The Governor of New Hampshire proclaimed the first week of December (Nov. 30 through Dec. 6) as New Hampshire Writers’ Week and with that has come several events throughout the state highlighting New Hampshire Authors. In my own little way, I would also like to give tribute to authors in New Hampshire and I am lucky enough to know some of them personally.
Carole Soule, a local farmer and author, wrote a children’s book called, “The Curious Little Calf Named Bleu.” Bleu is a real Scottish Highland calf who has actually visited local schools. In Soule’s colorful tale, Bleu goes on an adventure as he gets separated from his mother and has help finding his way home. You can check out the Mile’s Smith Farm website where Bleu lives here, http://www.milessmithfarm.com/.
I have reviewed a few books written by local author Emma Leigh Reed. She has three romantic suspense novels published and is currently working on her fourth. Reed’s stories are typically centered near the ocean and deal with real issues such as domestic violence. You can read my interview with Reed here, https://cindyshea.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/writers-discussion-corner-with-emma-leigh-reed/. You can check out her website here. http://www.emmaleighreed.com/.
Daniel Ellison wrote a heartwarming tale called “Dogspeak and the People of the Light,” a story of one man’s journey to find forgiveness. You can find his book on Amazon and Smashwords.
Catherine Dougherty is another local author I have written about. She has two books out with a third on the way. She writes a blog that you can find here, http://catherinedougherty.com/.
Jessie Crockett is a local author with a flair for murder. Well fictional murder anyway. She writes a series of cozy mysteries centered on Sugar Grove, New Hampshire. You can find her website here, http://www.jessiecrockett.com/, and check out her books.
If you are looking for an up and coming author, look for Sarah Cremeno’s name in the future. Sara is a young author who I believe will really make it big someday. She has a flowery writing style that compliments her YA genre. She is finishing up her first book and I expect that some agency will snatch it up quickly. Sara also writes a blog for book reviews you can find here, http://truebookreviewblog.wordpress.com/.
Do you love reading AND New Hampshire? Then find ways to support local authors. Check out this article from the New Hampshire Writers’ Project on the 8 ways to support New Hampshire Authors. http://nhwritersproject.org/content/8-ways-support-new-hampshire-authors.
Don’t forget to stop by your local bookstore or one of the many online book sites and find your favorite local author. Books make great gifts and what better way to support your local writing community. There are so many wonderful writers in New Hampshire who write a wide variety of genres and this week is all about them!