Today, I gave a book talk at the Boone County Historical Society in Columbia, Missouri. We had a good turnout, great pastries from Harold’s Doughnuts, and lots of fun socializing. I want to thank everyone who attended, especially at a time of year when everyone is busy with holiday shopping and planning.

Susan Book Talk

I thought this would also be a good time to share the 2015 ‘Meet the Author’ Book Talk schedule with you. We have a great group of authors lined-up. Soon, Carrie Koepke and I will start working on the 2016 schedule. Authors who live in the area or are willing to travel here to give a book talk may contact us via the historical society’s website or through our blog sites.


Here’s the tentative 2015 schedule:

January 17, 2015

Author/Speaker: Roger Dowis, from Columbia, MO

Book: I Once Was Lost—The Life of John Newton & Amazing Grace – Historical

February 21, 2015

Author/Speaker: Hadena James, from Columbia, MO

Book: Dreams & Realities Mystery/Thriller Series

March 21, 2015

Author/Speaker: Barri Bumgarner, from Columbia, MO

Book: Playing the Line – Futuristic Thriller

April 18, 2015

Author/Speaker: William Spradley, from St. Louis, MO

Book: Interludes & Lunch – A Collection of Short Stories

May 16, 2015

Author/Speaker: Leigh Michaels, from Ottumwa, Iowa

Program: “Romance — When You Care Enough to Read the Very Best”

June 20, 2015

Author/Speaker: Eric Praschan, from Columbia, MO

Book: Therapy for Ghosts – Thriller

July 18, 2015

Author/Speaker: Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg & Stephen Locke, from Lawrence, Kansas

Book: Chasing Weather – Nonfiction

August 15, 2015

Author/Speaker: Tierney James, from Springfield, MO

Book: Rescued Heart – Romantic Suspense set in the Ozarks

September 12, 2015

Author/Speaker: Chery Eichar Jett & Joe Sonderman, from Edwardsville, Ilinois

Book: Route 66 in Illinois – Nonfiction

October 17, 2015

Author/Speaker: Tentative: Brian Katcher, from Moberly, MO

Book: Everyone Dies in the End – Young Adult

November 21, 2015
Author/Speaker: Jan Marler Morrill, from Dallas, Texas

Book: The Red Kimono – Historical Fiction

December 19, 2015
Author/Speaker: Marlene Lee, from Columbia, MO

Book: The Limestone Wall – Literary Fiction