Ever wanted to write a book? We’ve invited twenty local and regional authors, with a range of interests and materials, for a special day. In the morning, our authors will form panels of interest to aspiring authors and readers. Topics will ranges from how to get published, the writing process, marketing, and so much more! Come with questions!
In the afternoon, some authors will read from their work, but others will also be set up for the public to meet, giving everyone a chance to talk with the various authors, as well as purchase and have them sign their works. Light refreshments will be provided at Noon. Everyone is welcome, no registration is required.
Adams is the author of both fiction and nonfiction works. She is also the "Book Whisperer" for the Cuyahoga County Library's Writer's Center, and teaches online courses for the Pennwriters organization.
Blake is the the founder of eLBee Studio, a Cleveland-based visual media company. The internationally published, award-winning journalist, photographer, book author and now independent filmmaker, made her directorial debut in 2018 with the travel documentary “Tripped Up.”
Campisi writes emotion-packed contemporary romance and women's fiction. Her bestselling novel, A Family Affair, has been read by millions around the world and is the first in a series that is now fifteen books deep. Mary has been writing for twenty years and has published more than 35 books.
Christie is the author of Rut-Busting Book for Writers (Mill City Press), Traveling Left of Center and Other Stories (Pixel Hall Press), The Gifts Of Change (Atria/Beyond Words), and numerous short stories and essays. A professional writer, she also teaches writing workshops and is the founder of “Celebrate Short Fiction” Day.
Ferrari grew up in Avon Lake, Ohio, moved to California to work in the movie business, and is back in Ohio where he writes and teaches. His first novel, Born to Fly, won the Delacorte Yearling award. His latest book is Malcolm Devlin and the Shadow of a Hero.
Koerpel is a 25-year director of student and family stage shows and the author of ShowSmarts: The Volunteer’s Guide for Putting on Shows with Kids, an A - Z ‘how to’ that supports the successes of beginning organizers and directors of student theater. Terra is a former Woman Marine journalist, a civilian/military magazine writer, and resident of Avon Lake, Ohio.
Kozak is a writer, musician, Cleveland sports fan, pop culture addict, and fringewatcher. He graduated with a degree in English/Creative Writing from Ohio University and has published one novel. He is currently working on a follow-up collection of stories, White Picket Jungle.
Laforet holds an MAEd and taught in the Cleveland area before raising a family. She is the author of the Being Bree chapter book series for young readers and is involved in many local critique groups. She lives in Avon with her family.
Magold was born and raised in Cleveland, and her years in Northeast Ohio inspired the characters and setting of her novel. She is a retired English teacher, currently writing curriculum for Wynton Marsalis Jazz at Lincoln Center.
Spenzer is an Avon Lake "lifer" who has a passion for writing local history books and performs with Ohio Presidents' Wives. She is currently working on a book about Lake Shore Cemetery in Avon Lake for Arcadia Publishing.
Sagert is a fulltime freelance writer from Lorain, Ohio. She has published 14 books and written five plays, one of which was used as the basis of the Emmy-Award-nominated documentary, Trail Magic: The Grandma Gatewood Story that aired on PBS.
Starr recently moved back to Ohio after living in San Diego, where she published her book Quit ‘Should-ing’ on Yourself, featured at the 2016 LA Times Book Festival and as part of Oprah Winfrey’s Reading Room.