Authors and Writing Programs

Upcoming Author Visits (2021)

  • Saturday, October 9, 2021, 2 PM to 3:30 PM Central – Virtual Romance Panel with authors Laura Castoro (also writes as Laura Parker and D. D. Ayres), Christie Craig (also writes as C.C. Hunter), Diane KellyNancy NaigleSasha Summers, and Jamie Pope (also writes as Sugar Jamison, Ginger Jamison, and Evelyn Jordan). From heartbreaks and hunky heroes to writing for the Hallmark Channel, these romance authors will share their insights about the most popular fiction genre. This program will be held on Zoom (registration required; follow the direct link or go to and enter meeting ID 870 4917 3341). Contact Kendra ( or Alexys ( for more information or if you do not receive a passcode from Zoom.
  • Future Visits: Please contact Kendra Perkins at or (979) 764-3416 if you are interested in discussing a possible author visit. At this point, we are doing virtual visits that patrons can access from home (Zoom, etc.) and hybrid programs that can be accessed via Zoom or from the library. All programs are free to participants.

Recent Author Visits (2020-2021)

  • Wednesday, July 14, 2021 – Diane Kelly, mystery author, special guest at the Meyer Book Club (Zoom meeting) to discuss her cozy mystery, Dead as a Door Knocker (House-Flipper Mysteries, #1). Hybrid meeting (guest speaker on Zoom, librarian at Ringer Library, participants could get a Zoom link or attend at Ringer Library). Contact Kendra ( for more information or to sign up.
  • Saturday, June 5, 2021 – Sisters in Crime, virtual Mystery Authors panel, with authors Diane Kelly, Melissa Bourbon / Winnie Archer, Lynn Chandler Willis, VM (Valerie) Burns, and Lawrence Kelter; Zoom webinar, free registration required, or watch on Ringer Library’s TV. Contact Kendra ( or Alexys ( for more information.
  • Saturday, May 8, 2021 – Martha Wells – best-selling, award-winning science fiction and fantasy author (Fugitive Telemetry, newest Murderbot Diaries novella), Virtual visit using Zoom webinar, free registration required. Contact Kendra ( or Alexys ( for more information.
  • Monday, November 23, 2020 – Stephen J. O’Shea, From the Land of Genesis (adult short story collection, published 11/17/20) and exclusive trailer of Hell or High Seas (documentary); Virtual author visit using Zoom webinar
  • Friday, November 13, 2020 – TEENS Publish Virtual Author Party to release the 2020 anthology The Isolated Generation – multiple authors, virtual, over Zoom
    • Virginia Adams, Debkonya “Koli” Banerjee, Devkumar Banerjee, Nathaniel Cowles, Yaneth K. Dharmasena, George Ignatius, Claire Jade, Sashi Kulatilaka, Olivia MacArthur, Logan Meadows, Julie Morgan, Faith Ocon, and Gloria Tao
  • Saturday, May 30, 2020 – Martha Wells – best-selling, award-winning science fiction and fantasy author (Network Effect, Murderbot Diaries novel), Virtual visit using Zoom, details at

Library Programs for Authors and Aspiring Authors

  • TEENS Publish, summer creative writing program for teens, led by author Molly Blaisdell and librarian Kendra Perkins, Ringer Library, summer 2021 program was virtual. Inquire in May 2022 for the summer 2022 program. See or contact Kendra at for more information.


BCSPLS Writing Contests

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