Genesee District Library to host Local Author Showcase this weekend

FLINT, Michigan — Have you ever been able to ask the author the meaning behind a symbol in your favorite novel? Sat down and chatted about the protagonists in your most recent fiction read with the person who wrote the tale? Well, on Saturday, April 29, you'll have the chance to do just that as the Genesee District Library invites the community to the Local Author Showcase at the Grand Blanc-McFarlen branch (515 Perry Rd., Grand Blanc).

The event features meet and greets and book signings with 20 local authors from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Authors of all ages will be showcasing their original work across all genres, styles, and targeted age groups. Whether you’re a fan of fiction, self-help books, memoirs of health journeys, children’s literature, or spooky ghost stories, there’s a story just for you.

“Our community is rich with authors in all genres,” says Kelly Flynn, Community Relations Manager at Genesee District Library. “We are proud to bring them together for this fabulous event.”

Flynn says the annual event is always well-attended. Not only does it provide entertainment and education for readers, but also for those writers interested in becoming published authors, too. “Patrons can chat with authors, learn about the world of publishing, and the writing process,” says Flynn.

Jackie Montague, Community Relations Assistant at Genesee District Library, says “Everyone should stop by. There are so many wonderful authors to meet. There’s really something for everyone.”

Authors that will be featured include:

Chris Berryman (Flying Saucer Visions)
Preston, Landon, and Jaxon Brown (The Dinosaur)
Rhonda Clarke (Armed With Truth: 105 Biblical Promises to Dismantle Mental Strongholds (to Equip You in the Everyday Fight)
Anthony Conte (Genesis: An Oral History of the Apocalypse)
Adela Crandell Durkee (A Ship of Pearl)
Judith Evans (Truth Shall Set you Free: A Journey from Legalism and OCD to Salvation)
Michael G. Farrell (When Perfectionism Isn’t Perfect)
Brenda Hasse (The Haunted Tours of Fenton: The Fenton Ghost Walk Revisited)
Katrina Love (Awaken to Natural Health)
David Scott Smith (Hope This Finds You: Letters From a Friend)
Kathleen Jae (Elanora and the Salt Marsh Mystery)
William M. Murphy (Not for God and Country)
Darla Nagel (Lightening the Shadow: Diagnosing and Living with an Invisible Chronic Illness)
Sgt. Stephanie J. Shannon, B.S. (Battling the Storm Within)
Mel Sharay (Shamu Has Nothing on Hugh!)
Benita Smith (The Life I Live While Waiting to Be Happy)
Kenneth Taylor (Then and Now: My Road to Survival)
Chris Vitarelli (Strong: Survival Road)
Brenda Williams (Moon Doggies: Spacemen and Dinosaurs)
Tayler Wright-Williams (I Like My Lip Balm)

Everyone is welcome to attend the free event. Registration is not required but more event details can be found online here.
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