Meet a favorite writer at Aurora's authors fair

Aurora Public Library invites the community to meet dozens of local authors of various genres at the free "Catch a Bunch of Authors Fair" from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at Prisco Community Center, 150 W. Illinois Ave. in Aurora.

A panel discussion, "Scandal: Writing the Mysteries that Shock and Thrill!" will run from 1 to 2 p.m. and feature four popular crime/mystery writers: Julie Ann Walker, romantic suspense; Travis Thrasher, supernatural thrillers; Shane Gericke, crime mysteries; and Amy Alessio, cozy mysteries for adults and teens.

From 2 to 4 p.m., browse the tables of more than 30 authors to learn about their latest releases and upcoming projects.

Meet representatives from Sourcebooks in Naperville and find out about their new titles and upcoming releases. Book sales will be provided by Barnes & Noble, Geneva.

Authors scheduled to appear are: J.P. Brewner, young adult fiction; Luisa Buehler, fiction, mystery; Jim Cherry, fiction and nonfiction; Tracey Devlyn, fiction, romance; Ann E. Funck, nonfiction; Susan Furlong-Bollinger, fiction, mystery; Bernadette Hanson, nonfiction; Laura Hawks, fiction, romance; Jo Fredell Higgins, fiction and nonfiction; Victoria Hyla, fiction, romance; J.M. Janik, fiction, urban fantasy; Robin Johnson, nonfiction; Tom Klisiewicz, nonfiction; Vanessa M. Knight, fiction and romance; Thelonious Legend, young adult fiction; Amy Joy Lutchen, fiction, fantasy.

Also, Michael Matula, fiction, mystery and horror; M.E. May, fiction and mystery; Flor de Azucena Mitchell, Spanish; Joan K. Moore, children's picture books; Sue Myers, fiction, mystery; Chris Petersen, fiction; Jennifer Rae, fiction; Patricia Rockwell, fiction, mystery; Richard Roye, nonfiction; Evelyn Sanders-Walker, children's picture books; Ruth Silver, young adult fiction.

Also, Dawn Staszak, nonfiction; Dana Simone Stovall, nonfiction; Sondra Sula, nonfiction; Liz Tolsma, fiction and inspirational romance; Dena Tyson, children's picture books, fiction; D.R. VerValin, fiction, historical; Dwayne D. Williams, nonfiction; and Jerilyn Willin, fiction and nonfiction.

For information, call (630) 264-4100.

  Amy Alessio, shown with her book, "Taking the High Ground," will speak at the "Catch a Bunch of Authors Fair" on Saturday, Sept. 6. George LeClaire/, 2013
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