The Greater Houston Area, as well as the rest of Texas, is the home for numerous established and up-and-coming authors. KBB has been particularly excited over the last 30 years to introduce and support these local talents.
Please join us for Local Author Day, to meet and talk with authors about their works and the writing and publishing process. We hope to make this an ongoing event.
Maudine Brubaker signs Lasting Peace
"I am an elderly person who likes the outdoors very much. I enjoy fishing, gardening and writing books. I started writing at a tender age as my two children were growing up and in school."
Sheila McFarland signs A Doubter's Diary
Sheila was born in Bryan Texas, and has lived in Houston for 32 years. She currently resides in Katy, Texas with her husband of 25 years and their 3 sons. Her passion for writing goes all the back to her years attending Mayde Creek High School (class of 1991).
KBB's own Shayna St Amant signs The Boy in the Forest
Shayna St. Amant was born in Woodland Hills, CA and grew up in Katy, Texas, where she currently resides with her mother, mimi , and three dogs. She is a musician; playing the drums, guitar, and keyboard-- and dancer; knowing how to tap dance, salsa dance, and hip hop. She has been writing since she was nine years old and has never lost her passion for it.
Small town life never seemed to bother Peggy Colt. One of eight children, she took care of her siblings without complaint. But she loved to roller skate. Every spare moment was spent on the rink. With the inspiration of a curious dove, Peggy followed her morals amidst direct opposition, and followed her heart to the roller derby. Dodging and overcoming obstacles, whether they came from corrupt townspeople or the opposing team, the indomitable spirit of Peggy Colt prevailed. She brought a new, bright hope into her tired hometown. Until tragedy struck.
Twenty years later, brothers Robert and Ralph invite a mysterious man into their home. He says his name is Pete Walk and he can answer the unanswered question. What happened to Peggy Colt and why? Pete investigates the twenty year-old cold case in the hope of bringing peace to a fractured family, and a heartbroken town.
"My personal journal and private thoughts. Where I struggle with my faith and God's word."
The way he smiled unsettled me, and I was starting to regret ever opening the window.
"Um, I don't think I see anything here." I frowned.
"Are you ready?"
"Ready for what? What's going on, Rory?" I asked, scared of what was going to happen next. I looked at what he was pointing at.
Would you risk everything to save a world you don't belong to? What if you could be a hero, fighting goblins to the death? Could you do it?
These questions are the furthest thing from the mind of April Listing, a typical teenage girl who is more likely to battle with her siblings than with otherworldly creatures. Her entire world is turned upside down, however, when she meets Rory, a mysterious stranger who enlists April's help in saving his home - a beautiful, fantasy-filled forest. After struggling to determine whether any of this is real, she decides to enter the fray in an attempt to bring down the goblins that are sucking the joy and color out of this fantastical realm. If she makes it out alive, she wonders how she'll ever return to the "real" world.
A story of striking originality, The Boy in the Forest allows readers to embark from the real world along with April and to share in her dynamic and thrilling adventure.