The Springfield Free Public Library will participate in the second international Indie Author Day from 1:00 to 3:00 PM on Saturday, October 14. The purpose of this event is to celebrate the accomplishments of independently published authors while providing a venue for networking, readings, and discussion. The library is pleased to provide a platform to the following authors (in alphabetical order):
Jasmine Clark started writing at the age of seven and has written three books, including the self-published title, Amazons of the Myst. This novel tells the story of eleven year old Naran, a young girl displaced by the prospect of war who comes to understand that she must continue to move forward to evade peril.
Denise Devone is the author of The Night of the Monk Key Moon: An Instrumental, a collection of reproductions of paintings she has done. Her paintings have been exhibited in Japan, Hawaii and California as well as in her home state of New Jersey and teaches both art and music in New Jersey.
Vivian Fransen is a writer and editor who has published dozens of feature stories for New Jersey newspapers and magazines. Her book, The Straight Spouse: A Memoir, is a love story about a young woman who is married to a man who turns out to be gay and how she deals with the truth in unexpected ways.
Wendy Jones, will read an excerpt from An Extraordinary Life: Josephine E. Jones, a biography of Jones’ mother. In addition to doing a reading from her book, Ms. Jones will also discuss the process of becoming a published author.
Elissa F. Merkl is the author of a memoir, Traveling Beyond the Topic of Cancer: The Sisters’ Journey, about her sister’s battle with terminal cancer, told primarily through the exchange of emails. Ms. Merkl is also the editor/publisher of Cultural Events of New Jersey and is an artist who has exhibit her work internationally.
Desiree Williams is the author of Designing Lives: Inspiring Our Children Today to Inspire Our World Tomorrow and has had extensive experience mentoring at risk teens. She has been designated as a “point of light” by the organization founded by President George H. W. Bush in recognition of her volunteer service to her community.