When: November 7 (Saturday): Doors open at 12:30 pm, Authors start speaking at 1 pm
Where: Cavendish Community Library, Main Street, 573 Main Street Proctorsville, VT
Description: The afternoon will feature three Vermont writers talking about their books and their writing processes.
Kathryn Bonnez is a retired English as a Second Language Teacher and incurable explorer whose first book, A Lone Star in the Green Mountains, allowed her to combine three of her passions: history, traveling, and writing. Originally from Texas, she has lived mostly in the Northeastern United States as well as many years in France. She has lived and has a house in Chester, VT.
Archer Mayor is a death investigator for Vermont’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, a detective for the Windham County Sheriff’s Office, the publisher of his own backlist, a travel writer for AAA, and he travels the Northeast giving speeches and conducting workshops. He has 25 years of experience as a volunteer firefighter/EMT. Mayor was brought up in the US, Canada and France and had been employed as a scholarly editor, a researcher for TIME-LIFE Books, a political advance-man, a theater photographer, a newspaper writer/editor, a lab technician for Paris-Match Magazine in Paris, France, and a medical illustrator. In addition to writing novels and occasional articles, Mayor gives talks and workshops all around the country, including the Bread Loaf Young Writers conference in Middlebury, Vermont, and the Colby College seminar on forensic sciences in Waterville, Maine. Mayor's latest Joe Gunther mystery, The Company She Kept, released earlier this Fall.
Brian Staveley is the author of The Emperor’s Blades, the epic fantasy trilogy,Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne from Tor Books. The first two books,The Emperor's Blades and The Providence of Fire have already been published, while the final volume of the series, The Last Mortal Bond, will come out in 2016. Staveley has taught literature, religion, history, and philosophy, all subjects that influence his novels, and holds an MA in Creative Writing from Boston University. He works as an editor for Antilever Press, and has published poetry and essays, both in print and on-line. He lives in Vermont with his wife and young son, and divides his time between running trails, splitting wood, writing, and baby-wrangling.