Read Local: Author Expo

Jan Kaminis Platt Regional Library

Saturday, December 11
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

The public library proudly supports local authors! Here is your opportunity to meet them, learn more about their books, and attend workshops.


Social Strategy: Platforms and Online Presence for Writers

Saturday, December 11, 10:15 a.m. to 11 a.m.

The publishing industry talks endlessly about the importance of platforms and an online presence, but what exactly does an effective platform look like? Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, a personal website…the options are intimidating, to say the least. Yet whether you’re soon-to-be-querying or an established author, a solid platform is paramount. In this session, New York Times best-selling author Sarah Penner will talk through strategies to develop and manage your platform given your writing career goals. Learn about the pros and cons of each platform, engaging with followers, personal branding, time-saving tools, and more.


Your Publishing Timeline: Stay on Track and Don’t Miss a Beat

Saturday, December 11, 11:15 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Are you ready to publish your book? Author Arielle Haughee will walk you through each phase of the self-publishing process. She’ll help you avoid pitfalls and share a few tricks to make things easier. You’ll leave with your own timeline to use as a checklist on your publishing journey.


Featured Authors

About the Authors

Featured Author Videos

Enjoy short video clips of this year’s featured authors discussing their books and reading brief excerpts.

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Local Author Adult Fiction Reads

Local Author Reads for Teens

Children's Books by Local Authors