Plainwell library hosts local author fair
In celebration of National Library Week Ransom District Library is holding a Local Author Fair on Thursday, April 17, 2014 from 6 -8 p.m.
Whether you’re an avid reader or an aspiring writer, this is an excellent opportunity to meet and chat with published authors. Nancy’s Kitchen will cater the event.
The authors listed below have registered and will have books available to purchase and sign.
Sharron Becker Ansell
Sharron is a retired elementary educator who loves to read children's stories. She has read thousands of stories to her students over the past 41 years of teaching. Thus, was inspired to write the books; “Seagulls, Snails and Whale Tales,” “Timothy the Turtle,” “Shoe-riffic Jokes,” and is working on “The Best Pug Ever.”
Her debut novel, “Blood Ties Book One: The Turning,” made the USA Today Bestsellers list in 2006. Armintrout's Blood Ties series has been published in five countries, with the first volume making USA Today's top 150 book list.
Bacon holds a B.A. in English from Cedarville University. A long-time believer in the power of alternative health treatments, she began writing the first chapter of “Illegally Innocent,” then called “Smuggling,” during her final semester at Cedarville.
Brockmeyer is a romance writer and currently up to her eyeballs in an awesome contemporary romance manuscript.
Suzanne Brockway (Author) & John McNees (Illustrator)
Author and illustrator of “Memoirs of the Pet Sitter,” which includes comic strips and text.
Brian writes science fiction, fantasy, and horror fiction. He’s published more than twenty short stories. His first novel, “Aquarius Rising: In the Tears of God,” was named a finalist in the science fiction category of the 2014 Electronic Publishing Industry Coalition (EPIC) eBook awards.
Dr. Morry Edwards
Dr. Morry Edwards, Ph.D. Director of Mind-Body Connections Program, Center for Cancer Care, Goshen IN and Director of Psychological Services, Kalamazoo Hematology and Oncology, Kalamazoo, MI and author of poetry and self-help books.
Her publications include dozens of print and online journals, five books of poetry, and inclusion in several anthologies. She was the winner of the 2010 Shaw Prize for poetry. She was also a (Kalamazoo) Community Literary Award winner for poetry.
P.L. Klein has been writing for publication since 2010. Besides being a prolific author of romance, paranormal, mystery and suspense, she is a gifted Watercolorist, pen and ink illustrator and pencil sketch artist.
Brian Mott is a children’s author. He wrote his first book, “Monsters Do Not Know Tae Kwon Do,” to build confidence in his daughters, who feared monsters. Brian lives in Michigan with his wife, twin daughters, and a beagle.
Her debut novel, “Real Life & Liars,” was a Target "Breakout" pick and a "Great Lakes, Great Reads" selection by the Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association. Independent booksellers honored “The Life You’ve Imagined,” as an IndieNext “Notable” book. “Things We Didn't Say,” was named a Midwest Connections pick of the Midwest Booksellers Association.
“Shadows from the Fire,” is her first published book, though she has written countless other tales since early childhood. Theresa grew up in rural Michigan and earned her Bachelor degree from Kendall College of Art and Design.
Sandy is Plainwell's local historian and has shared her expertise with thousands during her years at Plainwell's Ransom District Library. She has also supplied local newspapers and various publications with articles on Plainwell's history. She is the co-author of “Otsego and Plainwell (MI) (Images of America).”
Sally began writing after brain surgery and a long, ongoing recovery brought her information technology career to a halt. Struggling with head pain, facial paralysis, and single-sided deafness, she turned to writing to capture her life-changing experience.
She is the author of “Dust to Flesh: The Beginning of the End,” a YA paranormal romance, historical novel being sold on Amazon.com and Barnes and Nobles (the Nook). She resides in Plainwell with her husband and three little princesses.
Swift is Kalamazoo writer of history, mystery, journal and erotic fiction. Her titles include history works “Henderson Castle-Kalamazoo’s Legacy,” “Jessie’s Castle,” “Legacy of Five Wives,” contemporary mystery work “Deadly Game,” “Chosen Species-A Metaphysical Journey,” and “Stories for Sexy Seniors.”
As a retired acupuncturist, Christina enjoys writing about the physical science, the emotional workings of our mind and heart, and the spiritual energy that taps into our passions. She has written the thrillers, “Chemical Attraction,” and “Chemical Reaction,” as well as the romantic adventure, “The Trucker’s Cat.”
Richard R. Ueck
The author of “Remembering the Porcupine Mountains,” a collection of true stories from the Porcupine Mountains in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan where man and nature collided.
Hans Van Kuilenburg
Author of “The Silent Heroes: A Memoir of Holland During World War II,” a true story of heroism, survival, and resistance by ordinary people living during extraordinary times.