News Release

For immediate release - September 6, 2013

Authors of Children’s Literature @ Local Authors' Showcase

The Third Annual Local Authors’ Showcase will be held in the Leesburg Public Library on Saturday, October 12th from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. The 2013 event will feature children's book authors and illustrators. Books that are written to inspire children to read, write, and grow creatively.

Featured local authors include the following: Manny Alonso, Deborah Baughan, Allennita Cooks, Barbara Cefalu, Lisa DeMarco, Benita Dixon, Su Gerheim, Harry Henry Hann, Meg Johnson, Jeffrey Lamb, Robert Compton Miller, Helene Murray, Gordon Ralph, Lourdes Rodriguez, Mickey and Cavelle Roman, Alex Russell, Maria Scaris and Penny Whitt.

Authors are encouraged to share ideas and insight on writing and publishing with the community and will have books available for purchase and signing. The library will be offering incentives for anyone attending the program and visiting the author’s tables.

Early reading sets the foundation for a love relationship with books, and can foster lifelong learner. According to the American Library Association supported research, if your child has just six early literacy skills mastered by the time they enter kindergarten, then their chances of becoming successful readers rise substantially.

This program is a cooperative effort of the Lake County Library System, Leesburg Public Library and the Friends of the Leesburg Library. For additional information please contact or call 352-728-9790.



Media contact:
Carol Anderson
Adult Services Supervisor

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