Our local members play a unique role in the cooperative by bringing their energy and talent to the store with their readings, events, story times, etc. They support the co-op with their work, which spans a variety of genres, and here is an opportunity for you to support them.
Click on their names below to check out their books and learn more about them.
Chuck Augello: The Revolving Heart
Ada Austen: Better Late Than Never
Charlie Bondhus: Diving Bones and How The Boy Might See It
Tobias Carroll: Political Sign, Reel, and Transitory
Peter Cavalier: Bank Street, and Flanagan's Flight
Kim Ciraulo: Down the Shore with a Seagull Named Sami, Down the Shore with a Scaredy Cat Named Princess Cassandra
Barbara de la Cuesta: The Mists
Lucie Dickenson: The Anxious Hippie, and The Anxious Hippie Handbook
Maureen Edwards: It Is What It Is, Mystical Treehouse and Other Stories
Steven Farkas: A Murder in the Dark City, Strange Experiments, Spawn of The Wasteland, and more
Matthew Gustavsen: matthewedwardgustavsen.com
Stefanie Hilarczyk: The Adventures of Tooth Fairy Tommy
Kevin Hinkle: A Few Bruises Better
Sally Kalksma: Life Gets in the Way: Powering Through Adversity with Grit and Grace
Lauren Keating: Ready, Set, Run!
Bryan Kuderna: Anoroc
Caroline Madden: Springsteen as Soundtrack
Ray O'Meara: The Aberrationists
Anna Mae Perillo: Inheretance of Courage and Fear
Amanda Rowe: If There Was Never A You
R.C. Staab: 100 Things to Do at the Jersey Shore Before You Die
Stephanie Sommerlad Bello: Trinket and the Legend of the Locket
Why is a local author membership good for you as an author?
Independent bookstores and local authors have always had a symbiotic relationship and the cooperative model has great built-in benefits for authors. We are interested in highlighting the work of a diverse range of voices, and as an independent bookstore, we have the freedom to do that.
If you are a published author and your books are available to us at a standard trade discount through our wholesalers, or direct from you, we will highlight them both in the store and on the store’s website. You will have an author page on our website with links to your books. Also, you able to host your signings, readings, or other events at the bookstore.
Local author members work with our marketing and events committees to help make their events successful. We believe that we can help each other to thrive and we believe that by becoming members, local authors are making an investment in their own future as well as the future of the culture of independent art and literature in our region.
We suggest authors join at the Local Author Member Level, or make a larger investment, but every co-op member is valuable to us and we can work with you according to your needs. We appreciate your interest in being a part of this unique cooperative project! Join as a local author member here today.