Here at the Berryville Library we’re looking forward to the 11th annual Books in Bloom Literary Festival on May 15th. You’ll get to mingle with famous authors and fellow book lovers. To prepare for Books in Bloom, we’ll be running teasers about the authors who will be giving talks. We also have works by all of this year’s Books in Bloom authors on display at the library. Read them now–meet them on the 15th!
Last week, we looked at Books in Bloom authors who will be focusing on individual books they have written, but have you ever wanted to hear an author talk about their career as a whole, especially if they’ve written multiple books? What’s it like to be an author for a living? What do they really think about the characters they’ve created? You’ll have a chance to hear them do just that too!
Arkansas native Brian Biggs writes and illustrates children’s books. He’s worked with some of the most famous children’s authors in the business, and he has SIX books he’s worked on in some way coming out in the next year. Join him as he talks about his past work and gives some sneak previews of those new books!
*Several of his books are also available as ebooks on Libby.
Diane Les Becquets**
A professor at Southern New Hampshire University, Diane Les Becquets writes both adult and young adult fiction. She’ll be talking about her most recent book. Breaking Wild, but she’ll also share how her own life experiences inform her writing!
**Breaking Wild is also available as an ebook on Libby.
I wrote about Perry’s latest book Forty Thieves a couple of months ago, before I knew he would be at Books in Bloom. However, he’s been writing crime fiction since the early 1980s. Join him as he chats about what it’s like to be a professional writer, what he’s learned, and even what he wishes he’d done differently!
***Several of the author’s books are also available as ebooks and audiobooks on Libby.
If you want to learn more about Books in Bloom–including finding a schedule of events–be sure to visit their website. Don’t forget, you can find more information on these books and their availability through the library on our online catalog.
Which of these books have you read? Which of these talks do you want to attend? Tell us all about it in the comments!