Save The Date For Local Authors Book Fair Feb. 4

Loacal Authors Book Fair Saturday at Mesa Public Library. Courtesy/LAC

LIBRARY News:

The Library is proud to feature local authors 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 4 in a Local Authors Book Fair in the Upstairs Meeting Rooms at Mesa Public Library.

The Book Fair will appeal to people who love books, people who enjoy shopping locally and aspiring authors themselves.

There will be books on many different topics (such as Searching for Dark Matter with Cosmic Gamma Rays by Dr. Andrea Albert and The Origins and Components of Behaviorology by Dr. Steven Ledoux) and in several genres such as sci-fi from T. Jackson King, middle-grade adventure/mystery from Don Willerton, a memoir from storyteller Kimberly Gotches and a mystery with a “cereal” killer by Mary Maurice.

You’ll be surprised to see how many local people have written books. Their creativity and hard work cannot be overstated. Our local authors have also had to be extremely creative in marketing their wares, holding book-signings at Rose Chocolatier and CB FOX among other places. This one-time Book Fair gives them the opportunity to offer their creations to their neighbors and friends.

The Book Fair also will feature a panel discussion at 1 p.m., with the topic “How I Got My Book Published.” The panelists bring expertise in all forms of publishing, from the traditional route in which a publishing house takes over editing, printing, distribution and marketing, to the newer self-publishing platforms.

Eight authors have confirmed that they will attend. If other authors are interested in participating, call or email Katy Korkos at the Library, 505.662.8247, katherine.korkos@lacnm.us. For more information about library events, check out the events calendar at losalamoslibrary.org.

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