A regular tradition each summer is the county fair. Throughout the country, county fairs are held to showcase local agriculture, livestock, products, arts, crafts, and all manner of trade and businesses. Summer is a time to celebrate the fruits of our labor, and this year at the Clatsop County Fair, an authors’ booth will feature local authors. Lisa Reid, the owner of Lucy’s Books in Astoria, Oregon, has gathered a number of local authors together for the Author’s Booth at this year’s Clatsop County Fair. The following authors will be available to, sell and sign copies of their books, and to give you an opportunity to talk about their work.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014, from 10:00 AM to 8:00.
John Rekart will be available to talk with you about his book.
John Rekart, author of Rollin’ On the River, a book about the Columbia River pilots will share his knowledge of how those big ships get up and down the river without running into snags, fishing boats, sandbars, islands and other obstacles.
Wednesday, July 30
Holly Lorincz, award-winning novelist and author of Smart Mouth. Lorincz won the 2014 Bronze IPPY Award and was the 2014 Indie Reader Approved Read for her novel Smarth Mouth, the story of a shy, quirky young English teacher’s experiences on her first job. Heart-warming and funny, Smart Mouth is a book that keeps you turning the pages and thinking about long after you finish reading the book.
Thursday, July 31
Matt Love, author of 10 books, including Of Walking in Rain, and his latest, Rose City Heist, will be on hand Thursday to talk about his latest book and share his thoughts on life in the Pacific Northwest.
Catherine Al-Meten, poet, author, and owner of Whales & Nightingales Press, will be on hand with her books, Shadows: A Collection of Poetry, Elements of Tarot: A Guide for a Spiritual Journey, and her latest collection of poetry, Woman on the Run: A Collection of Poetry and Essays.
Friday, August 1
Tim Murphy is a successful Oregon business owner, and author of Flannel John’s Fishing Shack Cookbook, Flannel John’s Hunting Cabin Cookbook, and a number of other cookbooks geared to the outdoor crowd.
Lisa Marie Constanzo, author of 420 Diner: What’s On the Menu, a guide for cooking and baking with Marijuana designed to help those who use medical marijuana to cope with health issues.
Saturday, August 2, 2014
Melissa Eskue Ousley, author of the Solas Beir Trilogy (Book One The Sign of the Throne; Book Two The Rabbit and the Raven; and Book Three yet to be released), writes young adult fiction. Her book, Sign of the Throne is a finalist in 2014 in Reader’s Favorite Book Award in the young adult fantasy category.
Meet the authors, pick up some summer reading material, and support your local authors and bookstores between 10:00-8:00 at the Clatsop County Fair Grounds from Tuesday, July 29-Saturday, August 2, 2014 in Astoria, Oregon.