There’s a lot of writing talent here in the Harker Heights area. Some of that talent will be featured at an Authors Fair at Harker Heights Public Library from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday Nov. 3.

As of Wednesday, 15 local authors specializing in several different book genres were scheduled to bring their books to the fair and meet and greet the public.

“They’re pretty varied, some write kids material, and some are teenagers who have written books,” said Reference Librarian Lisa Reyes.

The fair provides a forum for writers to share their books and for readers to meet the authors, buy their books and have the books signed.

The first authors fair was held two years ago.

“This is a fairly new program for us,” Librarian Lisa Youngblood said. “It gives people the opportunity to talk to the authors and perhaps ask them questions about writing and the publishing process.”

The fair is held in conjunction with the Friends of the Library book sale scheduled the same day in the Harker Heights Activity Center adjacent to the library at 400 Indian Trail.

As of Wednesday, the authors who were scheduled to attend the fair were Charles “Skeeta” Jenkins, Sonia Simmons Wren, Jeanine Sandefur, Michael Leslie, Alison Craven Roberts, Barbara Youngblood Carr, Sidney Frost, Lori Ann Stephens, Bob Doerr, Jazmine L. Swanson, Elizabeth Sterling, Elizabeth McKinney, Debra Winegarten, Wayne Edwards and Sara Dawalt.

Reyes said they always have room for more local authors. For information about participating in the fair, call her at (254) 953-5491.

Contact Kristi Johnson at or (254) 501-7548

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