You’re invited to Barnes & Noble’s Local Author Day!
This is a great chance to meet our local talent in a fun and unique event. There will be ten authors participating and hail from several local towns including TROY, DELMAR, ALBANY, LOUDONVILLE, and COHOES.
Mark Cheverton – Malta, NY
New York Times bestselling author Mark Cheverton is a former high school physics teacher and research physicist. He’s written over twenty Minecraft-inspired novels for middle-grade kids that have been published all over the world.The Unofficial Minecraft Novels: The world of Minecraft comes to life in this thrilling adventure! When one of his father’s inventions teleports him into the game, Gameknight is forced to live out a real-life adventure inside a digital world.
Meryl Day – Delmar, NY
Meryl Day is an attorney for children in Family Court in Troy, NY. She has four books published; three Jordy the Jaguar’s and a young adult mystery. She’s married, with 2 beautiful step-daughters.Jordy the Jaguar: Fostering a Dream. When foster dog Lucas comes to live with the family, Jordy is immediately taken with his new friend. But what is a foster, and why can’t Lucas stay with the family forever? This is a story of love and acceptance.
Laura Diamond – Troy, NY
Laura is a board certified psychiatrist and author of young adult fantasy, paranormal, dystopian, & contemporary novels. When she’s not writing, she’s working at the hospital, on her 225+ year old house, and catering to her feline furbaby overlords.Dawn of the Vie: Since their Arrival, immortal alien Vie rule the planet. Enslaved humans are their servants, entertainment, and food. Justin knows he’s living past his expiration date when he’s bitten and infected with the Vie’s toxin. Game on.
Barbara Fournier – Troy, NY
Barbara Fournier is a retired owner/operator of two hair salons with a career that spans thirty-five years. She and her husband Al have been married for forty-six years and are proud parents of one daughter.After Our First Hello: An entertaining expose into the life of a hairstylist and their not-so-obvious job functions. It showcases the counseling sessions and trust a stylist has with each client. Part memoir, part self-help book with a twist of philosophy and common sense.
John Robert Greene – Chittenango, NY:
John Robert Greene is the Paul J. Schupf Professor of History and Humanities at Cazenovia College. His specialty lies in American political history, particularly the American presidency. He has written or edited nineteen books.
I Like Ike: The story of a critical election between two reluctant warriors. I Like Ike is a compelling account of how an America fearful of a Communist threat elected a war hero and brought an end to twenty years of Democrat control of the White House.
T.J. Kirsch – Albany, NY
T.J. Kirsch is a cartoonist and illustrator. Recent works include She Died In Terrebonne and So Buttons. He lives in the capital region of New York state with his wife and daughter. See more of his work at www.tjkirsch.com.
Pride of the Decent Man: Andrew is born into an abusive family. As he grows older, he seems to be on the right track, but lands himself in prison. Shortly thereafter, he learns he has a daughter. The shock resolves him to attempt to live
his life as a decent man.
Craig Ciaarán Lennon – Saugerties, NY
Craig Ciaran Lennon, PhD is a clinical psychologist and spiritual director practicing in the tradition of Jungian Depth Psychology. His workshops combine poetry, myth, and active imagination to explore psychospiritual themes.
My Beautiful Ruins: The poems in My Beautiful Ruins are steeped like a soothing tea in timelessness, mysticism, twilight states, and the ebb and flow of a soul moving freely between the provinces of the visible and the unseen worlds.
Ericc Luper – Loudonville, NY
Eric Luper is the author of over 25 books for young readers. In addition to his two series, The Chocolate Lab and Key Hunters, he also writes for movies and television including Star Wars, Scooby-Doo and Pokémon.
The Key Hunters Series: Cleo and Evan have a secret. A collection of books so dangerous they are locked up tight. A friend has vanished inside the pages of one of them. It’s up to them to find the key that will set her free.
Allison Guertin Marchese – Malden Bridge, NY
Allison is a graduate of Fordham University in NYC with a degree in communications and creative writing. She spent much of her career in PR and has traveled throughout the world promoting health and fitness resorts.
Hudson Valley Curiosities: Allison Guertin Marchese reveals a treasure-trove of curious tales recounting the most uncommon history of bad guys, bold girls, creepy colleges, missing mastodons, and more in this wondrous region of New York.
Daniel Pertierra – Cohoes, NY
Daniel Pertierra was born in Albany and surrounds himself with a loyal squad of cats. Writing and drawing all his life, he’s realized his dream of getting published and hopes to write many more.
The Dragonslaying Maiden: Journey to the mythological past, where swords, armies, magic, and monsters still held sway. It’s the home of the Dragon slaying Maiden, who overcame betrayal and prejudice in an age when monsters still roamed the Earth.