I brought a whole bunch of books to AuthorFest in Round Lake Beach today, and I came home with quite a few less.
The crowds were great, too. Super supportive and big fans of books: everything from financial guides to high fantasy to the depths of horror.
Couldn’t make it out today? Check out some of the participating authors’ books, and maybe buy a one or two online:
- Edison Blake (UNDEAD VIKINGS IN LOVE)
- Robb Chase (BROKEN DAGGER)
- Cheryl Stevens Clark & John Reed Clark (SORROW’S ASHES)
- Michelle Cox (A GIRL LIKE YOU)
- Edward J. Denecke (WHAT HAPPENS AT SCHOOL WHEN YOU’RE NOT THERE?)
- Dennis Depcik (WOULDN’T IT BE SOMETHING)
- David John Ford (CONFESSIONS OF A SMALL TOWN MINISTER)
- Elizabeth Harmon (GETTING IT BACK)
- Scot Hodkiewicz (GETTING TO HEAVEN BY GOING THROUGH HELL)
- Margie Mack (MY SHIP HAS SAILS)
- Jonathan Masters (THE THROWAWAY KIDS)
- M.E. May (UNSCRUPULOUS)
- M.P. McDonald (CAPTURE: A CRIME THRILLER)
- Sue Myers (DECEPTION)
- Dawn Napier (STORYLAND)
- Eleonora Nowak-Serwanski (PACHA: THE DOG WHO CHANGED MY LIFE)
- Papa V (EDISON THE CHRISTMAS ELF)
- Judith Rolfs (NEVER TOMORROW)
- Nora Rose (GABRIEL’S JOURNEY)
- G.C. Rosenquist (THE TALL TALES OF STARMAN STEVE)
- Mark Spreyer (NATURAL DIGRESSIONS)
- Christine Verstraete (LIZZIE BORDEN, ZOMBIE HUNTER)
- Jill Walsh (WHO ARE YOU?)
- John Wasik (THE DEBT-FREE DEGREE: HOW TO ELIMINATE COLLEGE DEBT AT EVERY STEP)
- Andra Watkins (NOT WITHOUT MY FATHER)
- Jeffrey Westhoff (THE BOY WHO KNEW TOO MUCH)
Made possible by This Old Book in Grayslake, event proceeds from AuthorFest are going toward the Bradbury-Carnegie Center‘s mission to reopen Ray Bradbury’s childhood library at 1 North Sheridan Road.
At age 14, Bradbury moved with his family from Waukegan to Los Angeles, leaving behind the library that fueled so many of his short stories and features in SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES.
The library is one of the few remaining monuments to one of the 20th century’s greatest storytellers and the Center is committed to transforming the vacant building into a museum preserving Bradbury’s life and career.
So if you came out today, you supported a great cause. Well two, really: preserving Bradbury’s legacy and grassroots storytelling. If you couldn’t make it, stay tuned for the next opportunity. There will be more.