, Biography
Audience: Adult
 
 
 ​Rachel Anding
Dark Heart, Volume 2
Genre: Fiction, SciFi/Fantasy
Audience: Adult, Teen
 
 
Doug Lewandowski
Woman River
Genre: Nonfiction, Memoir
Audience: Adult
 
 
​Loveleen Bahl
Herbert the Flying Blue Pig
Genre: Fiction, Picture book
Audience: Children
 
 
Jeff Lozano
Paws on Ice
Genre: Fiction
Audience: Children
 
 
Eileen Beha
The Secrets of Eastcliff-by-the-Sea
Genre: Fiction
Audience: Children
 
Craig MacIntosh
Wolf’s Vendetta
Genre: Fiction, Mystery
Audience: Adult
 
Beth Blair
The Unofficial Guide to Mall of America
Genre: Nonfiction, Travel
Audience: Adult
 
 
Patrick Mader
Minnesota Gold: Conversations with Northland Athletes Competing on the World Stage
Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction
Audience: Adult, Teen, Children
 
 
Marlais Olmstead Brand
The Hungry Coast
Genre: Fiction
Audience: Adult
 
 
Judy McConnell
A Penny, A Kiss
Genre: Nonfiction, Memoir
Audience: Adult, Teen
 
Jeffrey Burton
The Lynch Pin
Genre: Fiction
Audience: Adult
 
 
Vicki Mickelson
Under the Crumbling Stars
Genre: Nonfiction, Poetry, Memoir
Audience: Teen, Adult


The Children’s Book Illustrators Guild of Minnesota
Classic Nursery Rhymes
Genre: Fiction, Picture book
Audience: Teen, Children


 
 
Alan Miller
My Name Is Toby
Genre: Fiction, Picture book
Audience: Youth, Teen, Adult
 
Heidi Collotzi
The Secret of Avonoa
Genre: Fiction, Scifi/Fantasy
Audience: Teen
 
 
D.B. Moon
He’s Either Dead or In St. Paul
Genre: Fiction, Mystery
Audience: Adult
 
 
Catherine Dehdashti
Roseheart
Genre: Fiction
Audience: Adult
 
Phyllis Moore
Pegasus Colony
Genre: Fiction, SciFi
Audience: Adult, Teen
 
David Fingerman
Two Degrees Closer to Hell
Genre: Fiction, Mystery, Speculative Fiction
Audience: Adult
 
 
​Steven Muenzer
Farewell Berlin
Genre: Fiction, Historical
Audience: Adult
 
Angeline Fortin
(Paula Miller)
Love in the Time of a Highland Laird
Genre: Fiction, Romance
Audience: Adult, Teen
 
Adam Nicolai
Alex
Genre: Fiction, Mystery, SciFi
Audience: Adult
 
Gordon Fredrickson
Farm Country Moments
Genre: Fiction
Audience: Adult, Teen, Children
 
 
John Otte
The Hive
Genre: Fiction, SciFi
Audience: Adult, Teen
 
 
Ron Greiner
North, South, East,
West by Water
Genre: Nonfiction, Travel
Audience: Adult
 
 
Gregg Proteaux
Attitudes at Every Altitude
Genre: Nonfiction, Humor
Audience: Adult, Teen
 
Donna Herbison
Through My Eyes:
Women of the Bible
Genre: Historical Fiction
Audience: Adult, Teen
 
 
Cat Schield
Because of the Baby...
Genre: Fiction, Romance
Audience: Adult
 
Charlotte Hubbard
The Christmas Cradle
Genre: Fiction, Romance
Audience: Adult, Teen
 
 
Lizbeth Selvig
The Bride Wore Red Boots
Genre: Fiction, Romance
Audience: Adult
 
Dr. Syed Arshad Husain &
A. Darius Husain
Road Map to Power
Genre: Nonfiction, Self-Help
Audience: Adult

 
THEAQ LLC. Publishing (Heather Zeissler)
Bedtime for Baby Mouse
Genre: Fiction, Picture book
Audience: Adult, Teen, Children
Terry Kerber
Major Taylor, the Inspiring Story of a Black Cyclist and the Men who Helped Him Achieve Worldwide Fame
Genre: Nonfiction, History
Audience: Adult
 
Erik Therwanger
The Goal Formula
Genre: Nonfiction, Self-Help, Leadership, Sales
Audience: Adult
 
 
Susan Koefod
Burnt Out
Genre: Fiction, Mystery
Audience: Adult
 
Kristin Van Risseghem
The Guardian, a Sword, & Stilettos
Genre: Fiction, SciFi/Fantasy
Audience: Teen
 
 
Joe Krogman
Stuff of Nightmares
Genre: Fiction, Mystery
Audience: Adult
 
 
Stacy Raye Waibel
Rudy O’Tooty
Genre: Educational Picture Books
Audience: Children
 
 

 

 

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