Release date: 9 October 2017
The first ever Local Authors Fair will take place at Crawley Library this Saturday (14 October 2017).
A total of 22 authors will be at the Fair, giving visitors the chance to meet a great range of West Sussex-based writers in person, find out what inspires them and discover new reads for the autumn.
The authors will talk individually about their writing and sign copies of their books for sale.
A great variety of writing styles will be represented, for example, fantasy fiction with Sheila Rance and science fiction from Florence Watson's 2078 Shadow of Doubt and Derek McMillan's Mirror of Eternity Series.
If historical fiction is your thing then step back in time with Rosemary Noble and her family-saga historical fiction set in the 19th century. Her book is based on real people striving to survive in difficult situations. You can also meet Patricia M.Osborne, whose House of Grace is a family saga set in the 1950s and 60s.
Beryl Kingston has long been a favourite for many library readers of sagas and historical novels locally and nationally - with sales of over a million books. Come and meet Beryl in person.
There will also be a range of non-fiction writers, including Caroline Foster's with her guide to writing professional non-fiction and Kevin Newman, who writes for the Argus newspaper and produces guides such as 50 Gems of Sussex and Brighton and Hove in 50 Buildings.
If biography is more to your taste then you can meet K. A. Lalani, who has written a book about the aviator Amy Johnson.
Admission is free and the Fair will run from 11am to 2pm.
Crawley Library, Southgate Avenue, RH10 6HG.