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April 29, 2017
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Community Room
805 1st St East
Independence, IA 50644
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Indies in Independence: Author Fair

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Meet & greet eight amazing Indie authors!

The Independence Public Library will host an Author Fair Saturday afternoon, April 29th.

Adults are invited to meet and greet eight amazing Indie authors. They will have books for sale and signing and swag to give away. These authors will be happy to discuss their writing process with you and answer any questions.

This informal author signing is free and open to the public in the Community Room from 1:00-4:00 pm.

Participating authors include Amanda Maxlyn, Bria Starr, Grace Augustin, JM Nash, Jules Dixon, KJ Farnham, Michele Shriver, and Leia Madison.

IPL would like to especially thank Lara, DeAnn, and Polly for arranging and hosting this event. For more information, please call 319-334-2470, find the library on Facebook, or the
Indies in Independence Facebook event page.

Amanda Maxlyn
Amanda Maxlyn is a USA Today Bestselling author who craves creating powerful and emotional stories while weaving in a good mix of steamy and sexy passion. Books are meant to make us feel and expect the unexpected. As a writer, Amanda believes words should make you bleed with emotion, and hopes to bring readers out of their comfort level while sending them on an unforgettable journey that will stay with them forever. She's not afraid to push the limits and thinks you shouldn't be either.

Amanda currently resides in a tiny town in Minnesota with her husband and two awesome little boys.

**I love hearing from readers. You can follow me on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook.**

Bria Starr
Bria Starr grew up in a small town in Minnesota and continues to live there with her husband and two kids. She’s a stay at home mom who is very close with her family, loves junk food, and is always cold. Her favorite things include reading books, writing, listening to music, and watching too many movies.

Grace Augustine
Internationally known author, Grace Augustine, was born in Shelby, Montana and grew up in Cut Bank, Montana (dubbed as The Coldest Spot in the Nation). Her work career has taken her from title and abstracting to administrative assistant church work to co-owning a small town weekly newspaper to her current profession as a floral designer.

Grace thinks of herself as a "Jill" of most trades and is not afraid to learn new things. "If you can't learn something new each day, there's something wrong," she says.

The ideas for her Acorn Hills series stem from her growing up years as well as the issues she has had to overcome along the way. "I've developed a new romance category...for the over 50 crowd...I'm calling it the salt and pepper genre. My books deal with real life issues, overcoming adversity, maintaining a positive outlook, and so much more. Just because we are 50 yrs old or older doesn't mean that life stops. We all still want attention and affection and adventure! We want to experience all life has to offer. We use our age as wisdom to share with those around us. We are sexual,sensual, and sensible," Grace explains. 

Augustine was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in July of 2003. Her thoughts on that "It may slow me down, but if I can at all do it, I will. Sitting and feeling sorry for yourself isn't the your life with an open, joy-filled heart is."

J.M. Nash
J.M. Nash was born in Portland, Oregon, but raised in SW Missouri. She found her love for reading and writing at a young age. Writing her first story in 6th grade for a class project. And the love grew from there. She is a contemporary romance author who adds a little twist in her stories.  Her favorite time of the year is fall. And when she is not writing or reading, she is enjoying some down time at the pool, river or lake with her friends and family. If she could she would go barefoot all the time, but the next best thing would be flip flops. She will openly admit she is not a girly girl. She loves to wear her hair up in messy buns, with t-shirts, jeans and a hoodie. She loves the fall, pumpkins, and bonfires.

Jules Dixon
Fuzzy sock collector, martini connoisseur, baseball fanatic, and dandelion lover, author Jules Dixon is a living testament to the genius of sugar and caffeine being able to keep a human alive. She’s addicted to everything related to the amazing emotion of love, probably instigated by her own happily ever after of 25 years with her beer-brewing hubby. Their own love story created a sassy, artistic daughter and a computer genius but ultra-sarcastic son. 
Jules explores the rich psychology of sexuality, choices, and conflicts of high school, college, and young adult characters with sizzle and humor in her novels and novellas. She’s a busy writer, and she loves it!

K. J. Farnham
Born and raised in a suburb of Milwaukee, K. J. Farnham now resides in western Wisconsin. She is currently working on a sequel to "Click Date Repeat." Farnham loves hearing from readers.
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Leia Madison
Leia is from Iowa where she resides with her Husband and beautiful daughter. She has a spoiled yellow lab, a drama queen papillon & two ginger cats. She loves to swim and ride bikes, both of the motor and pedal versions. She is an avid fisher-woman and gardener.

Michele Shriver
Michele Shriver is an International bestselling author of women's fiction and contemporary romance. Her books feature flawed-but-likeable characters in real-life settings. She's not afraid to break the rules, but never stops believing in happily ever after. Michele counts among her favorite things a good glass of wine, a hockey game, and a sweet and sexy book boyfriend, not necessarily in that order.