The Lake County Library System and the Leesburg Public Library are proud to announce the 2013 program celebrating local authors and their books. The Local Authors’ Showcase will be held in the Leesburg Public Library on Saturday, October 12th, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. The program is free to the public. In addition to meeting interesting Central Florida authors who specialize in children's literature, people who attend can enter for a prize drawing sponsored by the Friends of the Leesburg Public Library.
Authors are encouraged to share ideas and insight on writing and publishing with the community and will have books available for purchase and signing. The library will be offering incentives for anyone attending the program and visiting the author’s tables. The goal remains, to bring exposure to local talent and nurture the pursuit of the writing arts in Central Florida.
Featured local authors include the following: Manny Alonso, Deborah Baughan, Allennita Cooks, Barbara Cefalu, Lisa DeMarco, Benita Dixon, Su Gerheim, Harry Henry Hann, Meg Johnson, Jeffrey Lamb, Robert Compton Miller, Helene Murray, Gordon Ralph, Lourdes Rodriguez, Mickey and Cavelle Roman, Alex Russell, Maria Scaris, Diveda Spector, Joan Waller and Penny Whitt.