Local Author Book Fair 2023

Friday, June 23 – 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

All of the authors featured below will be at the Salida Library book fair during ArtWalk. Meet the writers, buy a book & get it signed, and enter a book raffle. See you there!

Thomas Carpenter

Author of The Hundred Halls, a multi-series contemporary fantasy universe set in the world’s only magical academy.

Steve Chapman

Historian and author of the ‘Salida Sam’ historical book series and the Salida Walking Tours biographical series.

Linda Ditchkus

Author of the paranormal Sasquatch series that follows P.I. Dylan Cox on his journey to solve mysteries and uncover his heritage.

Barbara Ford

Poet Barbara Ford joined forces with artist Roberta Smith to create this unique offering that was recently nominated for a Colorado Book Award.

Jean Gabardi

Author of the Phoebe Korneal mystery series set in the high country of Colorado.

Mark Irwin

Author of ten collections of poetry, many of his works have appeared in nationally recognized magazines.

Lynda La Rocca

An award-winning poet who creates a compelling poetic and melodic discourse from the persistent cravings and fears inside of each of us.

Laurel McHargue

Author of the fantasy trilogy series Waterwight and numerous other books.

Jan Pratt

Author the children’s book series Amaleigha and the short story book Brave Kids.

M.L. Rowland

Author of the Search and Rescue mystery series featuring Gracie Kinkaid.

Carol Samson

Short story writer of introspective fiction.

Arlene Shovald

Frequent contributor to the Mountain Mail and author of fiction and nonfiction books.

Thordis Simonsen

Creative nonfiction writer, visual artist, and founder of Salida’s Museum of Authenticity.

Richard Smith

Photographer and science fiction series writer.

Linda Taylor

Local music director and author of this book about a woman who goes home to heal her past.

Amy Turner

Freelance editor and historical fiction author.

Cary Unkelbach

Writer of Heartbreak Kennel which was a Colorado Book Award finalist.

Monica Young

Author of a book for caregivers, which contains intergenerational advice on aging parent relationships.