I’m excited to be participating in Joplin Writers’ Faire this Saturday, October 8, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Joplin Public Library. I will be in the excellent company of several other local and regional authors. I hope if you’re in the area, you’ll stop by to say hello. Remember that autographed books make wonderful gifts, and the holidays are quickly approaching.
Over 20 authors are participating in the event. Great authors such as Tierney James, Susan Keene, Larry Wood, Sharon Kizziah-Holmes, Shirley McCann, DeDe Ramey, Billie Holladay Skelley, Randy Turner, and several others will be there. You may peruse the names of the participating authors below. I’m proud to call several of these wildly talented folks my friends.
I adore writers’ events and was devastated to miss several last year. This year, however, I’m much healthier and raring to go. Joplin Writers’ Faire is local for me, and I made it a point to apply for a spot the first day applications opened. Thankfully, my application was approved.
I participated in the 2019 Joplin Writers’ Faire and had a fantastic time. Visiting with readers and other writers is my favorite thing to do. Being surrounded by books is my comfort zone. The 2022 Writers’ Faire offers both and is sure to be fun.
I will be signing my book, Moonbeams and Ashes: Tales of Mystery, Love, and the Paranormal, of course. I’ll also have a few copies of some other books in which my work appears for sale, but not many. In case you’re wondering, Moonbeams and Ashes is $8.00 and is available at Joplin Writers’ Faire, Always Buying Books just outside of Joplin, and Amazon. The ebook is available on Amazon for $2.99. Prices vary on the other books I’m bringing.
I rarely do this on Ozarks Maven, but in honor of the upcoming Joplin Writers’ Faire and all of the kind promotion the Joplin Post Art Library is doing for writers like me, I’m posting my author headshot and bio as they appear on my event profile.
The lovely headshot you see below was taken by my friend, Allie Bindel, last spring. I think she did a terrific job. I chose to wear a hat because I was in the midst of my illness-induced hair loss and not yet well. Allie worked with me and made me look healthy. She even performed some kind of magic that gave me a subtle glow. This picture is more than my author headshot – it’s a reminder to myself of my strength and determination.
Margarite Stever is an award-winning author who grew up in Asbury, a tiny Missouri town of just over 200 people. She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Missouri Southern State University. She writes stories and essays that touch a person’s heart. She is a member of Joplin Writers’ Guild, Missouri Writers Guild, Sleuths’ Ink Mystery Writers, Ozarks Writers League, and Ozarks Romance Authors. She published her short story collection, Moonbeams and Ashes, in October of 2021. Her work has recently appeared in Romance, Poetry, Mystery and More: An Anthology by Ozarks Romance Authors Members, Chicken Soup for the Soul: It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas, and several other journals and anthologies.
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