Thursday, September 8th
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Meet local authors and hear about their newest projects. We’ll have a casual meet & greet followed by a panel discussion where you can learn about how they got their start, their writing process, publishing, and more.
Panelists include David Dominé, Carol Preflatish, Ken Brooks, and Hugh Smith.
Visit author booths and complete our passport style game to get a raffle ticket for prizes! Raffle prizes include a $25 Amazon.com gift card and a goodie bag.
David Barksdale & Gregory A. Sekula
Barksdale is a Floyd County Historian and the president of the Floyd County Historical Society. Gregory A. Sekula is the director of the Southern Regional Office of Indiana Landmarks. They co-authored Historic Homes of New Albany, Indiana. Works include These Are The Good Old Days and New Albany in Vintage Postcards.
Brooks is the author of Mama Lacee, a story about an 80 year old woman during the 1920s. Mama Lacee has been the local healer longer than most people have been alive. She’s seen it all… good and bad.
Dominé skillfully draws attention to sites of historical interest and highlights the legacy that has shaped the region’s folk traditions and culinary past. His works include True Ghost Stories and Eerie Legends from America’s Most Haunted Neighborhood and Splash of Bourbon: Kentucky’s Spirit: A Cookbook.
Linda Gugin & Jim St. Clair
Gugin is a Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Indiana University Southeast. St. Clair is a Professor Emeritus of Journalism at IUS. They have co-authored several books, including Indiana’s 200 (1816-2016): The People Who Shaped the Hoosier State and Sherman Minton: New Deal Senator, Cold War Justice.
Michael L. Jones
An award-winning journalist whose written works include Second-Hand Stories: 15 Portraits of Louisville and Louisville Jug Music, which celebrates a form of pre-World War II folk music that was created in Louisville.
Becky Kelley’s work has been featured in many magazines, newspapers, and anthologies. Her latest book, Wineing Your Way Across Kentucky, spotlights the wonderful wineries of Kentucky.
Lynch gives voice to characters who struggle to find healing for their brokenness — and discover solutions to life’s unexpected twists. Her works include Hijacked, Christmas Grace, Opal’s Jubilee, and Christmas Hope.
Set against a fascinatingly real historical backdrop, Markert’s latest novel, A White Wind Blew, raises compelling questions about faith and confession, music and medicine, and the resilience of love. His upcoming novel is The Angels’ Share. Set in Twisted Tree, Kentucky after the end of Prohibition, it’s the story of fathers and sons, of young romance, of revenge and redemption, and the mystery of miracles.
Michael A. Peake
Peake has ancestral Kentucky roots dating back to the early 1780s. He is engaged in numerous projects related to Indiana history, including Civil War genealogy. His latest book is Blood Shed in This War.
Preflatish is the author of five romantic suspense novels and two non-fiction books, including Saved by the Sheriff and A Kitchen Affair. She is currently working on a mystery police procedural series.
An author and psychotherapist, he founded the group Depressed Anonymous. He has authored 12 books on depression and recovery, including Depressed Anonymous and I’ll Do It When I Feel Better.
Thomas is an award-winning writer and poet whose works have appeared in over 40 journals worldwide. Thomas’ books include Lost Stories of the Earth, Southern Indiana Ghost Hunters Chronicles, and Fairy Tale High: The Curse of Blue Raine, among others.