“A Local Author Extravaganza,” hosted by Carson City’s A to Zen, presents more than a dozen area authors as well as local artists. This free event will be held on Sat., November 14 from noon to 6 p.m. at A to Zen, 1803 North Carson Street. Kathleen Berry will be one of the featured speakers, giving a 15 minute presentation on Real Life Ghost Stories at 2:20 p.m. at the store.

Confirmed authors are: Berry (spirituality/paranormal memoir), Patty Cafferata (Nevada history), Mark Douglas (Korean War novels), Peggy Rew (pet care/safety), C.W. Bayer (local history/music), Virginia Castleman (children’s and middle-grade novelist), Carol Purroy (memoir), April Kempler (memoir), Laura Newman (short stories), D.L. Whitehead (horror/thrillers), Theresa Thornton (novelist), Rick Cornell (mystery/suspense), Bill W. Morgan, and the publisher of “What’s The Story,” a newsletter. In addition, the owner of A to Zen will have a small display section of books by the store owner’s parents, James and Starr McKimmey.

The presentation schedule for Nov. 14 is:

  • 1 p.m.              C.W. Bayer
  • 1:20 p.m.        Laura Newman
  • 1:40 p.m.        Carol Purroy
  • 2 p.m.              April Kempler
  • 2:20 p.m.      Kathleen Berry
  • 2:40 p.m.        D.L. Whitehead
  • 3 p.m.              Rick Cornell
  • 3:30 p.m.        Author Question &Answer Panel

For more details, call A to Zen at 691-3945.