Books in Bloom Preview–Author Tips

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!

Do you like to write in your spare time? Have you ever dreamed of making your living as an author? If so, you’ll really enjoy attending the Books in Blooms talks where writers will be discussing the creative and business side of their craft.

Talya Tate Boerner

Accidental Salvation of Gracie Lee

Fayetteville resident Talya Tate Boerner recently released her first book, The Accidental Salvation of Gracie Lee, and she’ll be sharing what she learned about releasing a debut novel. Specifically,  she’ll be talking about the business and marketing side of publishing, with a focus on the proactive things budding writers can do to ensure that publishers notice them. If you’re an unpublished writer interested in joining the ranks of the published, definitely be sure you attend her talk!

Radine Trees Nehring


We’ve profiled Radine Trees Nehring before. A prolific author best known for her Arkansas-set Something To Die For mystery series, Nehring will be talking about problems writers typically encounter. So, if you’ve found yourself feeling frustrated with your own writing, take heart, and listen to what Nehring has to say!

Dusty Richards*


Dusty Richards has written a lot of Westerns in his long career as an author–over fifty. And, as he explains, in the process he’s learned a lot about writing. He’ll be sharing what he’s learned as a published author in his talk on writing what you know. Even if you’re not a Western writer, his talk should appeal to you because, according to him, genre differences are just on the surface, and writing advice is universal.

*Several of the author’s books are also available as ebooks 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!

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