Are you on the hold list for Deerfield resident Lisa Barr’s steamy read, The Unbreakables? We can hardly keep it on the shelves, but wait no longer for a copy of your own; we’re very excited to announce that Lisa will be here on September 21 for the Local Author Fair!

On September 21, from 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., local authors will visit the Deerfield Public Library to meet and mingle with fans and sign books. Have burning questions about what goes on inside a writer’s brain? Great! This is the day to chat one-on-one with authors about craft, inspiration, and more!

Lisa Barr will be in good company: Julia Fine’s debut What Should Be Wild has all the ingredients of a gothic fairy tale and has been shortlisted for the 2018 Chicago Review of Books Award for fiction.

Award-winning short story writer, Jeremy T. Wilson, who holds an MFA from Northwestern University and teaches creative writing at The Chicago High School for the Arts, will be here to sign his short story collection titled Adult Teeth.

In addition to her six novels, Rosellen Brown has published widely in magazines and her stories have appeared frequently in O. Henry Prize Stories, Best American Short Stories, and Pushcart Prizes. She will be here to sign her very popular novel, The Lake on Fire.

The list of incredible local talent goes on: Jacqueline Nicole Harris, Jamie Wendt, Nancy Chadwick, Cynthis Gallaher, Michael Golvach, Barbara Stock, M. Anne Miller, Colleen McManus Hein, Boaz Johnson, Meredith Colby, Steven Silver, and Scott Johnson.

You will not want to miss this.

Have a reader (or several) in your life? We can’t think of a better way to get an early start on the holiday shopping than to support our local authors!