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November 20th, 2009
Library shines light on Texas literature

TXAUTHShelley Seale, author of The Weight of Silence: Invisible Children of India is one of the featured speakers at the sixth annual Texas Author Day.


The San Marcos Public Library, 625 East Hopkins Street, will host more than 40 Texas authors and illustrators Sunday from 2-5 p.m.

The writers and illustrators will be there to sign books and chat with fans. Whether you are a fan of mysteries, horror stories, memoirs, children’s literature, history, poetry or popular fiction, you will find the genre represented at the library’s sixth annual Texas Author Day.

Visiting authors and illustrators include Lois Fowler Barrett, Ann Bell, Don Blevins, Joyce G. Bradshaw, Mary Brand, Diana Castilleja, T.L. Criser, Dotti Enderle, Diane Fanning, Marsha Gibson, Veronique Zehnder Hahn, Martha Hannah, Larry Dowell, Phil Irwin, Laurie E. Jasinski, Varian Johnson, Jacqueline Kelly, Allan C. Kimball, Juliette Kroeger, Roxolin B. Krueger, April Lurie, Bruce Marshall, Laurie Martin, Frances McMaster, Terry Michaels, Phyllis Moses, Helen Nardecchia, Kenneth Orr, Jeanette N. Passty, Allan E. Pevoto, Fernando Ramirez, Sterling Rogers, Debbie Roppolo, Ruben Ruiz, Shelley Seale, Gary Layne Smith, Peggy Snodgrass, Bill Soyars, Frances Stovall, June Venable, Bert M. Wall, Susan Welch-Biggs,  Nancy Daniel Wesson, and Celia Yeary.

Several authors will read from their books or talk about their writing. At 2:15 p.m., Kyle resident Diana Castilleja, author of the romance novel Crowning a Warrior King will speak. Jacquelin Kelly, author of a young adult novel set in Fentress, The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate will talk at 3 p.m. Wimberley’s popular travel guide author, Allen C. Kimball, will speak at 3:45 p.m. His latest book is Who is Mother Neff and Why is She a State Park? At 4:30 p.m., Shelley Searle, a freelance writer from Austin and author of The Weight of Silence: The Invisible Children of India, will  speak.

The library will have books available for purchase, as will some of the authors themselves. An autographed book can make an ideal Christmas present.

The event is free and everyone is welcome to attend. For more information on the event, call (512) 393-8200 or stop by the library and check out the display of books written by Texas authors.

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