FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Carol Adams, Director, Kimberling Area Library, firstname.lastname@example.org , 417-739-2525 Meet 38 Authors and Hear 10 Speakers in Kimberling City on February 3. Sixth annual event draws award-winning authors and is free and open to the public, Saturday, February 3, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Kimberling City, MO – Meet 38 regional authors and hear from ten speakers at the Sixth Annual Meet the Authors Festival at the Kimberling Area Library. The event will take place on Saturday, February 3, 2018, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is free and open to the public. “We are offering this free, stimulating event to provide individuals an opportunity to meet and talk with a wealth of talented authors,” said KAL Director Carol Adams. “We feel fortunate that the event has attracted popular and award winning authors who will be on hand to share their stories, sign books, answer questions and much more. We also have an interesting line-up of speakers and a book will be given away after each speaker’s presentation.” The two featured speakers this year are Larry Tongate and Thelma Rae. Mr. Tongate, who participate in the investigation of the “Oklahoma Bombing” will be speaking on his book, Simple Truth; the Real Story of the Oklahoma City Bombing Investigation. Mrs. Rae, who ran a resort in the Kimberling City area for many years, will be sharing her memories from her book, Bittersweet Resort, a memoir of our Ozark Odyssey. Speaker topics and times are as follows: 9:50 AM – Dinosaurs or Dragons - Ben Russell 10:10 AM - Simple Truth; the Real Story of the Oklahoma City Bombing Investigation - Larry Tongate 10:40 AM – “Wow God” Encounters – Harriett Ford 11:00 AM - Scary Stories they thought were a joke, but were they? – Shirley McCan 11:20 AM - Psychic self-defense offers tools to keep yourself safe from spirit invaders inspired by her book, They All Died Smiling - Ronda del Boccio 11:40 AM - Bittersweet Resort, a memoir of our Ozark Odyssey – Thelma Rae 12:10 PM - All My Love, George...Letters from a WWII Hero – Darla Noble 12:30 PM - What’s the Big Deal About Caterpillars? – Nancy Dailey 12:50 PM - Four Generations of a Mixed Cherokee Family Migrates from Tennessee to New Mexico – James Crownover 1:10 PM - After a Hard Day On the Farm - Marilyn Smith “We invite everyone to join us on February 3. It’s an opportunity you won’t want to miss,” said Adams. Almost every genre of book will be represented at the event including nonfiction, fiction, children, young adult, cooking, Christian, historical, romance, health, humorous, family, sci-fi, fantasy, adventure, military, and photography. The Kimberling Area Library is located at 45 Kimberling Boulevard in Kimberling City, Missouri. For more information call the library at 417-739-2525 or visit www.kalib.org .