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October 24th, 2011
Library to host 45 Texas authors, illustrators


The San Marcos Public Library, 625 E. Hopkins St., will host its 8th Annual Texas Author Day on 2-5 p.m. Oct. 30. The event is free and open to the public.

Writers of Texana, mystery, romance, memoirs, children’s literature, poetry, and non-fiction will be at the event. Authors slated for the day include Charlotte Adams, Robin Allen, Jessica Lee Anderson, Diane Gonzales Bertrand, Don Blevins, Joyce G. Bradshaw, Diana Castilleja, Pat Corbett, Eric Charles Gross,  Veronique Hahn, Terri Hendrix, Julia G. Hill, Ros Hill, P.J. Hoover, Kevin Hutchison, Scott A. Johnson, Allan C. Kimball, Jim & Jerry Kimmel, Jack Woodville London, Charles L. Mashburn, Janice McCurry & Mary D. Garibay, Janice McMain, Jennifer Neill, Kenneth Orr, Jeanette Mendelssohn Passty, David Rice, Jeff Robenalt, Ruben Ruiz, Lupe Ruiz-Flores, Janice & Tom Shefelman, Jamie & Dave Shelton, Kathleen J. Shields, Vera Squire, Mark W. Stroub, Kathy Thompson, Will of the People, Jane & James Wilson, Steve Wilson, and David A. Young.

The event will feature several authors speaking or reading from their books. Children’s story time will start at 2:15 with Diane Gonzales Bertrand author of Adelita and the Veggie Cousins. Also reading will be Veronique Hahn, creator of Yasmin and Zara the Magical Bee and Lupe Ruiz-Flores with The Battle of the Snowcones.

Singer/Songwriter Terri Hendrix will entertain at 3 p.m. Hendrix is also the author of the book Cry Till You Laugh: The Part That Ain’t Art. At 3:45 p.m author Ruben Ruiz will discuss his book The Richest Latino in America. Allen C. Kimball will chat at 4:30 p.m about his most recent Texas guidebook, Texas Museums of Discovery.

Books from the authors will be available for purchase at the library from the Texas State University Bookstore and from the authors themselves. An author signed book could serve as a wonderful Christmas present for readers.

For more information on the event visit the library’s website at or call the library at 512-393-8200.

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