You have reached your limit of free articles this month.

Enjoy unlimited access to

Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.


  • ePAPER

You have read of premium articles.

Get unlimited access to all of our breaking news, in-depth coverage and interactive features. Starting at just 99c for 8 weeks.


Welcome to

Your source for Clark and Champaign counties’ hometown news. All readers have free access to a limited number of stories every month.

If you are a News-Sun subscriber, please take a moment to login for unlimited access.

breaking news

Honda supplier to add 85 jobs, invest $55M in Springfield plant

Springfield Writes to showcase 24 authors

The library will host the debut fair.

What do a zombie apocalypse love story, a grunch, Farwalkers and salt have in common?

They sprang from the minds of area writers as subjects of books they’ve had published.

Twenty-four local authors will be recognized at the first Springfield Writes Local Author Fair at the Clark County Public Library, 1-4 p.m. Saturday.

There is no cost to attend.

Fiction, nonfiction, children’s and teen subjects in numerous genres will be represented, says the library public relations manager Allison Peck.

“We’ve had requests for local authors, and, rather than do just one at a time, we thought we’d give them a bigger platform as a better way to connect with the audience as well as with other authors.”

The authors are from Springfield, Enon, New Carlisle and Greene County. Some went with traditional publishers and others were self-published.

Peck said the fair will be free-form. Attendees can discuss the authors’ works, pick their brains on how to get published and the routes they took or discover their work.

Most will also have copies of their books for sale and will sign on request.

Find self-help, religion, biographical, health, cultural, romances, historical and younger reader stories among the varied material.

Authors scheduled to appear include: Farzana Moon, Jessie Shropshire, Ken Whitt, Bernie Palmatier, Dr. Surender Neravetla, Peggy Hanna, Nancy Flinchbaugh, Barbara Arnold, James Layne, Carl S. Plumer, Roanne FitzGibbon, Rebecca Benston, N. Gemini Sasson, Angela Henry, Roger Kramer, Dr. Mary Jo Groves, Janet Niles, Jennifer Brown, Tanya Anderson, Anna Clara Gee Blackwell, Ardella Reliford, Joni Sensell, Sheenah Freitas and E. Simone Copeland.

The author fair will be preceded from 10 a.m. to noon in the Gaier Room with Publishing 101 with Kelsey Swindler of publisher Orange Frazer Press. She’ll give advice and answer questions about the publishing the traditional way.

There will also be some interactive fun with the “Find the Kraken” game, in which visitors use a map to locate the mythical creatures placed around the library for prizes.

Peck said in addition to the author fair, she hopes people will discover, or rediscover, the library and all its offerings.

“See what we have: framed arts, DVDs, music, eBooks, free online classes,” she said.

Peck added the staff would like to see the author fair become an annual event, with new authors inspired by the event being added every year with their works.

Reader Comments ...

Next Up in Springfield Entertainment

Gunshots erupt after Fetty Wap nearly robbed at New Jersey deli
Gunshots erupt after Fetty Wap nearly robbed at New Jersey deli

Three men ended up in the hospital from gunshot wounds after attempting to rob rapper Fetty Wap at a deli early Sunday.  Wap, whose real name is Willie Maxwell, and some friends were ordering food at a 24-hour deli around 5 a.m. when there was an attempt to rob him, according to the Paterson Times. A wounded 34-year-old man and a 37-year-old...
Madonna’s twins get first Barbie dolls, singer posts video
Madonna’s twins get first Barbie dolls, singer posts video

Madonna’s twins got their first Barbie dolls this weekend and the entertainer is sharing it with the world. >> Read more trending news The “Material Girl” posted adorable video of newly adopted twin daughters, Estere and Stelle playing with the dolls. In the short video posted on Instagram, the girls sang the Finger Family song...
‘Fiddler,’ ‘Grapes of Wrath’ among classics at WSU next season
‘Fiddler,’ ‘Grapes of Wrath’ among classics at WSU next season

Three esteemed classics and one of the most vibrant musical comedies ever conceived comprises Wright State University’s 2017-2018 mainstage season. Incorporating the theme “It’s All About You!,’ the organization’s 39th season of plays and musicals, a conglomeration of Pulitzer Prize, Academy Award and Tony Award-winning...
Celebrity birthdays - March 25
Celebrity birthdays - March 25

We’re gonna need a lot of cake. Today in celebrity birthdays: Movie reviewer Gene Shalit is 91. Former astronaut James Lovell is 89. Feminist activist and author Gloria Steinem is 83. Singer Anita Bryant is 77. Singer Aretha Franklin is 75. Actor Paul Michael Glaser is 74. Singer Elton John is 70. Actress Bonnie Bedelia is 69. Actress-comedian...
Legendary Clifton Mill focused on serving ‘comfort food’
Legendary Clifton Mill focused on serving ‘comfort food’

Restaurant: Clifton Mill Location: 75 Water St., Clifton Website: Telephone: (937) 767-5501 Background/overview Anthony Satariano, Sr. and his wife Patricia bought the Millrace Restaurant in Clifton in 1988 from Texas businessman Larry Davis. The simple, rustic snack-shop at the old mill was known to be a “tax write-off&rdquo...
More Stories