Local Authors Expo

Showcasing Our Local Talent

You won’t want to miss Christian County Library’s first Local Authors Expo, a place to celebrate the unique stories found in our backyard happening Saturday, April 20 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Nixa community branch.

This free event features over 40 regional authors. Walk around this expo-style setting and discover the depth of local literary voices. Visit them one-on-one to learn about their upcoming projects, purchase completed works and get your books signed. 

Throughout the event, make sure to swing by the Speaker Workshops. A new topic is presented every 20 minutes from “How to Keep Historical Fiction from Sounding like a History Lesson” to “The Value of Audiobooks for Listeners and Authors.” 

So, if you love literature and want to support local authors (and register for a chance to win special door prizes) this is for you! All ages are encouraged, and no registration is required.

Expo Map

Nixa Community Branch, 208 N. McCroskey St. 

Speaker Workshops

All workshops will be held in the Storytime room (see map above).

Time
Presentation
Speaker

10 - 10:20 a.m.

How to Keep Historical Fiction from Sounding Like a History Lesson

Stephanie Daniels

10:30 - 10:50 a.m.

Crafting Relatable Characters

Linda Harper

11:10 - 11:30 a.m.

Wordsmithing in the Digital Age: Leveraging AI for Literary Success

Echo Alexzander

11:40 a.m. - Noon

From the Big Five to Do it Yourself:
Be Informed (Self published vs. Indie published)

Sharon Kizziah-Holmes

12:10 - 12:30 p.m.

The Value of Audiobooks for Both Listeners and Authors

J.C. Fields

12:40 - 1 p.m.

What Authors Need to Budget For

Loren Huxley

 

Local Authors

Echo Alexzander

Adult Nonfiction

Thomas Allen

Adult Nonfiction

Miranda Allison

Adult Nonfiction

Katie Bradley

Children’s Fiction

Thomas J. Carter

Children’s Fiction

Amber Cole

YA Fiction

Gage Copeland

YA Fiction

Lois Curran

Adult Fiction

Stephanie Daniels

YA Fiction

Frederick Dechow

Adult Fiction

Amanda East

Adult Fiction

Helen Elston

Adult Nonfiction

S.V. Farnsworth

Adult Fiction & Nonfiction

Cindy Fenley

Adult Nonfiction

Chris Fernandez

Adult Nonfiction

J.C. Fields

Adult Fiction

LaDonna Greiner

Adult Nonfiction

Jeanne Griener

Adult Nonfiction

Karla Hale

Children’s Fiction

Linda Harper

Adult Fiction

Loren Huxley

Adult Fiction

Tierney James

Adult Fiction

Clayton Johnson

YA Fiction

Leah Jubilee

Adult Fiction

Susan Keene

Adult Fiction

January Kelly

Adult Fiction

Sharon Kizziah-Holmes

Children’s Fiction

Shirley McCann

Adult Fiction

Cheryl McClease

Children’s Nonfiction

Alex McVey

Adult Fiction

Velma Merritt

Adult Fiction

Darla Noble

Adult Nonfiction

Michelle Rush & Amber Perryman

Adult Nonfiction

Ben Russell

YA Fiction

Brittany D. Russell

Adult Fiction

Carol Shackleford

Adult & YA Fiction

C.A. Simonson

Adult Nonfiction & YA Fiction

Ann Stang

Adult Fiction

Jeffrey W. Tenney

Adult Fiction

Debra Tucker

Adult Nonfiction

Becca Turner

Adult Fiction

Michelle Underwood

Adult Nonfiction & Children’s Fiction

Hayley Vomund

Adult Nonfiction

Shawnda Walker

Children’s Fiction

Springfield Writers Guild

Nonfiction & Fiction