Storytellers, of fact and fiction, sat around the Blanche Galloway Room of the Madera County Library to chat with visitors, sell their books and talk about their craft. Besides their passion for writing, all authors shared another commonality, they live in the Central Valley. The second annual Local Authors Day, organized by the American Association of University Women and the Friends of the Madera County Library, drew about 20 people on Saturday.
The event also included a used book sale, with proceeds benefiting the AAUW’s activities, including Tech Trek, a summer math and science camp for middle school girls.
Food and drink were served as 15 published authors and illustrators of children and adult books talked about their stories, inspiration and the writing process. People asked questions and engaged in discussion.
One of such authors was poet and writer, Ruth Rosenthal, who lives near Yosemite. She said she’s been writing for 75 years...