Saturday, December 3, 2016

St. Louis Local Author Extravaganza Dec. 10 at Chesterfield Mall

Peter Green

If you’re looking for a perfect gift to thrill the readers on your list this holiday season, check out the St. Louis Local Author Extravaganza from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Dec. 10, at Chesterfield Mall.

“Dozens of authors who live and work in the St. Louis area will be here, ready to sign their books to make each one personalized for the recipient,” said Karen Hoffman, founder of Gateway to Dreams (G2D), a nonprofit organization. G2D will host the event in its first-floor store, The Business Lodge, located in the Sears wing. The event is co-sponsored by the St. Louis Writers Guild and St. Louis Publisher’s Association.

 “Our fiction authors represent a cross-section of genres--from mystery and thriller, to romance, to historicals and steampunk, to science fiction and fantasy,” said David Lucas, St. Louis Writers Guild president. “Our nonfiction authors write memoirs, motivational and inspirational books, to name a few.”

Brad Cook
Pat Dorsey

Cole Gibsen and T, w. Fendley

“Expect to find books suitable for everyone on your list, from young children, to teens and adults,” said Warren Martin, St. Louis Publishers Association president. “We will also have information about our organizations for the writers on your list who may be looking for a supportive community as 2017 nears.”

Among the authors slated to attend are Debbie Manber Kupfer, Steven M. Thomas, Brad R Cook, Jennifer Stolzer, Pat Dorsey, Warren Martin, Karen Hoffman, Bobbi Linkemer, Suzanne Topping, Melissa Rae, Darlene Reeves, Scott Shepherd, Donna Gamache, Robert Lucas, Wendy Everts, Paul Thiel, Marie Elliott, Arthur Hartz, Rebecca Povich, Izora D. Summers, and Derelene Hirtz.

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