Meet the Author Day – James B. Riverton

James B. Riverton, Author
James B. Riverton, Author

James B. Riverton is a mystery, a reluctant author who spent his youth on a journey of personal discovery, hiding in plain sight. The author had the good fortune of meeting some of the most accomplished and famous people in the world. Movie stars, politicians, musicians, hucksters, criminals, gamblers, bankers, special operations warriors, aviators, singers, comedians, US Presidents, Senators, heads of corporate America, defense contractors and an armada of professionals while roving through life.

The author was born in San Francisco, California, traveled as a child through Europe and the Middle East in the early 1950’s, seeing the destruction from the Second World War to living on oil tankers transporting crude via the Suez Canal to France and England. He served in the US Navy during the 1960’s, worked overseas construction, dealt cards in Las Vegas, bartending in exclusive establishments, managed hospitality operations and hustled his way through life finally obtaining a BFA of Theatre Arts degree at age 28.

Married and raised a family after entering the world of real estate development that took him from Texas to Washington DC and back. Along the way writing was always a hobby until the ultimate challenge of writing fictional novels lured him into the figment of his imagination.

The author lives in Texas, spending quality time in the Hill Country and Houston, Texas, with his wife, friends and family.

Author’s Works

The Adventures of John L. Steelhard (Adult Military Action Adventure/Sci Fi)
1. Black Tiger. Paperback and eBook.
2. Chameleon. eBook.
3. Eagle. eBook.
4. Crystal. eBook.
5. Dimensions. eBook.

The Jake Donahue Adventures (Adult Detective)
1. The Man With No Left Shoe. eBook.
2. Devoured. eBook. Coming 2017.
3. Jackals. eBook. Coming 2017.

Other upcoming books
Ryan Mantee (Western Series). eBook. Coming 2017.
Vail – Ryan Carter (Spy Series). eBook. Coming 2018.
Newport Beach (Spy Series). eBook. Coming 2018.

Author’s Website

www.johnlsteelhard.com

Guest at Meet the Author Day, Saturday, April 29, 2017, 10 AM to 12 PM
at Mounce Library, 201 E. 26th St., Bryan, TX 77803

Meet the Author Day – Jane Zhang

Jane Zhang, Author and Artist
Jane Zhang, Author and Artist

Jane Zhang is a writer and artist. Her works are inspired by the people she meets, places she has been and her personal journey of self discovery. Her first novel, Steps of the Callejon, is a collection of vignettes set in the barrios of Caracas, Venezuela. It is a fictionalized, personal reflection of her time as a bright-eyed—and at times—naïve missionary. The narrative weaves together the complex and intersecting issues of class, race, culture, gender and religion in the everyday lives of the barrios’ inhabitants. She has also published an illustrative contemplative book, Stations of the Cross. It is a collection of fourteen pronto plate lithograph images depicting the successive incidents during Jesus’s progress from his condemnation to his burial. Jane’s latest project is writing a children’s book inspired by her children’s favorite stuffed animals.

Author’s Works

Steps of the Callejon. ISBN 978-0997925500. Print and eBook.

Stations of the Cross. ISBN 978-0997925524. Print only.

Author’s Websites

Website: janezcreative.wordpress.com

Facebook: @janezhangauthor

Guest at Meet the Author Day, Saturday, April 29, 2017, 10 AM to 12 PM
at Mounce Library, 201 E. 26th St., Bryan, TX 77803

 

Meet the Author Day – Kimberly Williams

Kimberly Williams, Author
Kimberly Williams, Author

Kimberly Williams’s first novel was O’Peniel, Behind the Fans: No more cover ups, which is a religious fiction novel. Beetle Bugs! Beetle Bugs! Beetle Bugs On Me is her children’s book which contains interactive pages in alignment with the Texas STAAR Test and National Common Core Test. Walking With Heavy Feet is her most recent novel and is general fiction.

Kimberly was born in Port Arthur, Texas. She grew up in Austin, Texas and attended high school there. In 1988, she earned her B.A. Degree in Consumer Sciences and Merchandising with a Minor in Sociology at the University of Houston. In 2011, she earned a Master’s of Science Degree in Criminal Justice whereas she graduated with a 3.94 GPA (Dean’s List) from Virginia College-Online. Most of her adult life has been spent living in Houston, Texas. She did, however, temporarily reside in Lafayette, Louisiana, but relocated back to Houston. Kimberly has 2 young, adult children whose names gently appear in O’Peniel and are both pictured on the back cover of it. She teaches at a public school within the Houston area. Her passions include traveling, visiting cultural sites and museums when time permits. She also enjoys Cajun/Creole Foods and being a part time online, adult instructor.

All of her books may be ordered via retail at: iUniverse, Barnes and Noble, Amazon or Booksamillion. Ingram and Baker and Taylor are the distributors that carry her books. All of her books are available as paperbacks and as eBooks.

In the future, Kimberly is going to have her children’s book made into a video/movie and a video game.

Author’s Works

O’Peniel, Behind the Fans: No more cover ups. 2013. Paperback ISBN 978-1-47597-497-3. eBook ISBN 978-1-47597-498-0.

Beetle Bugs! Beetle Bugs! Beetle Bugs On Me. 2016. Paperback ISBN 978-1-53201-036-1. eBook ISBN 978-1-53201-037-8.

Walking With Heavy Feet. 2017. Paperback ISBN 978-1-53201-554-0. eBook ISBN 978-1-53201-553-3.

Author’s Website

bookstore.iuniverse.com/Author/Default.aspx?BookworksSId=SKU-001101766

Flyer for Author’s Books

Kimberly Williams flyer

Guest at Meet the Author Day, Saturday, April 29, 2017, 10 AM to 12 PM
at Mounce Library, 201 E. 26th St., Bryan, TX 77803

 

Meet the Author Day – Betty Newman Wauer

Betty Newman Wauer, Author (deceased), photographed standing next to husband Roland "Ro" Wauer on bridge in front of mountain
Betty Newman Wauer, Author (deceased)

Betty Newman Wauer, a seventh-generation Texan, wrote Sally Scull and Texas. Betty was a member of both “The Descendants of Austin’s Old 300” and “Daughters of the Republic of Texas.” She was extremely proud of her ancestors, especially her great great aunt Sally (Rabb) Scull and all the Texas Rabbs. She wrote a family newsletter called The Texas Rabbs for eight years with an average of seventy-five subscribers per year.

Sally Scull and Texas tells the story of Sally Scull, a strong, spirited, and bright pioneer during the nineteenth century. She undergoes many trials and tribulations that parallel key events in Texas history, such as the Battle at the Alamo, the Mexican-American War, and the Civil War. While she’s a legendary sharpshooter and extremely skilled with a whip, she finds that love, family, and children are so often the most challenging aspects of her life. Her perseverance and determination are certain to inspire and educate readers.

Betty Newman Wauer passed away in April 2013. Her husband published her book posthumously in 2016.

The Bryan+College Station Public Library System currently carries her book.

Author’s Work

Sally Scull and Texas. (2016). Dorrance Publishing Co., ISBN 978-1-4809-2555-7. eBook available.

Author’s Websites

www.dorrancebookstore.com/sascandte.html

www.amazon.com/Sally-Scull-Texas-Betty-Newman-ebook/dp/B01MQIHBZ9

Book represented by 2 daughters-in-law at Meet the Author Day, Saturday, April 29, 2017, 10 AM to 12 PM
at Mounce Library, 201 E. 26th St., Bryan, TX 77803

 

 

Meet the Author Day – Roland Wauer

Roland "Ro" Wauer, Author
Roland “Ro” Wauer, Author

Roland “Ro” Wauer retired from the National Park Service after a 32-year career. Besides the national park units mentioned below, Ro also served as Southwest Region Chief Scientist in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and as Chief of Resource Management for the National Park Service in Washington, DC. He has authored 26 books on the national parks and their diverse wildlife.

My Wild Life, Ro’s most recent book, tells of his experiences at Crater Lake, Death Valley, Zion, Big Bend, Great Smoky Mountains, and Virgin Islands national parks, and includes many of Ro’s photographs. He describes several of his observations involving birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians, fishes, and invertebrates. Examples include flying squirrels, great gray owls, and Clark’s nutcrackers at Crater Lake; Nelson’s bighorn sheep, prairie falcons, LeConte’s thrashers, and sidewinders at Death Valley; flammulated and spotted owls at Zion; mountain lions, javelinas, peregrine falcons, and Colima warblers at Big Bend.

Naturalist’s Big Bend was written by Ro after working as Chief Park Naturalist in that park for six years, and described many of the park’s features. Chapters include the Living Scene Today, Trees and Shrubs, Wildflowers, the Cacti, Mammals, Birds, Reptiles and Amphibians, Fish, and Insects and other Invertebrates. A total of 15 color scenics and numerous black-and-white photos are included.

Finding Butterflies in Texas includes a total of 60 of the best butterfly finding sites in Texas, divided into 10 biological regions: Trans-Pecos, Panhandle and Western Plains, Edwards Plateau, Northern Plains, Pineywoods, Central Plains, Upper Gulf Coast, Central Gulf Coast, South Texas Brushlands, and Lower Rio Grande Valley. Each of the 60 sites include all possible species to be found, and also include four dozen color photographs of butterflies and numerous black-and-white habitat photos.

The Bryan+College Station Public Library System currently carries 7 of his books.

Author’s Works (selection)

My Wild Life. (2014). Texas Tech University Press. ISBN 978-0-89672-885-1.

Finding Butterflies in Texas. (2006). Johnson Books. ISBN 1-55566-366-4.

Naturalist’s Big Bend. (1st ed. 1973, revised 2nd ed. 2002). Texas A&M University Press. ISBN 0-89006-069-0.

Author’s Websites

Amazon: www.amazon.com/Roland-H.-Wauer/e/B000APT1F0

Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/author/show/278651.Roland_H_Wauer

Guest at Meet the Author Day, Saturday, April 29, 2017, 10 AM to 12 PM
at Mounce Library, 201 E. 26th St., Bryan, TX 77803

 

Meet the Author Day – Gay Yellen

Gay Yellen, Author
Gay Yellen, Author

In her first career, Gay Yellen was an actor in Los Angeles, where she was a top 10% earner in the Screen Actors Guild. Having enjoyed more than her share of ups and downs in Hollywood, she happily moved behind the camera as the Assistant to the Director of Production at The American Film Institute (AFI).

Her professional writing career began in journalism. She was managing editor of the national Tennis Illustrated and later, of D Magazine in Dallas. She served as contributing book editor for Five Minutes to Midnight (Delacorte 1980), an international thriller. The success of that book prompted her to write her first solo novel.

She had completed the first draft when her husband asked her to guide the client and media relations and advertising for his national financial services company. It was 15 years before she returned to her writing.

The Body Business was published in 2014 and was a finalist for national and regional awards. Its sequel, The Body Next Door, published in November 2016, won First Place in the Mystery & Mayhem category at the Chanticleer Book Awards in 2017.

A Texas native, Gay is working on her third novel in The Samantha Newman Series, and also on a children’s book series, while doing research for a historical fiction series in her spare time.

Author’s Works

The Samantha Newman series
1. The Body Business. (2014). ISBN 978-1619355095. eBook available.
2. The Body Next Door. (2016). ISBN 978-0997891508. eBook available.

Author’s Websites

Website: gayyellen.com
Twitter: @GayYellen
Facebook: Gay Yellen, Author
LinkedIn: Linkedin.com/in/gayyellen

Guest at Meet the Author Day, Saturday, April 29, 2017, 10 AM to 12 PM
at Mounce Library, 201 E. 26th St., Bryan, TX 77803

Meet the Author Day – Martha Wells

Martha Wells, Author
Martha Wells, Author

Martha Wells is the author of many science fiction and fantasy novels, as well as short stories, nonfiction, media tie-ins, (including Star Wars: Razor’s Edge, now out in paperback), and YA fantasy.

Her most recent fantasy novel, The Edge of Worlds, from her Books of the Raksura series, was reviewed in the New York Times:

“Breathtakingly surprising and fun . . . Wells—a master world builder—creates a multicultural world of humanized monsters. For readers who missed early entry points to this delightful series, now is the time to get on board.” —The New York Times

Her books include The Books of the Raksura series, The Fall of Ile-Rien trilogy, and the Nebula Award-nominated The Death of the Necromancer. Her media-tie-ins include Star Wars: Razor’s Edge, a Princess Leia adventure, and Stargate Atlantis novels.  She lives in Bryan, Texas, and is a graduate of Texas A&M University.

The Bryan+College Station Public Library System currently carries 17 of her books.

Author’s Works (selection)

Contribution to Star Wars series (print, eBook, audio)
Star Wars: Razor’s Edge. (2013).

The Books of the Raksura Series (print, eBook, audio)
The Cloud Roads. (2011).
The Serpent Sea. (2012).
The Siren Depths. (2012).
Stories of the Raksura I: The Falling World & The Tale of Indigo and Cloud. (2014).
Stories of the Raksura II: The Dead City & The Dark Earth Below. (2015).
The Edge of Worlds. (2016).
The Harbors of the Sun. (July 2017).

The Murderbot Diaries Series (print, eBook)
All Systems Red. (May 2017).

YA Fantasies (print, eBook)
Emilie and the Hollow World. (2013).
Emilie and the Sky World. (2014).

Author’s Websites

Website: www.marthawells.com

Twitter: twitter.com/marthawells1

Guest at Meet the Author Day, Saturday, April 29, 2017, 10 AM to 12 PM
at Mounce Library, 201 E. 26th St., Bryan, TX 77803

Meet the Author Day – B. W. Van Alstyne

B. W. Van Alstyne, Author
B. W. Van Alstyne, Author

B.W. Van Alstyne is a Navy Veteran, a singer/songwriter, screenwriter, and author of the new faerie tale, The Sweet Adventures of Henry P. Twist. It’s the story of an elderly pastry chef who rediscovers his youth in a land of faeries, myth, magic and the most scrumptious sweets ever imagined.

The book has recently been republished by Amazon Create Space and is available in softcover and eBook, so there are new ISBN numbers. Mr. Van Alstyne still has hard and soft covers for sale from the first printing (previous ISBNs). He will be discounting those and donating 1/2 of the sales to support our local Easter Seals (Brazos Valley Rehabilitation Center).

Mr. Van Alstyne has a new eBook for children 0-5 years titled Under the Crescent Moon. It is a short 8-page book, beautifully illustrated by local artist M. Sidney Atkins.

The Bryan+College Station Public Library System currently carries one of his books.

Author’s Work

The Sweet Adventures of Henry P. Twist, cover illustration by Mehrdohkt Amini. ISBN 978-1543047844. eBook available.

Under the Crescent Moon, illustrated by M. Sidney Atkins. eBook.

Author’s Book Trailer

Book Trailer: The Sweet Adventures of Henry P. Twist

Author’s Websites

hptwist.com

twitter.com/twisttreats

www.facebook.com/HPTwist

Guest at Meet the Author Day, Saturday, April 29, 2017, 10 AM to 12 PM
at Mounce Library, 201 E. 26th St., Bryan, TX 77803

Meet the Author Day – Mary Mize

Mary Mize, Author
Mary Mize, Author

Author Mary Mize and her husband live in rural Brazos County, Texas.  They raise cattle and enjoy visiting with their grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Mary loves the Christmas holiday season as much as Little Snake does.  This is her third book for children. Mary is currently working on a sequel to Little Christmas Snake. It will be released in Spring 2018.

The Bryan+College Station Public Library System currently carries one of her books.

Author’s Works

Letters From Scamper, illustrated by Shirley Hoskins. (2012). ISBN 978-0983251439.

His Name Is Ben, illustrated by Suzy Keller. (2013). ISBN 978-0983251460.

Little Christmas Snake, illustrated by Darcy Peters. (2015). ISBN 978-0983251491.

Author’s Book Trailer

Book Trailer: Little Christmas Snake

Author’s Website

gypsyheartpress.com/authors/mary-mize

Guest at Meet the Author Day, Saturday, April 29, 2017, 10 AM to 12 PM
at Mounce Library, 201 E. 26th St., Bryan, TX 77803

Meet the Author Day – Valerie Roeseler

Valerie Roeseler, Author
Valerie Roeseler, Author

Valerie Roeseler is a bestselling author of Paranormal Fantasy, a devoted mother, and a workaholic with the determination of a queen bee. She began writing as a child, creating fantastical stories with villainous animals on her toy typewriter. In her teenage years, her writing became a poetic secret before she wrote music, transforming them into lyrics. Valerie’s early inspirations came from her obsession with mythology and British literature. Her debut novel, Midnight Divine, is the first in The Helio Trilogy. She is a native Texan and an enthusiast of art, music, adrenaline, coffee, wine, and hair dye. When left to her own devices, she tends to forget that sleep is a necessity.

Author’s Works

THE HELIO TRILOGY
1. Midnight Divine. Available in paperback and Kindle e-book.
2. Gilded Inferno. Available in paperback and Kindle e-book.
3. Vermilion Horizon. To Be Released June 2, 2017 in paperback and Kindle e-book.

THE FICTION CREATIVE WRITING JOURNAL COLLECTION
Vol. 1: Verdancy. Available in paperback.
Vol. 2: Majesty. Available in paperback.
Vol. 3: Intensity. Available in paperback.
Vol. 4: Clarity. Available in paperback.

AUTHOR’S BOOK TRAILERS

Book Trailer: Midnight Divine (The Helio Trilogy #1)

Book Trailer: Gilded Inferno (The Helio Trilogy #2)

Book Trailer: Vermilion Horizon (The Helio Trilogy #3)

AUTHOR’S WEBSITES

www.valerieroeseler.com
www.amazon.com/Valerie-Roeseler/e/B01B2E9PU8
www.goodreads.com/teamroeseler
www.facebook.com/authorvalerieroeseler
www.instagram.com/teamroeseler
twitter.com/teamroeseler

Guest at Meet the Author Day, Saturday, April 29, 2017, 10 AM to 12 PM
at Mounce Library, 201 E. 26th St., Bryan, TX 77803