Brittni Brinn – Looking to Our Future

When Brittni Brinn‘s not wandering an empty beach looking for rocks kicked up by the ocean or burried in a book from one of her friends, she writes about the future fate of our world. Using skills she acquired while obtaining her M.A. in Creative Writing, Language and Literature, she writes mostly apocalyptic fiction.

Her two books thus far are The Patch Project and A Place That Used To Be. Brittni has also recently hooked up with Christian Laforet and Ben Van Dongen at Adventure Worlds Press to help promote her work.

If you’re interested in meeting Brittni Brinn and purchasing one of her books be sure to visit the Essex County Authors Book Show at The City Market on Saturday, December 12th, between 10am and 3pm.

Beautiful Words – Creative Bookmarks

When Deanna Fougere contacted my about about setting up a booth to showcase her Beautiful Words Bookmarks at the upcoming Essex County Author Show, I thought, why not? What compliments books better than bookmarks?

Looking to get more from the books that Deanna and the four other women in her book club read, and the ensuing conversation, they came up with the idea to create inspirational bookmarks that questioned and facilitated meaningful reflection and conversations about books.

Their goal: “Spark your thinking and ignite conversation using these thought-provoking questions. Beautiful Words’ mission is to help people read, reflect, and connect with the stories they read and the people around them.” 

If you’d like to see the creative bookmarks of Beautiful Words come visit Deanna Fougere at the Essex County Author Show at The City Market on Saturday, December 12th, between 10am and 3pm.

Renee Meloche – Smart Mom

Renee Meloche is a Yoga and Pilates instructor who has taken that expertise, along with personal knowledge of post-baby pelvic health, and wrote her first book called, Smart Mom I Am.

Renee has always had a passion for rehabilitative Pilates, including pre and post natal. She’s studied Reiki, Craniosacral therapy, Gyrotonic and Hypopressives. She has three children of her own and continues to spread the word to other moms empowering them to take charge of their body.

If you’re in the Windsor area and looking for a seasoned Yoga and Pilates instructor you can find Renee Meloche at her Jellyfish Pilates Studio. If you want to meet her and buy a personally autographed copy of her book come visit the Essex County Authors Book Show at The City Market on Saturday, December 12th, from 10am to 3pm

Alice Aspinall – Math Wiz

“Everyone Can Learn Math.” That’s Alice Aspinall’s motto, and coincidentally the name of her book. It’s a children’s book that can be used by educators and parents alike. This author even has her own YouTube channel, Mrs A Loves Math, that features her book as well as other instructional videos.

Alice Aspinall knows math. Not only does she have an Honors Degree in the subject, she teaches the subject to school children. Her first book is called, Everyone Can Learn Math, and she has a second in the works called, Let’s Explore Math.

If you’re interested in meeting Alice, learning more about her book, or purchasing a copy, come see her at the Essex County Authors Book Show at The City Market, December 12th, from 10am to 3pm.

Lynn McLaughlin – Survivor

Not too long ago the sister of a friend told me she was writing a book and looking for advice on how to publish it. A short time later, in what seems like the flip of a page, Lynn McLaughlin now has her own podcast channel and two books in print.

In her life before becoming a published author and podcast host, Lynn held a few simple titles like Superintendent of Education, School Principal, Executive Officer of H.M.C.S., and Rotarian. A personal crisis changed her life forever and became her muse.

Lynn McLaughlin has two books in print, Steering Through It and Jackson, but I have no doubt there will be more to follow. In the first title, this author shares her personal experiences to help guide others who might find themselves in similar situations. The second takes a close look at mental illness.

Her weekly podcast, Taking the Helm, features other inspirational women authors and speakers. If you want to meet Lynn McLaughlin and purchase one of her books, come visit her at the Essex County Authors Book Show at The City Market, Saturday, December 12th, between 10am and 3pm.

Christa Simpson – Dark and Twisted

I’ve heard it said that you should write what you know, to be good at the craft. If we are to believe that then we are left with a serious question to ask local author Christa Simpson. How is it possible that a demure-looking woman like her can write such deep and dark and twisted romance novels?

Whatever her secret is, it has turned Christa Simpson into the bestselling Author of contemporary romances with a twist, and dark psychological thrillers. Her stories are loaded with passion, suspense and sarcasm, much like her own life.

Christa has four books in The Twisted Trilogy, Two in her Destiny Series, and two dark psychological thrillers. And she has another half dozen titles in the works.

If you’d like to meet Christa Simpson and purchase a personally autographed book, come see her at the Essex County Authors Book Show at The City Market on Saturday, December 12th, from 10am to 3pm.

Chris Carter – Digging Up Our Past

Chris Carter is a local historian who writes about the history of Essex and Kent Counties.  He reminds us of times and places long-forgotten, and teaches us about the history of our own communities. His readers re-discover our back roads, 200 year old cemeteries, a ghost town, forts, wineries, vegetable/fruit stands and many other amazing places and facts. 

Chris has at least thirteen different non-fiction titles that have earned him notoriety in local newspapers and gotten him a heritage award from the University of Windsor. Carter works with the Essex Tour Group and Heritage Village, offering tours of our county’s most historical sites.

Besides his self-published works, he does work for other historical groups and presses. If you’d like to meet Chris Carter and buy one of his books, come see him at The City Market, for the Essex County Authors Book Show, Saturday, December 12th, between 10am and 3pm.

Robin Martin – Children Matter

Author Robin Martin likes kids. Not only is she an Educational Assistant with the local school board, she has gone above and beyond in creating both fun and informative books for children. Her published work has won several awards and they have been adopted in schools as part of their curriculum.

Robin Martin’s first two books, Zoo On The Moon and June Bug Jamboree are colorful cartoon character books tailor-made for young children. Her third book, Someone You Love Has Cancer – A Child’s Guide To Understanding, draws on her personal experiences as a cancer survivor.

If you’d like to meet Robin Martin and purchase one of her personally autographed books, come visit her at the Essex County Authors Book Show, at The City Market in Windsor, on Saturday, December 12th, between 10am and 3pm.

Michael Drakich – Science Fiction & Fantasy Pilot

I’ve known Michael Drakich for years, in our previous lives we played water polo for the City of Windsor team. Beings neither one of us were Olympic material, Michael went on to become one of our city’s most respected Real Estate Agents.

In our present life, I reconnected with Michael Drakich in a local writers group, where he taught me some of the finer points of grammar and prose so that I might become as proficient a writer as him. On his own, Michael has become a prolific science fiction and fantasy author.

He has published eight books to date, titles include I Am, Assassins of Riaz, Vows Above, Demon Stones, The Infinite Within, Lest the Dew Rust Them, Grave is the Day, and The Brotherhood of Piaxia. His book titles are as creative as his fiction.

If you’d like to meet Michael Drakich and purchase one of his personally autographed books, come visit him at the Essex County Authors Book Show at the City Market, on Saturday, December 12th, between 10am and 3pm.

Jenn Sadai – Empowering Women

Jenn Sadai has combined her love of writing with her passion for empowering women into three purposeful series. The Self-esteem Series currently contains three non-fiction stories tackling common issues that affect a woman’s self-esteem. (Stolen from her Amazon author page because I couldn’t have said it any better).

She has drawn on her personal life experiences as well as those of other women, in putting together seven different books to date that offer women support, advice, and mutual respect. She covers topics like sexual abuse, bullying, harassment and body image.

Her titles include: Dark Confessions of an Extraordinary-Ordinary Woman, No Kids Required, Women Ready to Rise, Cottage Cheese Thighs, Her Own Hero, Dirty Secrets of the World’s Worst Employee, and Her Beauty Burns. You can read more about Jenn Sadai on her website.

If you’d like to meet Jenn and obtain one of her personally autographed books, come meet her at the Essex County Author’s Book Show, at The City Market on Saturday, December 12th, between 10am and 3pm.