Local Authors & The Library

CollectionsLocal authors

The library curates a circulating collection of works by authors residing in the CRRL service area and adjacent counties. Library visitors will find works by local authors through the library catalog and on occasional READ LOCAL displays at all branches.

Authors, if you would like us to consider adding your work, just leave a donated copy at the Research desk at any branch with this form attached. Print out the form (PDF) to accompany your book.

Please understand that we are unable to return copies not selected.


We know you would like to make the public aware of your work. If you would like to be considered for an informal Local Author @ the Library book signing and book sale at a table in a library lobby, contact Lee Criscuolo at lcriscuolo@crrl.org or 540-899-1703. Lobby visits scheduled at least 2 months in advance may be promoted on our online listings of branch events.  Those scheduled at least 4 months in advance may also be promoted in our quarterly @ Your Library magazine.

Meet Local Authors at the Library

David Mauer
Porter, Saturday, March 18, 1:00 - 3:00
Meet David Maurer, author of Watering Rocks: How to Fail and Succeed as a LeaderWatering Rocks is a collection of essays recalling Dave's leadership experience during a full military career and nearly two decades in the private sector. The lessons learned and described serve to help new leaders prepare for their roles, while reminding seasoned leaders of what is important in life and in leading. Mr. Maurer served as an active duty Army officer for 22 years and is the author or co-author of several books on leadership, project management, and professional development

Bronwen Chrisholm
England Run, Saturday, March 4, 1:00 -3:00
Porter, Saturday, April 8, 1:00 -3:00
Snow, Saturday, April 22, 1:00 - 3:00
Meet Bronwen Chisholm, author of The Ball at Meryton and Georgiana Darcy, Matchmaker. Her newest novel, Georgiana Darcy, Matchmaker, begins with a letter written by Mr. Darcy to his sister during Miss Bennet's visit to Hertfordshire. The letter inspires Miss Darcy to visit her brother unexpectedly. This story is told entirely from Georgiana's point of view.