Eleven Local Authors to Sign Books at Event

On December 1st local authors will be signing copies of their books at Kate's Pie Shop in Rockford. Kate's Pie Shop is located at 6685 E State Street.
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ROCKFORD, Ill. - Oct. 22, 2018 - PRLog -- On December 1st local authors will be signing copies of their books at Kate's Pie Shop in Rockford. Kate's Pie Shop is located at 6685 E State Street. In addition to Katie's Cup, the event is being hosted by Digital Ninjas Media, Haunted Rockford and Tales of Wonder and Dread Publishing. The event will run from three to six p.m., and nine authors will have books available for purchase and will also sign books brought into the event while two others featured in one or more of the books will be on hand to sign those.

One of the authors featured is Heath D. Alberts. He is an author and activist. A native of Rockford, he now resides in Rockton. His book titles include "Terminal Beginning," "Last Rights," "Photographic Memory," "Not On the List," "A Twist Of Fate" He is also a co-founder of Digital Ninjas Media.

Another featured author at the event, Julie Barthels is the author of "I'd Rather Love Life Than Hate Cancer" and the co-author of "Resilience Revolution: A Workbook for Staying Sane in an Insane World." She also writes a blog at idratherlovelifethanhatecancer.com.

Gary Hill is the author of "The Strange Sound of Cthulhu: Music Inspired by the Writings of H.P. Lovecraft," "Poetry of the Air: A Collection of Love Letters from Musicians to Music," and more. Publisher of Music Street Journal and Tales of Wonder and Dread Publishing, Hill will have his most recent releases and others available at the event. Those most recent ones include "Gary Hill's Rockford Beet" along with the first three from Tales of Wonder and Dread "Life Blood: A Collection of Vampire Tales," "Spooky Rockford: Creepy Tales in the Greater Forest City Area" and the updated and expanded edition of Hill's collection of short stories "Strange Realities."

Kathi Kresol is a local historian, presenter and author. Her non fiction stories have been included in four joint books: "Forest City Stories," " Rockford Writes," "Secret Rockford" and "Spooky Rockford." She also has two solo publications "Murder and Mayhem in Rockford, Illinois" and "Haunted Rockford, Illinois." Kathi contributes articles for her column "Voices from the Grave" in the Rock River Times. Visit Kathi 's website hauntedrockford.com to read more stories and see her upcoming events.

Annette McLean has written, "The Hands That Feed Me" which is a recovery guide for compulsive eating and co-authored, " Resilience Revolution, A Workbook for Staying Sane in an Insane World." She is a psychotherapist in the Rockford area and when she is not working, she is enjoying time creating art and spending time with family.

Terri Reid will be at the event selling and signing for the last two hours (4-6). She lives near Freeport, the home of the Mary O'Reilly Mystery Series, and loves a good ghost story. An independent author, Reid uploaded her first book "Loose Ends – A Mary O'Reilly Paranormal Mystery" in August 2010. By the end of 2013, "Loose Ends" had sold over 200,000 copies. She has nineteen other books in the Mary O'Reilly Series, the first books in the following series - "The Blackwood Files," "The Order of Brigid's Cross," "The Willoughby Witches," and "The Legend of the Horsemen." She also has a stand-alone romance, "Bearly in Love." Reid has enjoyed Top Rated and Hot New Release status in the Women Sleuths and Paranormal Romance category through Amazon US. Her books have been translated into Spanish, Portuguese and German and are also now also available in print and audio versions.

Sarah Scharnweber's works include the horror novel "Inside Darkness" and short story collection "Suggestion 376." She writes from her home in Rockford, where she lives with her husband, daughter and two cats.

Cat Stark will be selling and signing her books. Cat Stark was raised in California, but now lives in Illinois with her fiancé. She has traveled much, and though life has not gone the way she planned, it has taken her through the best love stories possible, both in the real world and between the pages of lovely books. She has one novel "The Elven Prince" and one short story collection "Enter the Maze" both available on Amazon. Her website is catstark.com

Dustin Urness has written works of horror that include the illustrated collection "Disturbing Tales of Anguish and Horror" and the standalone novella "The Killer Grins." Dustin was featured in Gary Hill's "Dark Dreams and Weird Worlds" collection of horror and science fiction stories and the newly released "Life Blood: A Collection of Vampire Tales."

Diane Hill will be on hand signing copies of "Spooky Rockford," which includes one of her stories. From her first trip to the library as a child she was hooked on books. She started writing when she was 13 and has kept detailed journals of everyday happenings in her life for 42 years. She has written reviews for Music Street Journal, the story for the aforementioned book, and is currently working on a book about her life with Atypical Anorexia and Anorexia Nervosa. She currently resides in Poplar Grove, Illinois with her husband of seven years and their two spoiled rotten Shih Tzus Winnie and Wallie.

Dessie R Voigt is a Rockford native, a cosmetologist, and owns a salon in downtown Rockford. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in English. Although "A Night of Madness" (featured in Tales of Wonder and Dread's release "Life Blood") is her first published work, she previously edited and contributed to Dustin Urness' second work, "The Killer Grins." She will be on hand to sign that and "Killer Grins."

For interviews, photos or more information, please contact Gary Hill at pr@musicstreetjournal.com.

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