Thirty Local Authors Signing Books at Gateway Mall

The Book Nest is pleased to announce that over the holidays we are partnering with local poet and publisher C. Steven Blue (a.k.a. Arrowcloud Press) to host book signings by thirty local authors in the EuGenius Market at Gateway Mall in Springfield. The Book Nest and Arrowcloud Press have teamed up to form The Holiday Bookstore, open for business on Fridays from 6 to 9 p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., until Dec. 23. In addition, the bookstore will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 23, the day after Thanksgiving.

The EuGenius Market offers products and services from local businesses, including woodwork, natural soaps and cosmetics, unique handbags, jewelry, personalized picture books, comics, BBQ sauce, Mountain Man nuts and candy, antiques and collectibles, audio books and puzzles, handmade crafts from Guatemala, coffee, and local organic produce. The market is located between Sears and Cinema 17.

Below is a complete list of the authors and the dates on which they will be signing. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to meet a large and broad selection of the region’s local authors and poets.

Local Author Book Signings

                          *C. Steven Blue will be signing his own books and the EUGENE 150th Birthday Celebration Poetry Collection on Sundays throughout November and December.

Author Title/Genre Date and Time
Gregory Ahlijian The Large Rock and the Little Yew, picture book to benefit Jasper Mtn. home for children Saturday,
Nov. 10, 1–3 p.m.
Susanne Twight Alexander Poetry Sunday, Nov. 11, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
Charles Thielman Poetry Sunday, Nov. 11, 1–3 p.m.
Dorcas Smucker Tea and Trouble Brewing and other titles

Register Guard columnist

Saturday, Nov. 17, 1–3 p.m.
Joan Dobbie Poetry Saturday, Nov. 17, 3–5 p.m.
Lee Darling Mystery Sunday, Nov. 18, 4–6 p.m.
Cameron Parker Poetry Friday, Nov. 23, 1–3 pm.
Pat Edwards Nonfiction; Oregon history Saturday, Nov. 24, 1–3 p.m.
Kathryn Ridall Poetry Sunday, Nov. 25, 10 a.m. –12 p.m.
Michele Graf Poetry Sunday, Nov. 25, 1–3 p.m.
Jennifer Chambers Fiction Sunday, Nov. 25, 4–6 p.m.
Terry Glaspey
  • The Spiritual Legacy of C.S. Lewis
  • Book Lover’s Guide to Great Reading
  • One Minute Bible Guide
  • Pocket Guide for Golfers
  • 25 Keys to Life-Changing Prayer
Friday, Nov. 30, 6–7:30 p.m.
Lauri Khodabandehloo Lonely Girl, Gracious God, memoir Saturday, Dec. 1, 12:30–2 p.m.
Shelley Houston Inspirational Fiction

  • Julia, Coming Home
  • A Father’s Child
  • Allister
Saturday, Dec. 1, 2–4 p.m.
Kay Marshall-Strom Grace in Africa trilogy

  • The Call of Zulina
  • The Voyage of Promise—Award:  Booklist top 10 Inspirational Fiction, 2010
  • Triumph of Grace—Award:  Booklist top 10 Inspirational Fiction, 2011

Blessings in India trilogy

  • The Faith of Ashish
  • The Hope of Shridula
  • The Love of Divena
Saturday, Dec. 1, 2–4 p.m.
Leandra Martin Sci-Fi/Fantasy Romance

  • L’Landra’s Tale: A New Day for the Dauntless
  • Ghosts, Past and Future
  • Dark One Rising
Saturday, Dec. 1, 4–6 p.m.
Anita Sullivan Poetry Sunday, Dec. 2, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
Sara Burant Poetry Sunday, Dec. 2, 1–3 p.m.
Melanie Pond Sir Keegan the Great, children’s picture book Saturday, Dec. 8, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Gregory Ahlijian The Large Rock and the Little Yew, picture book to benefit Jasper Mtn. home for children Saturday, Dec. 8, 12–2 p.m.
Tina Boscha River in the Sea, WWII historical fiction Saturday, Dec. 8, 2–4 p.m.
Johnny Sundstrom Dawn’s Early Light, Oregon historical fiction   Saturday, Dec. 8. 2–4 p.m.
Maryl Barker Children’s picture books w/audio

  • Gracie
  • Wild Country Animal Park
  • My Own Backyard
Saturday, Dec. 8, 4–6 p.m.
Brent Burkett
  • Illustrator of Gracie books
Saturday, Dec. 8, 4–6 p.m.
Sharon Munson Poetry Sunday, Dec. 9, 10 a.m. –12 p.m.
Laura LeHew Poetry Sunday, Dec. 9, 1–3 pm.
Kathleen Ruckman children’s picture books

  • God’s Amazing Book
  • What Will Heaven Be Like?
  • Who Is God?
Saturday, Dec. 15, 1–3 p.m.
Lauretta Davies Illustrator, God’s Amazing Book Saturday, Dec. 15, 1–3 p.m.
Arwen Spicer The Hour Before Morning, futuristic fiction Saturday, Dec. 15, 3–5 p.m.
Cathy McGuire (poetry) Poetry Sunday, Dec. 16, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
Laurie Khodabandehloo Lonely Girl, Gracious God, memoir Saturday, Dec. 22, 1–3 p.m.
Rosemarie Ostler Popular linguistics

  • Slinging Mud
  • Let’s Talk Turkey
  • Dewdroppers, Waldos, and Slackers
Saturday, Dec. 22, 3–5 p.m.
Jane Capron Mystery and a fairytale trio Sunday, Dec. 23, 1–3 p.m.
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