Saturday, August 17th we will welcome more than 50 authors and artists to this FREE annual event!
9:30am-10:10am: We begin with NYT bestselling author Phillip Margolin speaking at The Bijou Theatre (thank you Bijou!), 1624 NE Hwy 101
10:30am-1:30pm: The authors and artists will move across the highway to the plaza next to Bob’s Beach Books, 1747 NW Hwy 101, where the authors listed below will speak with the public and sign their books.
With this many authors there truly is something for everyone; so mark the date, you don’t want to miss this. Read on for more details about one of the largest literary events in the Northwest!
Signing authors (check back for updates as the event draws near):
James Boyle, Sci-fi/Fantasy author
Patsy Brookshire will be there with her popular historical fiction book Threads.
Marilee Brothers; young adult fantasy and historical romance–really fun, well written books.
M L Buchman, USA Today critically acclaimed author; writes romantic suspense
~NPR Top 5 Romance of 2012 (I Own the Dawn)
~Booklist Top 10 Romance of 2012 (The Night is Mine)
Linda Crew writes Children’s & Young Adult Historical Fiction. Her book “Children of the River” won the Awards American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults, Golden Kite Honor from the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators,International Reading Association Children’s Book Award
David Delamare; world-renowned fine artist and illustrator, David will be signing along with Wendy, one of his models and his co-author. David rarely makes public appearances so we are especially grateful he will join us. He is most widely known for his mermaid and fairy fantasy paintings (many of the originals are available for viewing inside the bookstore!).
Carola Dunn; author of dozens of mystery and romance novels, a lovely British expat if ever I met one and an excellent writer to boot.
Michele Longo Eder is the winner of the 2009 WILLA Literary Award
Veronica Esagui writes health nonfiction and is the Chief executive officer of the Northwest Annual Book Festival
Ken Fenter writes Fiction, Young Adult Fiction, History
Dianne Hartsock; new mystery author–stop and say hello, her book looks great.
Dana Haynes; mystery author and Spotted Owl Award winner 2010; he’ll keep you suspended (mystified?)!
Barb & JC Hendee writes national bestselling high fantasy, dark fantasy
Amalie Hill; metaphysical fiction author and one of the nicest people you could meet.
Nina Hoffman, World Fantasy Award nominee, Nebula nominee, Philip K Dick Award nominee; we greatly enjoy her adult and YA fantasy books!
Richard Holcroft, member of International Thriller Writers; writes Thriller/Suspense
Barton Howe; humor, mysteries, newspaper columnist; he may even come dressed as a tiger…
Terry Irish & sister Bobbie Snead; kid’s picture books, they’re great (the people and the books).
Dell Isham, former state senator & mayor; history and novels written by a well known Oregon public servant.
Sheridan Jones, Weather Guru
Jim Kennison, Historical Fiction
Jack Kent, featured weekly in Oregon Coast Today; Jack will be bringing his Gulls Comic Strip collections, as seen in Oregon Coast Today, to RAWK your world–they’re excellent!
Wally Khol, Weather Guru Co-Author
David Koop has written a Cancer Recovery Memoir
Matt Love, mermaid lover, Stewart L. Holbrook Literary Legacy Award winner, publisher, BBB Bestseller; writes Oregon & Northwest History
Ron Lovell; mystery novels set (mostly) on the Oregon coast staring Thomas Martindale, he’ll keep you guessing!
Earli M; fiction, this woman is so talented she even did her own cover.
Dorothy Blackcrow Mack
Phillip Margolin; panelist, NYT bestselling author, suspense & young adult–really, need we say more?
Bernadette Pajer; historical mysteries. All 3 of her novels are not only fun, but have passed rigorous scientific peer reviews by the Washington Academy of Sciences and earned their Seal of Approval.
Rene Parent; biography and religion, interesting books.
Randall Platt, 2010 WILLA Literary Award Winner; writes General Fiction, Young Adult Fiction
Barbara Pope writes historical mysteries, including “The Missing Italian Girl” — O, The Oprah Magazine Editor’s Pick
Kristine Kathryn Rusch (aka Kris DeLake, Kristine Dexter, Kristine Grayson, Kris Nelscott); bestselling multi-genre author, we very highly recommend her blog to both readers and writers–seriously, go read it!
~John W Campbell Award winner and International bestseller
Arlene Sachitano; author of quilting mysteries & annual favorite—employed by a cat, full time
Patti Sherlock writes Health & Self Help, Pets & Animals, General Fiction
Leah Shrifter; fantasy author–haven’t read it yet, but really looking forward to it.
Sheila Simonson, 2009 WILLA Winner; mysteries featuring a Native sheriff, history woven into her captivating stories.
Dean Wesley Smith, Bram Stoker Award nominee, Nebula nominee; multi-genre bestselling author and publisher. What can you say about Dean–he does it all, and then some. He also has a must-read blog about the business of writing–truly, take a look, it’s quite informative.
Therese Ambrosi Smith, Next Generation Indie Book Awards finalist, First Horizon Award finalist; “Wax”, a historical novel inspired by the lives of actual “Rosies”, don’t miss her.
Kai Strand; kid’s fiction called “The Weaver” (and it’s got gnomes!)
Lono Waiwaiole, Oregon Book Award finalist, Anthony Award finalist; writes Mysteries
Amy Walker writes Religion
Daniel Wilson, NYT Bestseller; writes Science Fiction, Humor, Science; Named one of Hollywood most powerful authors–Hollywood Reporter, 11/28/12
George Wright; NW historical fiction
Christina York AKA Christy Evans/Fifield; cozy mysteries & sci-fi, great fun.
We host author fairs in the summer with dozens of authors at each event including best sellers and award winners from fantasy, mystery, history, sci-fi, YA, kid’s books, and more. If you’d like more information about these fantastic events let us know, we’d love to tell you about them. We can also send you updates about the events including future dates and participating authors, just get in touch and we’ll get you on the list!
Authors and artists who have attended these events include David Delamare (artist); Patricia McKillip (2 x World Fantasy Award winner); Robin Gunn (bestselling inspirational fiction author); Colleen Houck (“Tiger” series, YA fantasy); Dean Wesley Smith (“Star Trek”, “Spider-Man”, “X-Men”, “Iron Man” and many more); Greg Rucka (novelist, comic book author, Eisner award winner); Daniel Wilson (author of “Robopocalypse”, “How To Build A Robot Army”…); inventors of Talk Like A Pirate Day John “Ol’ Chumbucket” Baur and Mark “Cap’n Slappy” Summers; Irene Radford (world renowned fantasy author AKA P.R. Frost, AKA C.F. Bentley); Nina Kiriki Hoffman (Bram Stoker Award winner); Kristine Rusch (John W Campbell Award winner, AKA Kris Nelscott), and so many more.