The library is celebrating our local authors with our second local author book fair. Come join us in the library to meet several of our local authors. At 10:00 a.m. author and editor Kameo Monson will talk about her experience writing books and how editors help in the process. Kameo Monson will answer questions at the end for those interested in writing and editing processes. At 12 p.m. local authors will be in the main room of the library for questions, book signing, and books sales until 2 p.m.

Date: February 3rd
Kameo Monson Talk: 10:00am
Book Fair: 12:00- 2:00pm
Location: Library

Tickets required for Kameo Monson Talk. Pick up at checkout counter.



Authors Attending

Linda Chamley Johnson lived a nomadic life growing up. Her father’s job took her all over the United States, generally spending no more than six to eight months in one place. This became the impetus for her imagination. Her characters, settings, and plotlines developed organically from the tapestry of experiences in each new environment. she never considered writing a novel until she was 70 and then only to rid herself of some demons that had plagued her since childhood. Her first mystery grew from this need. Her second mystery was more of an obsession to hone her developing writing skillset.


Louise Judson grew up in a small town in Michigan where she studied voice and planned a career in Opera. She married and moved to Los Angeles where she sang with the Baker Opera Company and raised two sons. After returning to school and getting a nursing degree, she enjoyed a long career in psychiatry before moving to Arizona with her husband, John.. Traveling, golf and other artistic pursuits followed along with a renewed interest in writing..


Nancy Kasten was born in Kingston, Ontario, Canada and presently lives in Sun City West, Arizona with her husband. Having retired from her career teaching high school English and drama in Wawa, Ontario, she now pursues another love, writing. Her pastimes include reading and going to the theatre . On a more active level she enjoys golf, tai chi, jazzercise and especially traveling the world with her husband.



Patti Lanham, graduated from CSULB with a Bachelor Degree in Art. She later returned to school and became a Registered Nurse, and in her later career, worked with children who had mental health issues. This is her first published children’s book. Patti’s love of horses began at an early age. She has always enjoyed horse art, and making up horse stories to tell all who would listen. Her first horse was quite cantankerous, but taught Patti well. She is an experienced equestrian, and has competed in reining and mounted shooting. Patti is looks forward to writing her next children’s book.


Genevieve Marshall grew up with a lust for travel and adventure. In her first twenty years, she had lived in three continents where the cultures and sites made her long for more. With a taste of North America, South America and Europe, she eventually was able to experience even more of the world throughout her life. Now, retired with her husband in Sun City West, Arizona, she has settled down to a calmer life and has started sharing her life’s experiences through her stories, many of which were never spoken about till now.


Mark A. Matthews is a Professor Emeritus of Viticulture at the Robert Mondavi Institute for Food and Wine Science at the University of California, Davis. A respected expert in the field of grapevine physiology, he has taught courses in viticulture and grapevine physiology at UC Davis for more than three decades.




Kameo Monson grew up in Glendale, Arizona, where she picked cotton on the way to school through her kindergarten year and smelled orange blossoms on the way to church through junior high. Today Kameo enjoys writing. Lots of new ideas have pricked her mind since finishing When Love Is Lost, and with the Finding Me Series and Little Bird’s Lullaby complete, she’s working on getting a few more down on paper! Kameo has a certificate in editing, and owns and operates KMonson Editing Services, where she helps others reach their literary dreams.


Barbara Schuchart and her husband have lived in SCW for about two years. She enjoys writing very much and has written many short stories for her senior writing group in California and for the writing group at the library. Barbara is currently working on her memoirs for her children and grandchildren. She has one self-published book.



Annie Wall retired to Arizona from Oregon in 2010 with her husband. She wanted to move to a place where the sun shined every day. She lives in Sun City West with her toy teddy bear poodle Lucy. Annie enjoys the amenities the community has to offer. She keeps busy with the karaoke club, Theater West, and with her group Golden Girls & Silver Guys where she sings and dances. The group performs around the west valley putting on a one-hour variety show free of charge at retirement communities. Annie enjoys reading, painting, and most of all writing. She has written three books and is now writing her fourth. Annie is a mother of three and a granny of two.


Ellen Zacko and her husband Ed built a 27 foot sailboat in their back yard and sailed the oceans of the world. With the help of their mascots Mike the Moose, Charlie the Bear. Baby G and Borachine the chef they found the world. Although music is their career, ocean sailing is their passion. Both give them many stories to tell.



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