We are pleased to have been invited again to two local book and author events. March 18 at 11:30 we can be found at the Paseo Verde Library near the Green Valley Ranch in Henderson. The event:
Join Henderson Libraries as we celebrate writers in our community! Meet a wide variety of local authors, as well as NY Times Bestselling writer, Sylvia Day!
Meet Dr. Andy Nixon and 60 more authors from the Vegas valley who write in a variety of genres, from poetry and memoirs, to crime novels, inspirational stories, and everything in between. Dr. Nixon will have both his books on display, 50 Shades of Grades, My Journey Through Wacademia, a hilarious look at his life, and his best selling historical novel, Three Lives of Peter Novak about a boy born into poverty in 1889 Bosnia, and grows up to become an accidental agent for the United States Government.
Session 1 is from 10-11:30 a.m.
Session 2 is from 12-1:30 p.m.
Sessions followed by an exclusive appearance and book-signing by award-winning romance writer, Sylvia Day, at 2 p.m.
We will also be at the Spring Book Fling, held at the Clark County main library on Flamingo Road March 25.
We’ll be among the 100 authors on hand to discuss our work.
“What’s great is that we are concentrating on local and regional authors,” said Julie Okabayashi, a district scheduling specialist. “A lot of them are first-time authors or are self-published authors, and so don’t have the marketing support they would have from a major publisher.”
The fair benefits both authors and readers, she said, in the sharing of ideas — “finding out what the hot trends are, from just being out in the community. It’s a community-oriented and community-spirited event. That’s really what it’s all about.”
Okabayashi said previous fairs have involved writers’ workshops, but “we’re giving the writers a break this year.” Instead, there will be three sources of entertainment. One will be a celebrity author panel from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the panel made up of eight people who have either written books about themselves as entertainers or who have written about entertainers: Cathy Scott, Elaine McNamara, Beverly Washburn, Lawrence Montaigne, Denny Miller, Don Hill, Jeanne Brei and Jayne Amelia Larson.
Okabayashi said she expects the panel members’ exchanges to be free-flowing.
“It’s going to be a mixed bag,” she said. “They’re going to talk about their books; some of them have written fiction books and some have written memoirs. So why the decision to write a biography? What inspired them to write? What it’s like working with the rich and famous and being a rich and famous person yourself?”
We hope you’ll come by to say hello at both local events.