LOCAL READS

A Regional Round-Up of Women Authors
By Gina Dewink

Dream Eater
Koi Pierce dreams other peoples’ dreams. Any skin-to-skin contact transfers flashes of that person’s most intense dreams. It’s enough to make anyone a hermit. Her father who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease, a dream fragment from the brush of a professor’s hand and a mysterious stranger who speaks a rare but familiar Japanese dialect will force Koi to learn to trust the help of others, as well as face the truth about herself.
Author: K. Bird Lincoln (kblincoln.wordpress.com)
Best thing about being an area author: The coffee shops—have you tried the Handsome Charlie at Café Steam?

Descendants of Avalon
(Awakenings, book 1)
A story of the power of friendship in the magical land of Avalon which tests four teenage girls from small-town Minnesota in ways they could have never imagined. As good and evil clash, meet the women from King Arthur’s legends, descendants of the knights of the round table, and an evil sorcerer bent on ruling both Avalon and Earth in this YA fantasy adventure.
Author: J. Lynn Else (teasippinnerdymom.com)
Best thing about being an area author: Local author groups—enthusiastic cheerleaders, honest editors, sometimes even therapists, but always friends.
Shout out to Rochester Fantastical Women!

The Edge of Nowhere
Despised and feared by her family, Victoria Hastings Harrison Greene refuses to go quietly from her life without revealing secrets she’s kept for more than 50 years—secrets consistent with the rumors her grandchildren whisper. Widowed with nine children during the Great Depression and Oklahoma Dust Bowl, Victoria made desperate choices that reduced a once soft and loving woman into the reviled matriarch she is today. Hers is the story of courage and conviction to keep fighting…no matter what it takes.
Author: C.H. Armstrong (charmstrongbooks.com
Best thing about being an area author: The large number of authors in our writing community, many who have become friends and mentors.