Kannapolis Friends sponsor Local Authors Fair

Published 12:00 am Sunday, April 19, 2015

Are you interested in meeting local authors? Join The Friends of the Kannapolis Library at the 2015 Local Authors Fair on Saturday, April 25, 1-4 p.m. in the Meeting Room of the Kannapolis Library, 850 Mountain St. More than 20 Cabarrus County authors will be on hand to discuss and sign their works. Some will also have books for sale. This is a free library event. For more information, please call the Kannapolis Library at 704-920-1180.

The authors and more scheduled to attend: Harold Bales, Samantha Blackwelder, Maria Bostian, Nancy Brewer, Neal Brower, Michael Eury, Greg Faggart, Jennifer Fromke, Linda Leigh Hargrove, E.B. Hood, Francis Koster, Joyce & Jim Lavene, Douglas Louis, Melinda Metz, Frank Moose, Janet Morrison, Eddie Ray, Connie Stewart, Chuck Thurston, Heidi Thurston, D.L. Walker, Cathy Zalenski.

Barrier has new book

Katie J.Z. Barrier has published “The Locket.” She describes it this way: “Tossed into love and new adventures, a young girl protects her heart, her dog and her free will. Living on her own, having a feeling of instability, she has a hard time painting the picture of her future. Her longest friend Tommy has been her crutch since she lacks some of her memories, not knowing he has a few secrets of his own. A simple treasure she finds reveals secrets about the land and pulls people together. Is this her guidance or demise?

The book is available online from Barnes and Noble, Books-a-Million, Amazon and Xlibris.com

Barrier has been a resident of Rowan County since elementary school. “I love living in the Piedmont and love everything Rowan County offers. … I look forward to inspiring others to go for their goals. My main goal is to entertain and I only hope to continue to do so, working on other novels and continually working on my love of writing. I will be conducting book signings this summer as well.”