Romancing the Books

Join the Bedford Public Library and the Bedford Library Friends March 23rd for a daylong event celebrating more than 30 local authors and their books.  Among the activities for the day will be readings by the authors, free workshops, author signings and maybe even a giveaway or two.

Among the genres and interests represented by these authors are children’s and middle grade readers, young adult, romance, Christian fiction, poetry, fantasy and science fiction.

Time: 10 – 5

Location: Bedford Public Library
2424 Forest Ridge Drive
Bedford, TX 76021

Cost: Free (donations will be accepted)

 Workshop Schedule – March 23rd

 10:30               Self-publishing Ins & Outs

Ann Summerville
Bonnie Finn Room

11:30               POEM – Play with Sound

Rebecca Balcarcel
Bonnie Finn Room

1:30                 Science, Research and Writing

William Ledbetter
Bonnie Finn Room

2:00                 Bringing History to Life: Lost Treasure of Lincoln County

Nancy Sifford Alana

2:30                 Marketing and Promotion

Laurie Cockerell
Bonnie Finn Room

3:00                 Getting Ready for Independent Publication

Sherri Knight & James Pylant
Resource Room

3:30                 Short Fiction and Collaboration

Larry Atchley, Jr.
Bonnie Finn Room

Reading Schedule (subject to change)

 Theater (Youth Services Area)

1000 — Larry Atchley, Jr (sf/f)

1020 — Barb Han (mystery/thriller; contemporary romance)

1040 — Rebecca Balcarcel (poetry)

1100 — Jullian Burns (romance)

1120 — Carole Nelson Douglas (mystery)

1140 — Roni Loren (romantic suspense)

1200 — Sally Felt (Romantic Comedy)

1220 — Sharon K. Owen (romantic suspense)

1240 — Celia Hayes (historical fiction)

1300 — Lee Carver (inspirational fiction and non-fic)

1320 — Joanne Faries (humor)

1340 — Mark & Cole Gimenez (middle grade/YA)

1400 — Angi Morgan (romantic suspense)

1420 — Lena Nelson Dooley (romantic historicals/inspirational fiction)

1440 — Yvonne Jocks (time travel/Texas fiction)

1500 — Charity Kountz (children’s fantasy/action; adult thriller)

1520 — Kelly Holt (poetry)

1540 — Laurie Cocerell (children’s bio)

1600 — William Ledbetter (sf/f and non-fic)

1620 — Rhonda Eudaly (sf/f)

1640 — David Walker (christian inspriational)

Bonnie Finn Room

1200 — Nancy Sifford Alana (middle grade)

1220 — Carmen Goldthwaite (non-fiction; historical women’s studies)

1240 —


Teen Room

1300 — Janice Olson (romantic suspense)

1320 — James Duermeyer (military fiction)

1340 —

1400 — Bonnie Pemberton (fantasy)

1420 — Linda LaRoque

6 Responses to Romancing the Books

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  3. Karen Dailey says:

    Is there a schedule of readings or workshops somewhere? I can’t attend all 7 hours since I have children, but would love to see a few of the authors. Also, I visited each authors websites, but didn’t see any children’s authors as advertised, did I miss something ?

    • amanda says:

      I’ll be putting up a schedule later tonight. We’ve been tweaking it up to the last minute. There are some children/middle grade/YA authors going to be present. Please check back later tonight or in the morning for the full schedule. Thanks!

  4. Angi says:


    Looking forward to it,

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