A new book will be released this weekend as part of the second author's fair at That Book Place. The hilltop bookstore is celebrating its six-year anniversary.

Madison Mayor Damon Welch proclaimed the week of March 11-18 Author Appreciation Week.

The fair will include a tent sale as well as many other scheduled events, owner Frank Hall said. That Book Place is at 337 Clifty Drive. The hours will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. For a more detailed schedule, see www.thatbookplace.com.

One of the main events will be the book launch of Michael West's "Poseidon's Children," which will be available at That Book Place a week earlier than anywhere else. West of Dublin will be playing music throughout the day inside the store, Hall said.

"All the genres are represented," Hall said about the authors. "Screenplay, science fiction, fantasy, horror, mystery, romance. There's something for everyone."

There will be discussions with some of the authors, with each genre having its own time slot in the schedule of events. For a complete schedule, visit http://www.thatbookplace.com/authors-fair/.

Thirty-four authors will be attending the event. Some of the authors who are scheduled to be part of the discussion panels, with publicity information provided, include:


Michael D'Ambrosio, a lifelong resident of the Philadelphia area, has been writing since 2000. Now that he has become a successful writer, his next goal is to see his novels go to film. When he isn't writing or traveling to conventions, D'Ambrosio works at a nuclear power plant in New Jersey to feed his imagination. Look for details on D'Ambrosio's appearances and projects at www.fracturedtime.com. D'Ambrosio will also be sitting on the science fiction, fantasy and horror discussion panel. This will be D'Ambrosio's first visit to Madison.

The daughter of a Sunday school teacher and a prankster, Ginny Fleming grew up in the best of both worlds. The jokes flowed from her father, but were tempered by weekly Bible lessons. She's written various screenplays (optioned), short stories and novels. In her life, she's peddled Hallmark cards, hawked books, sold craft supplies and worked at a pot factory, Louisville Stoneware. She is a long-time member of the Southern Indiana Writers Group. "Keys of Illusion" reflects Fleming's love of the Florida Keys, scuba diving, eccentric billionaires, magical illusion, the color lavender and All-Things-Mermaid. Find Ginny's blog "Mermaid Muses" at http://themermaidmuses.wordpress.com/. Fleming will also be sitting on the fantasy and the romance discussion panel.

Science Fiction

T. Lee Harris is a writer and illustrator. A graduate of Indiana University with a bachelor of fine arts, Harris has put her degree to good use when designing and publishing the Indian Creek Anthology series for the Southern Indiana Writers Group and the Not From Around Here anthology for the Cincinnati Writers Project.

Harris' work has appeared in several print and online venues including untreedreads.com, mystericale.com, the Indian Creek Anthology series and Wildside Press' Cat Tales 2 anthology. Her novella "Winter Wonderland," written for the Black Orchid competition, featuring former FBI agent, Dallas Powell, is available through several electronic venues including Amazon's Kindle store and in hard copy through Amazon's CreateSpace. "Hanukkah Gelt," a short story featuring Josh Katzen, is available through untreedreads.com. Several novels are in the works with settings ranging from ancient Egypt to modern-day Chicago. Harris will also be sitting on the mystery discussion panel.

Ren Garcia, creator of the League of Elder series, is from Columbus, Ohio. He began work on the League of Elder series in 1994, forgot about it, got married, and then picked it back up only a short time ago. Since then, he's written over a million words. He began as a self-published author, went through the ranks and did his time. He recently signed his first publication contract for "The Temple of the Exploding Head" trilogy with Loconeal Publications in Amherst, Ohio. Garcia will also be sitting on the romance discussion panel.


Lucy A. Snyder is the Bram Stoker Award-winning author of the novels "Spellbent, Shotgun Sorceress," "Switchblade Goddess," and the collections "Sparks and Shadows," "Chimeric Machines" and "Installing Linux on a Dead Badger." Her writing has appeared in "Strange Horizons," "Weird Tales," "Hellbound Hearts," "Doctor Who Short Trips: Destination Prague," "Chiaroscuro," "GUD," and "Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet." Learn more about her at www.lucysnyder.com. Snyder will also be sitting on the horror discussion panel.

Michael West is the critically acclaimed author of "Cinema of Shadows," "Skull Full of Kisses," and "The Wide Game." He lives and works in the Indianapolis area with his wife, their two children, their bird, Rodan, and turtle, Gamera. "Poseidon's Children," the first novel of his epic, dark Urban Fantasy series, The Legacy of the Gods, will be launched at this event. Learn more about him and his work by visiting http://www.bymichaelwest.com/. West attended last year's Author's Fair and had such a good time that he was happy to be a part of it this year, he said.


Gary A. Braunbeck is the author of more than 250 published short stories and 20 books. He is best known for his "Cedar Hill" series. His work has won the Bram Stoker Award six times, the International Horror Guild Award once, and as editor his anthology "Five Strokes to Midnight," was nominated for a World Fantasy Award. Learn more about him and his work at www.garybraunbeck.com.


Barbara Mountjoy, who writes urban fantasy, science fiction and horror under the name Lyndi Alexander, will be discussing and signing her urban fantasy series, "The Clan Elves of the Bitterroot." Book three of the series, "The Elf Mage," was just released. She will also have her new science fiction novel, "Triad." Mountjoy has been a published writer for over 35 years, including seven years as a reporter and editor at the South Dade News Leader in Homestead, Fla. Her list of publications includes the non-fiction book "101 Little Instructions for Surviving Your Divorce," published by Impact Publishers in 1999, stories in "A Cup of Comfort for Divorced Women" in December 2008 and "A Cup of Comfort for Adoptive Parents" in June 2009. This will be her first trip to Madison.

Abigail Keam is an award-winning author of the Josiah Reynolds mysteries series about a beekeeping sleuth. "Death By A HoneyBee" and "Death By Drowning" were both finalists for USA Book News Best Book List of 2011. Her new book, "Death By Bridle" will be coming out this spring. Keam writes blogs about writing for Hydra Publications and Hubpages, http://abigailkeam.hubpages.com/. She is also a professional beekeeper and has won 16 honey awards at the Kentucky State Fair. Her website is www.abigailkeam.com. She is also on Facebook and Twitter.

Teddi Robinson has written two historical romances, one before WWII and the other during WWII. Her third book is the true story of her childhood.

Robinson's books are feel-good, easy-read, and faith-based books that can be read by 12-year-olds and up, and she said her childhood can be read by an 8-year-old.

Robinson said she looks forward to meeting each and every one of her fellow authors and having a lot of fun at the Author Fair . Robinson can be reached at teddi.robinson@gmail.com. Her books can be ordered at www.blackwyrm.com or Autographedbooksonline.com.


John Pesta was editor and publisher of The Brownstown Banner, a southern Indiana weekly, for 17 years, and he drew on this experience to write his mystery novel, "Safely Buried," which is set in a fictional county about 40 miles from Madison. Born and raised in Allentown, Pa., he received degrees from the University of Notre Dame and the University of Virginia and spent a year at the University of London on a Fulbright fellowship. His short stories have appeared in various literary magazines, among them "The Bridge," "Prairie Schooner," "The Florida Review" and "Sou'wester." He and his wife, Maureen, live in Starve Hollow near Brownstown.

Carol Preflatish knew at an early age that she wanted to write, but it wasn't until later that she decided to pursue it seriously. In 2007, she published "Master's & Disasters of Cooking," a collection of comical stories about her cooking exploits. Her first romantic suspense, "Love, Lies & Deceit" was released in 2009 and her next book, "Saved by the Sheriff" will be out this year. Always loving a good mystery, she's constantly thinking up ideas for future books. Carol lives in southern Indiana, sharing her log cabin in the woods with her husband and their cat and dog. She has visited Madison several times, but this will be her first time to participate in the Author's Fair.