Sterling Lord Writers and Readers Festival


10AM - 2PM                          Local Author Showcase
11 AM                                    Russ Fry on Self-Publishing
Noon                                      Author Panel on Writing, Publishing, and Promoting
1 PM                                      Bruce Carlson on Getting Published
1:30 PM                                 Berenstain Bears Story Time and Activity

Meet the Authors

Bruce Carlson

Bruce has written 160 books and published those plus 145 more through his business, Quixote Press and Hearts 'N Tummies Cookbooks, Co. Locally, his best known book is "Ghosts of Des Moines County." 

Brandon Crews

At 24, Brandon became a first time novelist when his book, A Contingency Story, came out this January. Brandon is a father of two and says that is the only thing he likes better than writing.

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Erik Therme

Erik's debut mystery, Mortom, is about a guy who inherits his deceased cousin's house and finds a key with a note that says: Follow Me. From there, he has to follow a series of clues to unravel the mystery.

His second novel, Resthaven, is about a pack of kids who hold a scavenger hunt inside an abandoned retirement home, only to discover they're not the only ones roaming the hallways.

Sandra Levins

Sandra Levins is the author of award-winning picture books Eli's Lie-O-Meter: A Story About Telling the Truth; Bumblebee Bike; Was It the Chocolate Pudding? A Story For Little Kids About Divorce; and Do You Sing Twinkle? A Story About Remarriage and New Family. Her latest venture, Either Way, Story of a Gay Kid, is a Graphic Novel. All of Sandra's books are published by American Psychological Association's children's imprint Magination Press.

Steve Brayton
Gina Burns
Barbara Carroll
Alexander Dawson
David Dorris
Terry Durbin
Russ Fry
Anthony Gerst
Lyle Gibson
Lisa Knopp
Mary Krohlow
Adam Aledo Kugler
Mary Martsching
Dustin Renwick
Daniel Roberts
Joshua Rudolph
Austin Sane
Sarah Sproston
Patricia Murphy
Debbie Wagenbach
Adam Whitlatch