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!

Meet Jim Hall, Fredericksburg resident and retired newspaper editor and reporter, discusses his new book about the 1932 events which exposed a complex and disturbing chapter in Virginia history. In The Last Lynching in Northern Virginia: Seeking Truth at Rattlesnake Mountain, a black man was found hanged in Fauquier County, with some claiming he killed himself. But residents knew better, calling the tragedy a lynching—the last one known in Virginia. Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase.

  • Bronwen Chisholm
    • Porter, Saturday, April 15, 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.

Meet Maurice I. Jones, author of F.A.I.T.H. Fulfillment Acquired Instantly Through Hope. From volunteering in youth programs to becoming the youth president of his church, Maurice developed a passion for inspiring youth and spreading the word of Christ. Now he's an author, preacher of the Gospel, and entrepreneur. Learn about yourself as you read this book which consists of personal testimonies, scriptural content, and more!

  • Jason Michael
    • Porter, Saturday, April 22, 1:00-3:00

Meet Jason Michael, author of the children's books Mommy Made a Beastie, But I Love Her Anyway and Daddy Doesn't Purr, But I Love Him Anyway as well as two volumes of haiku poetry.

Meet Greg Miller, author of Grail of Culloden and Princess Rachel Adventures: Book 1.

Meet Donald Burrell, author of The Genesis of Recreating Your Life.

  • Sharon Mack Kelley
    • Porter, Saturday, April 29, 1:00-3:00

Meet Sharon Mack Kelley, author of Propelled to Purpose: Appreciating the Hay that Covers Your Divine Needle.