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Local Authors & Exhibitors

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Albany Book Festival 2019 progra

Rebecca Grace Allen

Genre: Erotic Romance


Frankie Bailey

Genre: Mystery


Stuart Bartow

Genres: poetry, creative nonfiction

Joan Bender

Genres: children's, cookbook/self-help


Charlotte Bennardo

Genre: middle grade & young adult


Artie Bennett

Genre: Children’s

Rinku Bhattacharya

Genre: cooking, nonfiction


Kathryn R. Biel

Genres: Women's fiction, romantic comedy


Jamie Blake

Genre: Young Adult


Celia Bland

Genre: Poetry


Catherine Bruns

Genre: Mystery


Marina Antropow Cramer

Genre: Literary Fiction


Janine De Tillio Cammarata

Genres: YA and Middle Grade


Paul Castellani

Genres: historical fiction, mystery


Anne O'Brien Carelli

Genre: children’s

Dr. Mildred Chang

Genre: nonfiction

Elizabeth Cunningham



Michael A. Davi

Genres: nonfiction, memoir, inspirational


Eric Devine

Genre: YA contemporary fiction


Joe Di Bari

Genre: Sci-Fi Historical Fiction


Jonathan Donald

Genre: memoir, historical novels


Russell Dunn & Barbara Delaney (co-authors)

Genres: Hiking guidebooks, historical fiction

Carol Durant

Genre: Poetry

David Fiske

Genre: History

Ginny Frost

Genre: Romance


Sara Lee Gannon

Genre: Poetry


Charles A. Gardner

Genre: True Crime


Sarah Giragosian

Genre: Poetry


Teresa Gil

Genres: nonfiction, psychology/social work


Lawrence P. Gooley

Genres: History, True Crime


Jean C. Gordon

Genre: Sweet contemporary romance

John Hamlin Gordon

Genre: historical fiction

Bill Halpin
Genre: Horror/Thriller

Tania Guarino

Genre: Children’s Picture books


Jacqueline Gutierrez

Genres: children’s chapter book, coloring books (adult and educational)

Harvey Havel

Genres: Literary Fiction; Non-Fiction Political/Current Affairs


Laura Heffernan

Genre: Romantic comedy/chick lit


Joyce Hinnefeld

Genre: Literary Fiction


Bill Howard

Genre: History


Jacqueline A. Kane

Genre: Nonfiction


Eleanor Kuhns

Genre: historical mysteries

Jana Laiz

Genre: Children’s

Lani Larson

Genre: Children’s

Allison Lassieur

Genre: Middle grade historical adventure


Terese Lawinski

Genre: Nonfiction (anthropology, sociology, welfare policy)

Michele Lesko
Genre: Poetry


Charles Lisa
Genre: Christian Living


Julie Lomoe
Genre: Mystery/suspense


D. Magwood
Genre: Contemporary Fiction/Erotica


Mark Marchand
Genre: Nonfiction, travel, history


Linda E. Marshall
Genre: children’s

Sandy McKnight

Genre: Memoir


Paul Mitura
Genre: military history


Mary Moller MSW, CAS
Genre: Health and Wellness / Caregiving

Adelia Moore

Genre: nonfiction, parenting, psychology


David Neilsen
Genre: children’s/middle grade


Ray O’Conor
Genre: Narrative Nonfiction, drama


Philip J. Palladino

Genre: Memoir

Laurel McKinstry Petersen
Genres: children’s, YA graphic novel


Peter G. Pollak
Genre: mystery/thriller

Lisa Y. Potocar

Genre: YA historical fiction

Lucinda Race

Genres: Women’s fiction, Romance


Barbara Raye

Genre: Memoir

Suzanne Richardson

Genre: Poetry

John T. Rockenstire

Genre: Fiction, Historical fiction


Hollis Seamon

Genres: young adult novel, short stories, and mystery


Erik Schlimmer

Genres: History, memoir, landscape photography, hiking guidebook


Bridgette Shea

Genres: Nonfiction, Health & Wellness, Alternative Medicine


Alexandra Siy

Genre: Children’s

Ruth Ann Smalley



Ryan Smithson

Genre: YA military/war


JD Spero

Genres: mystery, YA fantasy


Elaine Stock

Genres: Romance, women’s fiction


Kate Sheeran Swed

Genre: Science Fiction


Tom Swyers

Genre: Thriller/Mystery


Sofia Tate

Genre: contemporary romance


John R. Teevan III

Genres: historical fiction, comedy, romance, drama, travel writing and spy fiction


Elizabeth Threadgill

Genre: Poetry


Barbara Ungar

Genre: Poetry

Jon Michael Varese
Genre: historical fiction

Greg Veitch

Genre: History


Vincent Zandri

Genre: Mystery/thriller

LOCAL AUTHORSin alphabetical order

EXHIBITORSin alphabetical order

2nd Sunday @ 2 Open Mic for Poetry and Prose


50/50 Press, LLC


518 Publishing LLC


Adirondack Explorer


Adirondack Mountain Club


Aforementioned Productions


Albany Poets/ NYWCompendium

Barnes & Noble

BARZAKH Literary Magazine


Bloated Toe Publishing


Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza


Capital District Writing Project


The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region

Cornell University Press

Confucius Institute


Empire State Center
for the Book

Friends and Foundation of Albany Public Library

Grassroot Givers


Highland Mountain Publishing


Literacy Volunteers of Rensselaer County


Logan Nonfiction Program (Carey Institute for Global Good)


Mali Natural Products


McPherson & Company

New York State Library


SUNY Press


Tang Teaching Museum


The Troy Book Makers


UAlbany English Department


Usborne Books & More

Kris Nusskern, Independent Consultant


The Wizard’s Wardrobe


YALI Books

Local Authors


Campus Maps
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