More than 25 authors to attend book festival

Published 9:28 am Wednesday, September 16, 2015

More than 25 writers of various kinds of books will be on hand at the Washington Parish Library 2015 Book Festival, set for Saturday, Sept. 19, from 10 a.m. until 2 pm. at the Franklinton Library Branch, located at 825 Free St. in Franklinton.

The four featured authors will give brief lectures inside the library. The remaining guest authors will be out on the lawn under tents and some will speak briefly or — in the case of children’s books authors — may read from one of their books.

The largest group of guest authors is from the non-fiction genre, and their works include several books on local and regional history. The writers are Rhonda Gunell, Lynne Adams Barze, Eva Baham, Sally Thigpen Law, Wayla Dudley, T. C. Elliott; and three of the four featured authors — C. Howard Nichols, Gary L. Stewart and Dr. Samuel Hyde, Jr.

The other featured author, Erica Spindler, is considered a writer of the romantic thriller; with other guest writers Teresa A. LaRue, mystery writer; Rebbecca Abernathy a.k.a. KittyWolfSpirit, romance writer; Wuanita Talley, romance/fantasy; and Josephine Templeton, urban fantasy.

The children’s book authors scheduled to appear are Rosemary Smith, Lynda Deninger, Lenell Levy Melancon and the duo, James and Rachel Harper.

In the Christian/inspirational category are authors Elizabeth Hilby and Bren Daniels, joined by Mary Beth Magee, who is designated as a writer of mystery/Christian.

Fiction writers include Amy Conner, Stacey Abernathy, Michelle Green and Becky Guerin (C. R. Moore). Lyn Gibson is a writer of horror and Melinda Taliancich Falgoust is a writer of juvenile fiction and adult fiction.

Information about the authors and their latest books can be found on the “Washington Parish Library 2015 Book Festival” page on Facebook.

Additional children’s activities will be outside, along with the Washington Parish Reading Council, which will have free books for children. The LSU Ag Center is also planning a cooking demonstration.

Concessions will be available and door prizes will be awarded at the conclusion of the festival.

For more information, contact 985-839-7805.