Local Author Day
Schedule At a Glance
Friday, April 28, 2023
- 7 p.m., Zoom. Building a Direct Connection with Readers with Penny Sansevieri.
Saturday, April 29, 2023
- 11 a.m., Technology Center. Crafting a Compelling Query Letter with Liz Alterman.
- 11 a.m., STEAM Studio. Prepping for Publication (grades 5-8) with Megan McCafferty.
- 1:30 p.m., Community Room and first floor. Author fair.
- 1:30 p.m., Lobby. Grammar Table with Ellen Jovin.
Penny Sansevieri: Building a Direct Connection with Readers
Friday, April 28, 7 p.m. Zoom. Click here for full details and to register.
Penny Sansevieri, CEO and founder of Author Marketing Experts, Inc. (AME) and Adjunct Professor at NYU, is a best-selling author and internationally recognized book marketing and media relations expert. She is the author of eighteen books, including From Book to Bestseller, How to Sell Your Books by the Truckload on Amazon, 5 Minute Book Marketing for Authors and How to Revise and Re-Release Your Book.
Liz Alterman: Crafting a Compelling Query Letter
Saturday, April 29, 11 a.m. Technology Center, Princeton Public Library. Click here for full details and to register.
Liz Alterman is the author of the domestic suspense novel, The Perfect Neighborhood, the young adult thriller, He’ll Be Waiting, and the memoir, Sad Sacked. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and other publications. Liz was named Humor Writer of the Month by the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop in November 2021. She lives in New Jersey.
Megan McCafferty: Prepping for Publication (grades 5-8)
Saturday, April 29, 11 a.m. STEAM Studio, Princeton Public Library. Click here for full details and to register.
Megan McCafferty has written about adolescence for two decades. The author of thirteen novels, she is best known for the original Jessica Darling series which was described by the Wall Street Journal as “Judy Blume meets Dorothy Parker.” Megan lives with her husband and son in Princeton, New Jersey where she works in Youth Services at Princeton Public Library. She has volunteered for HiTOPS and Good Grief and is Princeton University Community Fellow for Mathey College.
Ellen Jovin: Grammar Table
Saturday, April 29, 1:30 p.m. Lobby, Princeton Public Library. Click here for full details.
Ellen Jovin, author of Rebel with a Clause: Tales and Tips from a Roving Grammarian, has taken her traveling pop-up grammar advice stand to all 50 U.S. states to answer language questions from passersby. Visit the Grammar Table to resolve grammar and punctuation questions, evaluate word choices or just chat. Ellen is a friendly grammarian.
Enjoy readings from a selected sampling of authors.
- Kevin G. Chapman, “Dead Winner”
- Deborah S. Greenhut, “The Hoarder’s Wife”
- Cecilia M. Pereyra, “Aurora and the Magical Dance Shoes”
- Donald Proffit, “Hardship Alaska”
- Khalid Uddin, “Rise of the Red Harbinger”