Sharing the Love of Local Authors

Showing Love to Some of Our Local Talent

Supporting local authors and reading their books not only fosters a sense of community but also enriches the literary landscape. By engaging with local literature, readers can discover hidden gems that may not have garnered mainstream attention, uncovering fresh and diverse voices. 

Here are some recently published books written by a few local authors:

Children’s books:

  • A Shark Named Pickles by Matt Marchant

    Meet Pickles! She is based on a real tiger shark that lives in the Bahamas, and she is so hungry.

    LearnAboutSharks.com | @sharksbytesmatt

  • If You Get Lost by Nikki Loftin

    A stuffed bunny comes to life after getting lost on a family’s camping trip, then finds its way back home.

    NikkiLoftin.com | @nikkiloftin

  • Mabel’s Topsy-Turvy Homes by Candy Wellins

    After her parents’ divorce, Mabel’s new living situation has her feeling topsy-turvy. 

    CandyWellins.com | @candywellins

  • Willow Discovers the Seashore by Debbie Derbyshire

    When Willow spends the weekend at the beach, her favorite Auntie B teaches her about sand dunes and seashells.


Adult fiction:

  • Die Around Sundown by Mark Pryor 

    The first in a mystery series set in Paris during World War II, where a detective is forced to solve a murder while protecting his own secrets.

    Mark will hold a discussion and book signing with Friends of the Dripping Springs Community Library on February 25. Tickets available at FoDSCL.org.  

    MarkPryorBooks.com | @markpryorbooks

  • Ghosted by Helen Currie Foster 

    Ghosted is a compelling mix of past wrongs and present sins — featuring the feisty characters of colorful Coffee Creek in the Texas Hill Country. 

    HelenCurrieFoster.com | @helencurriefoster

  • Hammer of God: A Last Roman Prequel by B.K. Greenwood

    Follow Marcus, Thomas, Isabella and other immortals as they struggle to form a coalition to stand against the impending invasion.

    BKGreenwood.com | @bkgreenwood70

  • Kurt Voss (Chrysalis, Book 1) by R Duncan Williams

    Five brilliant teens, each born with crippling genetic disorders, are presented with the unique opportunity to heal themselves by reengineering their DNA.

    RDuncanWilliams.com | @rduncanwilliams

Support local authors by ordering their books available at various online retailers, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, BookPeople, Target and more. Let’s nurture talent within our own community to help foster a sense of pride and connection and spark the next generation of writers. 

For more titles by local authors, visit DSCL.org and select the “Local Authors” tab. 

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