Second Local Authors Event Slated at Library
Seven local authors have been slated to appear at the Second Annual Local Authors event at Muncy Public Library this Sunday, Nov. 10, 1-4 p.m.
The seven are: Kira Archer, aka Michelle McLean, of Muncy, who pens contemporary romance novels for adults. She is a USA Today bestselling author with four series under her belt. Her novel, Truly, Madly, Sweetly, was adapted as a Hallmark Original movie in 2018. She also writes historical romances as Michelle McLean.
Virginia Zimmerman, of Lewisburg, is an English professor at Bucknell University, where she teaches Victorian literature and children’s lit. Her first novel, La Finestra del Temps, was translated into Catalan and published in Spain. The Rosemary Spell is her American fiction debut. Her genre is magical realism/speculative fiction, writing for ‘tweens and young adult audiences.
Dr. Brian C. Johnson, of Milton, who specializes in Historical Fiction/Education for mature young adult and adult readers.
Dr. Johnson is currently a part time instructor of interpersonal communication at Luzerne County Community College. He is the co-author of Reel Diversity: A Teacher’s Sourcebook, winner of the 2009 Phillip Chinn Book Award by the National Association for Multicultural Education, and We’ve Scene It All Before: Using Film Clips in Diversity Awareness Training. As a novelist, Dr. Johnson prefers to follow the project’s vision rather than become pigeonholed by genre. His first novel, The Room Downstairs debuted in 2016. His current release, Send Judah First: The Erased Life of an Enslaved Soul is historical fiction, and was selected Editor’s Choice by the Historical Novel Society for November 2019
Marjorie Maddox is an English and Creative Writing professor at Lock Haven University. She is the author of 15 collections of poetry and prose, catering to children four and up through adult readers. Much of her writing focuses on the intersection of body and spirit; on place; and on personal, historical or current events. Her works include Local News from Someplace Else, The Battered Suitcase Winter, and Weeknights at the Cathedral.
Jade Heasley, specializies in fiction, humor and magical realism, reaching adult readers and is a bestselling author. She was born and raised in central Pennsylvania and holds degrees from the University of Valley Forge and Lock Haven University. She is a professor at the Pennsylvania College of Technology. She is also the Montgomery correspondent for The Luminary’s segment, Tri-Town Locals. Jade’s books include: 1980s Kid, The Incorrigible Dreamers, How to Rule the World, and The Harvest Criers.
Shirley Leonard has a heart for caregivers and those they care for. Her love of Scripture was nurtured during more than four decades as a pastor’s wife. These days, she and her husband enjoy retirement on their homestead near Montgomery. Her newest book, Shirley’s Scene: Scriptures and Pictures, is a collection of her personal Facebook posts. Her first book, With Each Passing Moment: Help and Hope for Caregivers, is a devotional memoir.
Carrie Anne Noble, a Luminary correspondent over a decade ago, now crafts enchanting fiction for teens and adults. Her award-winning debut novel The Mermaid’s Sister was called a “must read” by Publishers Weekly. Her second novel, The Gold-Son, recounts the adventures of a teenage leprechaun. Her work has appeared in Deep Magic E-zine and Splickety Magazine, as well as on the Folklore Thursday website. Carrie lives in rural Pennsylvania.
The library is located at 108 South Main Street, Muncy.