It’s tonight! See you at the Local Author Open House

2016-local-author-open-house-flier-for-authors-1-1(Hope to see you there! T.W. Fendley)

We eat local, we shop local, so let’s read local! Don’t miss the St. Charles City-County Library District’s Local Author Open House! At this one- of-a-kind event,more than 100 local authors will be gathered in one place to sell and autograph their books, and to talk to visitors about how they got their start.

The 2016 Local Author Open House, now in its 8th year, will take place on Thursday, November 17 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Spencer Road Branch, 427 Spencer Road, St. Peters, MO 63376.

“This gathering of so many local authors in one place, is an event that you will not find anywhere else in the area,” said St. Charles City- County Library District Adult Services Manager Sara Nielsen. “We are excited to be able to help people discover the many authors that live right here in our own community.”

The St. Charles City-County Library District offers a special collection that features the work of local authors. This collection is housed at the Middendorf-Kredell Branch, or you can browse and reserve a title online. To access the collection online, go to and select “Local Author Collection.”

Refreshments will be provided, and attendance prizes will be given out. Register online at or call the Spencer Road Branch at 636-441-0522.


Participating authors include:

Fedora Amis – Mayhem at Buffalo Bill’s Wild West
Peggy Archer – Name That Dog! Puppy Poems from A to Z Linda Austin – Battlefield Doc: Memoirs of a Korean WarCombat Medic
Bradley Bates – Trinity
Jessica Marie Baumgartner – Embracing Entropy Stephanie Bearce – Stan Musial
Jenny Beilsmith – The Change: Insights into Self Empowerment
Chris Bostic – Savage Hills
John Bryant – Something of an Ordinary Life
Marvin Byrd – Make it Plain – Keys to being a successful high school student
Lynn Cahoon – A Story to Kill
Ann Chandonnet – Barn Raisings and Cemetery Cleanings:Frolics, Bees & Other Old Time Occasions for Good Food
Steven Clark – The Saint Louisans
Brad R. Cook – Iron Zulu, book II of The Iron Chronicles

Victoria Cosner – Missouri’s Mad Doctor McDowell:

Confederates, Cadavers and Macabre Medicine
Liz Costanzo – Morrison – Flashback
James Creighton – Shark Bait: The “Misadventures” of an

Oceanic Ferry Pilot
Cindy Cummins – Game Day: 50 Fun Spirit Fleece Projects to Sew
Suzanne DeWitt Hall – Rumplepimple
Eileen P. Duggan – The Not-Ready-for-Juilliard Players

Donna Duly Volkenannt – Chicken Soup for the Soul Angels and Miracles

Sally Ember, Ed.D. – This Is/Is Not the Way I Want Thingsto Change, Volume III, The Spanners Series

Jeanne Felfe – The Art of Healing – A Novel

T.W. Fendley – The Labyrinth of Time
Greg and Sharon Fletcher – Tools For Living Kristen Flood – Seeking Incandescence

William Flowers – William Flowers: Reflections Upon My First 3 Decades

Bridget Fogarty – Where My Heart Has Always Been Cherita Ford – Leo, A Different World
Frank Fuszner – Kamikaze Apocalypse

Shyona Gaines – Broken
Marcia Gaye – Times They Were a’Changing Lindsey Gendke – Ending the Pain: A True Story of Overcoming Depression
Linda Gilman – The Suffragette Takes a Husband
Judith Golightly – Billy’s Story – Every Parent’s Nightmare -The Loss of a Child
Ellen Harlie – Through Hell and out the other side
C.S. Hart – WindStone:The Secrets Within
Ann Hazelwood – Josephine’s Guest House Quilt
Judith Hennessey – First Rodeo
Mark Henrikson – Origins: Discovery
Michael Henry – GHosts of St. Charles
Bonney Hogue Patterson – The Devil Came to Town and the Angels Follow
Emily Humpherys – The Dark Ferret Society
D.L. Jenkinson – Faraway
Lisa Kelly – The Men We Became: More Echoes From the End Zone
Valerie Battle Kienzle – What ‘s With St. Louis?
Debbie Manber Kupfer – P.A.W.S.
Robert Lampros – Intended Consequences
Louis Launer – Townies’ Turn: Molly’s Challenge
S. Courtney Lawson – Parenting Through The Mirror
Lyssa Layne – My Calling
Dee Livers – Eva and Boo at the St. Louis Zoo
Terri Luckey – Kayndo Ring of Defense
Marita Malone – My Mother My Daughter: A Memoir
Ross Malone – Missouri’s Forgotten Heroes
Amalyn Martin – Max and Mila at the Beach
Jim Merkel – The Colorful Characters of St. Louis
Bryce Meyer – Of Oceans and Rivers, Fishes and Whales II C. David Milles – Legacy
Jim Mosquera – 2020
Sheree and Russell Nielsen – Folly Beach Dances
Jay Noel – Iron Warrior
Linda O’Connell – Chicken Soup Living with Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias
Chad Odom – The Last Archide: Warlord of Navarus Author’s Edition
Nancy Olson – Karmen’s Krazy Khristmas

Ellen Parker – Stare Down
Brian Peterson – Dragon’s Flight: Book III – Still Waters Mark Pitts – The Good Shepherd and the Baaaad Sheep

Piper Punches – 60 Days
Robert Reason – SUCCESSFUL Sales People Listen To REASON
Rory Riddler – The Bitter Divide
Sioux Roslawski – Chicken Soup for the Soul: Be the Best You Can Be
Rebekah Ross – Nancy’s Numbers
Saturday Writers – Elements in Writing: Anthology #9

Tandy and Makenzie Schaller – Little Red Conquers Her Fear of Flying
Claudia Shelton – Slater’s Leverage
Angela Skurtu – Pre-Marital Counseling: A Guide for Clinicians
Christy Smith – Forever and Always
William Spradley – Cold Trail
Alaina Stanford – The Price of Magic, Hypnotic Journey Book 6
Vicki Stewart – Children from the Light, Book Four in the

Tori Cooper Novels
Jennifer Stolzer – Dog Park
Di Storm – YES SIR!
Doyle Suit – Baker Mountain
IZORA SUMMERS – Breaking the Silence from Shame: My Journey
Cleve Sylcox – Recluse-David Winter Mysteries
Victoria Szulc – Revenge and Machinery
Steven Thomas – Aloha, Lugosi!
Kimbra Townsend – My Neighbor’s a Real Turkey, Neighbor Series
Nancy Jo Van Hook – My Intimate Journey To Self Pat Wahler – Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Gratitude
Ken Wheeler – Dead Spaces
Fred Wolf – Alexander the Good Dragon



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