Texas Authors at the Authors' Showcase | Arts & Culture
Winnsboro, Texas ---- The Winnsboro Center for the Arts (WCA) will host seven Texas authors at its second annual Authors' Showcase, Saturday, November 3rd. in conjunction with the Fine Art Market. "We love the Fine Art Market and having an author event is a natural partnership," says event organizer, Maryann Miller. "We have authors coming from Tyler and Dallas, as well as from right here in Winnsboro, and this will be a great time for people coming to the market to meet some Texas authors and pick up a book or two as a gift."
There will be a wide range of books available, from fiction to nonfiction. Marvin Mayer from Tyler attended last year, and he is bringing his latest children's book, The Day X Ran Away. Marvin enjoyed the event last year and was one of the first to sign up again. "It was nice to meet the families that came through and talk to the children," Mayer says. "It is wonderful to see them get excited about reading."
The other authors who will be there are Scott Meador, Sharon Ellsberry, Patricia PacJac Carroll, Janice Olson, Kellie Coates Gilbert, and Deborah Chelette Wilson. There will be more children's books from Ellsberry, and Christian Romance from Janice Olson, who is a contributor to Chicken Soup for the Soul and Journeys in Faith. Scott Meador has a background in law enforcement, as well as having served as an Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) tech in the U.S. Army, and he brings all that experience to the character of Special Agent Paul Lott in the action adventure The Lott Effect.
Kellie Coates Gilbert is a former legal investigator and trial paralegal who writes stories about messy lives, and eternal hope. Her novel, Mother of Pearl, is published by Abingdon Press.
"I live in Texas, am a Christian, and love the open road," says Patricia PacJac Carroll, author of Liberty Belle. "I lead a pretty quiet life, but my stories are loaded with adventure, fun, and clean romance."
Winnsboro resident, Deborah Chelette Wilson, MHR, is a Texas Licensed Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor and Survivor and Trauma Expert. She has worked extensively as a counselor for different agencies before she started Country Pathways, PLLC a counseling and education company in 2005. She is well known in Northeast Texas for working with women and children suffering from the long term and misunderstood impact of stress and trauma. She will have a variety of books for adults and children, including her memoir Woman on the Edge: A Journey Toward Soul-fullness.
The event will run from 9:30 in the morning until 4 that afternoon, and the authors are looking forward to visiting with people who love books.
The Winnsboro Center for the Arts, which was established in 2001, is a rural community arts center created to foster visual, literary, and performing arts. It is housed in an historic building in downtown Winnsboro and is run entirely by volunteers. WCA is dedicated to embracing the spirit of creativity, thereby enriching the lives of the residents of a five-county area in rural East Texas. The goal is to become a vibrant, energizing resource for those wishing to experience and develop talents in creative expression in the arts.