Because books make great gifts, a group of local writers will host three Authors’ Night signing events during the 2013 holiday season.
The first Authors’ Night will be held at Fisherman’s Inn, one of the Eastern Shore’s landmark restaurants, on Thursday, December 5, from 7-9PM. Monetary donations for The Star Democrat’s A Brighter Christmas Fund will be accepted at this kickoff event, as will the donation of new toys for Adopt-A-Bear Queen Anne’s. Fisherman’s Inn will be serving in the dining room and bar areas as usual. Local authors selling and signing their books include:
LAURA AMBLER co-wrote the young adult novel BIG SKYE RANCH and illustrated the children’s picture books in the Tank Series: THE FISH TANK, THE TURTLE TANK, AND THE RAT TANK. ROBERT BIDINOTTO is the author of HUNTER, which became the #1 Amazon Kindle bestseller in “Mysteries & Thrillers” and “Romantic Suspense,” and a Wall Street Journal “Top Ten Fiction Ebook.” MALA BURT’s first novel, A DREAM ACROSS TIME, won a Foreward Magazine “Book of the Year” award, as did the sequel, A CIRCLE OF DREAMS. NICK HOXTER’s three books take you on A WALK BACK IN TIME with his account of GROWING UP ON KENT ISLAND in the 1940’s and through present day historical explorations in NICK HOXTER’S KENT ISLAND, THE FINAL VISIT TO THE ISLAND OF YESTERDAY: FEATURING TALES OF THE THREE OLDE ISLANDERS. KENTON KILGORE’s two-part novel, DRAGONTAMER’S DAUGHTERS, breaks new ground in the young adult fantasy genre. BRENT LEWIS’ books are REMEMBERING KENT ISLAND: STORIES OF THE CHESAPEAKE and A HISTORY OF THE KENT ISLAND VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT. MARK LIDINSKY’s first historical fiction novel in his KENT ISLAND MYSTERIES series is CAPTAIN BOYLE’S TREASURE. The second, THE HEADLESS OYSTERMAN, has just been released. JERRY SWEENEY has written six books including CRASHING INTO SUNRISE, YO COLUMBIA! And WIZARD HO!, the fifth in THE COLUMBIAD series that follows one family through the 20th Century.
The second Authors’ Night will be held at the Centreville Branch of the Queen Anne’s County library on Wednesday December 11, from 7-9 pm. Participating authors at this event include ROBERT BIDINOTTO, KENTON KILGORE, BRENT LEWIS, MARK LIDINSKY, and JERRY SWEENEY, along with SUSAN JONES, the creator of WORDS’WORTH’S VOCABULARY VERSE A TO Z AND BACK AGAIN: A RHYMING ROMP THROUGH THE ALPHABET, SUSAN REISS, an award-winning television writer/producer who has written TARNISHED SILVER, the first in a new murder mystery series set on the Eastern Shore, and the award-winning photographer WILSON WYATT, author of a new tabletop book of regional photography, CHESAPEAKE VIEWS – CATCHING THE LIGHT and the executive editor of THE DELMARVA REVIEW, a regional literary journal.
The final Authors’ Night of the 2013 holiday season will be at the Kent Island Library on Thursday, December 18 from 6-8 pm. This event, designed for those last minute shoppers will include ROBERT BIDINOTTO, NICK HOXTER, SUSAN JONES, KENTON KILGORE, BRENT LEWIS, MARK LIDINSKY, SUSAN REISS, JERRY SWEENEY and WILSON WYATT. JOSEPH B. ROSS Jr., the author of ARUNDEL BURNING: THE MARYLAND OYSTER ROAST FIRE OF 1956 and his new book, IN THE SHADOWS OF THE FLAMES: BALTIMORE’S 1968 APRIL RIOTS will also be in attendance.
Come join us.