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Michele Israel Harper featured speaker at Local Authors Fair

Michele Israel Harper will be the featured speaker Nov. 16 at the New Castle-Henry County Public Library’s Local Authors Fair.

By MORGAN WEAVER - For The Courier-Times

New Castle-Henry County Public Library welcomes Michele Israel Harper, author of the Wisdom & Folly: Sisters and Beast Hunter book series, as the keynote speaker for the Local Authors Fair. The Authors Fair will run from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, in the auditorium at New Castle-Henry County Public Library.

Harper will share her keynote at 2 p.m., and the community is invited to attend the keynote and meet local authors during the Authors Fair.

In addition to being an author, Harper is an award-winning editor, speaker, and Acquisitions Editor at L2L2 Publishing. She began writing in 2010 and has already published five books, with three more releasing soon. She also owns her own publishing company and speaks at writing conferences and conventions throughout the year.

In addition to Harper, the following authors will be present at the Authors Fair:

Sarah Hale has two novels to share, The Yoke and Handful of Purpose. Hale follows her inspiration to create fascinating characters living in interesting locations.

Mark Herbkersman writes in the western genre, and his books in the Henry Family Chronicles series are comparable to the popular Louis L’Amour western novels. There are five books in the series, and now a new book titled, Saving Winston Corner.

Colette Huxford-Kinnett is a school librarian who also writes young adult fiction novels. Her works include Lillian Frances, Noelle, and Courageously Cayleigh.

Ruth Ann Willis wrote the book Broken Promises, a novel that includes mystery and romance set in Bloomington, Indiana, and in London, England.

Lyndie Metz is a long-time writer, with her debut title of Be Still: Memoirs of a Motherless Daughter, a book in which her and her mother collaborated a story together.

Rick Cottman is a local historian who regularly shares his findings through publications and speaking engagements.

Bill Craig resides in Henry County and is a prolific writer in the mystery genre. He has several series including the Key West Mysteries and Decker P.I. series.

“I’m excited for our second annual local authors fair with special keynote, Michele Israel Harper. Michele’s journey has been an astonishing one, and I can’t wait to hear her speak,” said NCHCPL Teen and Adult Services Librarian Krystal Stanich. “This is a great chance for our community to come in and meet/support our local authors. Our community is so great at supporting each other – I love that the library host events like this one to give them the opportunities to do so.”

For more information about events and services at New Castle-Henry County Public Library, visit www.nchcpl.org and follow the library on Facebook and Twitter.