Local Author Showcase

Local Author Showcase Event

Join us for the Nevada County Community Library’s first Local Author Showcase

Saturday, October 20th from 11 a.m to 2:00 pm

 @ the Madelyn Helling Library  

Open to all 

Refreshments will be available 

11:00 am - 12:00 pm - Molly Fisk, Nevada County's Poet Laureate, will kick off the event with reading selections from her work in the Library's Collaborative Technology Center classroom.  Fisk is appearing courtesy of the Nevada County Arts Council.  Lori Burkhart-Frank will moderate a panel discussion, "From Paper to Published in Nevada County."  Panelists will include Fisk; Josh Weil, 2017 winner of the California Book Award for Fiction; award-winning young adult novelist Kim Culbertson; and Leslie Rivers of Sierra Muses Press.  Topics include what it's like to be a writer in Nevada County, resources available to authors, and traditional and emerging trends for publishing.

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm - Gene Albaugh Community Room will host dozens of local authors who will be available to discuss their work and sign copies of their books for purchase.  Participating authors write for all ages - adults, teens, and children.  They represent a wide variety of genres and perspectives, including local history, self-help, humor, nature, poetry, historical fiction, romance, and mysteries.

For further information, please contact Laura Pappani, Grass Valley Branch Manager, at (530) 470-2692.

List of Participating Authors

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Judith AshleyJudith Ashley photoLearn more about author Judith Ashley


Gene BersonGene Berson photoLearn more about author Gene Berson

Jenifer BlissJenifer Bliss photoLearn more about author Jenifer Bliss

Kim CulbertsonKim Culbertson photoLearn more about author Kim Culbertson

Gerald DoaneGerald Doane author photoLearn more about author Gerald Doane

Helen DouglasHelen Douglas PhotoLearn more about author Helen Douglas

Jordan Fisher SmithJordan Fisher Smith photoLearn more about author Jordan Fisher Smith

Molly FiskMoly Fisk PhotoLearn more about author Molly Fisk

Linda HorningLinda Horning photoLearn more about author Linda Horning

Harmony LawsonHarmony Lawson photoLearn more about author Harmony Lawson

Patt Lind-KylePatt Lind-KyleLearn more about author Patt-Lind-Kyle

Iven LourieIven Lourie photoLearn more about author Iven Lourie

Gage McKinneyGage McKinney photoLearn more about author Gage McKinney


Sharon NgSharon Ng photoLearn more about author Sharon Ng

Suellen OceanSuellen Ocean photoLearn more about author Suellen Ocean

Ralph ParishRalph Parish photoLearn more about author Ralph Parish

Judie RaeJudy Rae photoLearn more about author Judie Rae

Leslie Rivers

Leslie Rivers photoLearn more about author Leslie Rivers

Randy L. Scott Randy Scott photoLearn more about author Randy L. Scott

Shauna SmithShauna Smith photoLearn more about author Shauna Smith

Hock TjoaHock Tjoa photoLearn more about author Hock Tjoa

Theresa VivancoTheresa Vivanco photoLearn more about author Theresa Vivanco

Laurie WatkinsLaurie Watkins photoLearn more about author Laurie Watkins