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SEPT 29 / 10 AM-2 PM

OSWEGO LITERARY FESTIVAL

PRESENTED BY SOURCEBOOKS

PRODUCED BY THE OSWEGO PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT, VILLAGE OF OSWEGO, OSWEGO CULTURAL ARTS COMMISSION

WE'RE INDOORS! Because of today's rain, the Lit Fest has been moved indoors. Children's activities, including the bounce house, have been canceled. 

WHEN /

SEPT 29, 2019 10 AM-2 PM

WHERE /

OSWEGO VILLAGE HALL 100 PARKERS MILL, OSWEGO IL 60543

ABOUT THE EVENT /

EIGHTH ANNUAL LIT FEST FEATURING MORE THAN 50 ILLINOIS AUTHORS PLUS READINGS, RAFFLES, FOOD, ENTERTAINMENT, CHILDREN'S AUTHORS AND ACTIVITIES, AND MORE. 

SCHEDULE /

10:00 AM

MEET AUTHORS, BUY BOOKS, TALK CRAFT, HEAR LIVE MUSIC, EAT FOOD, GET AUTOGRAPHS

11:00 AM

PRESENTATION AND READING BY NIC JOSEPH, AUTHOR OF SUSPENSE NOVEL 'THE NIGHT IN QUESTION' 

LOCATION: BOARD ROOM

12:30 PM

PRESENTATION AND READING BY NANCY J CAVANAUGH, AUTHOR OF MIDDLE-GRADE 'ELSIE MAE HAS SOMETHING TO SAY'

2:00 PM

EVENT END

2:30 PM

AUTHORS-ONLY SOCIAL HOUR. DRINKS, FOOD, AND NETWORKING WITH OTHER LOCAL AUTHORS.

CONFIRMED AUTHORS /

NIC JOSEPH

Featured author of suspense thrillers, including The Night in Question: A Novel

ALICE B. McGINTY

Award-winning author of more than 40 children's books, including The Girl Who Named Pluto: The Story of Venetia Burney

JO FREDELL HIGGINS

Local historian and author of several titles chronicling the history of Naperville, Aurora, Geneva and Montgomery

JOAN AUBELE

Author of memoir The Dance: A Story of Love, Faith and Survival, now in its second edition. 

YANET PLATT

Author of the YA fantasy trilogy Forbidden Fairytales

JEN CULLERTON JOHNSON

Author  of several children's books, including the non-fiction Seeds of Change 

JOHN EVERSON

Author of modern occult thriller The Devil's Equinox

SHANNA SIMPSON

Author of children's book Payton is Afraid of Dirt

KAREN SJOBLOM

Author of One: Single Mothering, Full Circle, nominee for the 2018 Christian Literary Award

TOM ROGAL

Author of sci-fi fantasy novel Brinks in Time: The Unification

LAUREN McCOMBE

Author of the poetry collection Monachopsis

GHOST RESEARCH SOCIETY

Get your copy of The Field Guide to Haunted Highways and Bridges, a nationwide collection of haunted stories from all fifty states.

MICHAEL HAUPT

Author of Aviation Chicago Timeline, a history of Chicago's role in the aviation industry

PAULINE GRUBER

Author of YA novel The Girl and the Demon, book three in the Girl and the Raven series, to be released January 2020

NANCY J. CAVANAUGH

Feature author of middle-grade children's fiction including  This Journal Belongs to RatchetAlways, Abigail and Elsie Mae Has Something To Say

BAMBI HARRIS

Sci-Fi and fantasy author of 1930s supernatural mystery thriller The Room

KERRILY SAPET 

Author of more than 25 nonfiction books for elementary readers, including the most recent Futuristic Electric Airplanes

KIMBERLY GABRIEL

Author of YA thriller Every Stolen Breath that releases November 2019

ELIZABETH WHEELER

Get your three-minute poem written from your own story, by the author of The Asher Trilogy.

CAROLE MADRZAK

Author of YA novel Ashamed about teen depression and the power of family love

L.A. ROSS

Playwright of the acclaimed Survivors and A Little Bit of Both

SONGJU MA DAEMICKE

Award-winning author of Cao Chong Weighs an Elephant, available in six languages

LAURA YOUNG

Author of dystopian sci-fi novel  The Ways

STEVE DECKER

Author of the novel Cambridge Street

MELONIE JOHNSON

Author of the Sometimes in Love contemporary romance series

LAUREN MANSY

Author of the YA fantasy novel The Memory Thief

RANIA ZEITHAR

Author of English-language memoir America Through My Eyes as well as multiple titles in Arabic

MELANIE WEISS

Author of Spoken, a winner of the 2019 Readers' Favorite International Book Award Bronze Medal 

AMANDA ADAMS

Author of Don't Hold Your Breath: A Protagonist's Poetic Catharsis

BARBARA KEATON

Author of 14 romance novels, including Thirty Days.

LOLAH LACE

Screenwriter and author of several romance novels, including the recent Badder Boss

LUISA BUEHLER

Author of On My Honor, a Boy Scout adventure novel for middle-grade readers

MARIE SUNSHINE

Author of children's nonfiction book, The Divine Nine

GEORGANN PROCHASKA

Author of Murder Comes to the Grindstone, the fifth in the Snoopypuss series.

MARY HENNEN

Author of The Peregrine Returns, a richly illustrated conservation success story from the University of Chicago Press.

C.L. GIBSON

Author of psychological thriller The Urge, an installment of The Devil's Rules series

MATTHEW THOMAS MEADE

Writer of more than a dozen short stories, including The Bedwetters

JENNIFER GULBRANDSEN

Author of thriller fantasy novel Some Die Just To Live

PAULINE GRUBER

Author of YA fantasy romance novel The Girl and the Raven

KELLY SCIDMORE-SIEVERS

Author of YA sci-fi fantasy novel Purgatory One

TS RHODES

Professional pirate reenactor and author of Pirates of the Golden Age and several other swashbuckling titles

MARILYNN FARMER

Author of Pressed, an off-beat tale about a guy, a girl, a lost ring, a pond full of angry swans and one very long weekend.

AMY LOGAN

Children's author of The Girl with the Cape

DAVID W. BERNER

Author of the memoir The Consequence of Stars

MIKE GROSSO

Author of I Am Drums, an Illinois Reads Award Winner

RAY ZIEMER

Author of coming-of-age ghost story set in the Chicago west suburbs The Ghost of Jamie McVay

ROBYN BACHAR

Author of paranormal romance novel Blood, Book and Candle

ANDREA CLADIS 

Author of poetry collection Forgotten Coffee and the forthcoming Fearless Stride.

NORM COWIE

Humorist and author of Helliburton, the third in the Adventures of Guy trilogy

GREG STOLZE

Author of paranormal second-person novel You.

PATRICIA ROCKWELL

Publisher at Cozy Cat Press and author of Firecrackered, part of the Essie Cobb Senior Sleuth mystery series 

KATE GINGOLD

Local history author, and author of Book Rookie: Tips for First-Time Authors

HOLLY COOP

Poet and author of A Cup of Inspiration to Go, Please.

LEEANN WERNER

Blogger and author of the novel The Illusion of a Girl, based on a true story

LEO ZARKO

Prolific author of books for children and adults, including the recent Just A Thought, poetry and photos

MOLLIE

BOZARTH

Illustrator of whimsical children's books,  including Oak Street Treehouse and curriculum books for Tyndale Press

SPECIAL THANKS TO /

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