The public will be treated to an extraordinary event on Saturday, May 25, 2019 between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. at the Independence Public Library in Independence, Oregon. Local author day at the library will bring in six authors from the area to convene in the presence of the great works the library contains.

Attendees to the event will be able to purchase books from the authors, have them signed, and more. This gives people not only a chance to see the great talent that the area has to offer, but also a chance to ask questions about the authors, their process, and their works. Each of the attending authors brings a different style and genre of writing to the table, giving readers numerous options.

Sue Armstrong has been writing short stories and poetry most of her life, and has published a book of poetry, CHAOS. Her first novel, Alleycat, was completed in 2013, followed a year later by the sequel, Year of the Pig. A third book is in the works. She is mother to three, grandmother to five, and a retired preschool teacher/parent educator/ECE instructor.

Kate Banco is a retired teacher who lives in Dallas, Oregon. Fish Camp is her debut novel. She enjoys travel, Oregon beaches and having coffee with friends. Kate Banco will be releasing Sin Familia, Un Viaje de una Joven a la Libertad on May 25th. This is the Spanish translation of her first novel Fish Camp. A short reading will take place.

Jackie McGuire graduated from Burnley School of Professional Art in Seattle in 1966. She has illustrated several books and book covers, done murals, rubber stamp designs, and had a mail order art business for several years. She has participated in several writers’ clubs and attended two writers’ conferences, winning honorable mention in one of their contests. In writing Wife on the Road, Jackie kept copious notes in a journal, often hour-by-hour, sometimes minute-by-minute, of their adventures. She is now working on a novel.

R.M. Gilmore is a paranormal and mystery/suspense writer and creator of the occult bestselling Dylan Hart series. She resides in the Pacific Northwest with her teenage minion, bearded man-child, and toys still in the box. With an awkward and incessant sense of humor, it is likely she will die laughing.

Tania came from a long line of farmers, her grandfather having moved his family from Montana in 1937 to Dallas, Oregon. She still lives in the original house that he built on that farm.

Derek E. Keeling is an award winning journalist, author, content writer, and social media coordinator. He began his love of writing as a young teen and it has since flourished into a profound passion. His work has been featured in numerous publications, including books, magazines, newspapers, blogs, websites, and more. He currently has two published books, Nomad's Island and The Umbras. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife and daughter.


  • Occurred Saturday, May 25th, 2019 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm


Independence Public Library

175 Monmouth St
Independence, OR 97351

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