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The Independence Public Library will host an Author Fair Saturday afternoon, April 29th.
are invited to meet and greet eight amazing Indie authors. They will
have books for sale and signing and swag to give away. These authors
will be happy to discuss their writing process with you and answer
This informal author signing is free and open to the
public in the Community Room from 1:00-4:00 pm.
include Amanda Maxlyn, Bria Starr, Grace Augustin, JM Nash, Jules
Dixon, KJ Farnham, Michele Shriver, and Leia Madison.
IPL would like
to especially thank Lara, DeAnn, and Polly for arranging and hosting
this event. For more
information, please call 319-334-2470, find the library on Facebook, or the Indies in Independence Facebook event page.
Starr grew up in a small town in Minnesota and continues to live
there with her husband and two kids. She’s a stay at home mom who
is very close with her family, loves junk food, and is always cold.
Her favorite things include reading books, writing, listening to
music, and watching too many movies.
known author, Grace Augustine, was born in Shelby, Montana and grew
up in Cut Bank, Montana (dubbed as The Coldest Spot in the Nation).
Her work career has taken her from title and abstracting to
administrative assistant church work to co-owning a small town weekly
newspaper to her current profession as a floral designer.
thinks of herself as a "Jill" of most trades and is not
afraid to learn new things. "If you can't learn something new
each day, there's something wrong," she says.
ideas for her Acorn Hills series stem from her growing up years as
well as the issues she has had to overcome along the way. "I've
developed a new romance category...for the over 50 crowd...I'm
calling it the salt and pepper genre. My books deal with real life
issues, overcoming adversity, maintaining a positive outlook, and so
much more. Just because we are 50 yrs old or older doesn't mean that
life stops. We all still want attention and affection and adventure!
We want to experience all life has to offer. We use our age as wisdom
to share with those around us. We are sexual,sensual, and sensible,"
was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in July of 2003. Her thoughts
on that "It may slow me down, but if I can at all do it, I will.
Sitting and feeling sorry for yourself isn't the answer...living your
life with an open, joy-filled heart is."
Nash was born in Portland, Oregon, but raised in SW Missouri. She
found her love for reading and writing at a young age. Writing her
first story in 6th grade for a class project. And the love grew from
there. She is a contemporary romance author who adds a little twist
in her stories.
Her favorite time of the year is fall. And when she is not writing or
reading, she is enjoying some down time at the pool, river or lake
with her friends and family. If she could she would go barefoot all
the time, but the next best thing would be flip flops. She will
openly admit she is not a girly girl. She loves to wear her hair up
in messy buns, with t-shirts, jeans and a hoodie. She loves the fall,
pumpkins, and bonfires.
sock collector, martini connoisseur, baseball fanatic, and dandelion
lover, author Jules Dixon is a living testament to the genius of
sugar and caffeine being able to keep a human alive. She’s addicted
to everything related to the amazing emotion of love, probably
instigated by her own happily ever after of 25 years with her
beer-brewing hubby. Their own love story created a sassy, artistic
daughter and a computer genius but ultra-sarcastic son.
explores the rich psychology of sexuality, choices, and conflicts of
high school, college, and young adult characters with sizzle and
humor in her novels and novellas. She’s a busy writer, and she
and raised in a suburb of Milwaukee, K. J. Farnham now resides in
western Wisconsin. She is currently working on a sequel to "Click
Date Repeat." Farnham loves hearing from readers.
her at www.kjfarnham.com.
is from Iowa where she resides with her Husband and beautiful
daughter. She has a spoiled yellow lab, a drama queen papillon &
two ginger cats. She loves to swim and ride bikes, both of the motor
and pedal versions. She is an avid fisher-woman and gardener.
Shriver is an International bestselling author of women's fiction and
contemporary romance. Her books feature flawed-but-likeable
characters in real-life settings. She's not afraid to break the
rules, but never stops believing in happily ever after. Michele
counts among her favorite things a good glass of wine, a hockey game,
and a sweet and sexy book boyfriend, not necessarily in that order.