Tables of Content VII April 27, 5:30 PM

Thanks to our Sponsors for making our biennial festival of books & authors a success again in 2018!

Ann Clark Ltd.

Facey, Goss & McPhee, P.C.

Friends of Rutland Free Library

Paul & Ingrid Gallo

Bill & Kathy Harm

Heritage Family Credit Union

Joanne & Greg Pencak

Phoenix Books Rutland

Rutland Free Library Board of Trustees

Rutland Regional Medical Center

Ryan, Smith & Carbine, Ltd.

Anonymous

And thanks to our Contributors and In-Kind Contributors

Antique Mansion Bed & Breakfast

Foley Services

Omya

Pratt, Vreeland, Kennelly, Martin & White

Vermont Roofing

Velco

Anonymous

The event

We have invited 14 select Vermont authors to join us in the historic Fox Room. Chat with the authors and book lovers at our book-signing and reception downstairs, then move upstairs for a three-course meal. Authors move table to table for new conversations each course.

Tickets $125 per person; we currently have a short wait list. Call 773-1860 or email randal@rutlandfree.org for more information.

Our 2018 authors & their latest works

Philip Baruth
Philip Baruth
Jensen Beach
Jensen Beach
Mark Bushnell
Mark Bushnell

Philip Baruth • Senator Leahy: A Life in Scenes

Jensen Beach • Swallowed by the Cold

Mark Bushnell • Hidden History of Vermont

Philip Baruth is a Vermont state senator, author, radio commentator, and English professor at UVM among other notable accomplishments. His current book is Senator Leahy: A Life in Scenes. Baruth lives in Burlington with his wife Annika Ljung-Baruth.
Jensen Beach, author of Swallowed by the Cold, was awarded the 2017 Vermont Book Award. Beach teaches in the BFA Program at Northern University, Johnson, VT. He lives in Vermont.

Mark Bushnell was an editor for Vermont newspapers for many years. He decided that “writers have more fun than editors” and he turned to freelance writing. He is the author of Hidden History of Vermont. He lives in Central VT with his wife, Susan Clark, and son Harrison.


Jennifer Churchman
Jennifer Churchman
John Churchman
John Churchman
DeDe Cummings
DeDe Cummings

Jennifer Churchman • A Farm for Maisie (with John Churchman)

John Churchman • Brave Little Finn (with Jennifer Churchman)

Dede Cummings • To Look Out From: Poems

Jennifer Churchman is the co-author with her husband, John Churchman, of the children’s books based on the animals on their farm. The series began with The Sheepover and continues with the latest book, A Farm for Maisie. Jennifer is an author, photographer, and multimedia artist. She and John live on their farm in Vermont.

Dede Cummings is an author, poet, publisher, and advocate for people with Crohn’s disease. A Middlebury graduate, Dede is also a commentator for Vermont Public Radio. Her latest publication is a book of poetry entitled To Look Out From. It is the winner of the 2016 Homebound Publications Poetry Prize. Cummings lives in Vermont.


Bill Mares and Jeff Danziger
Bill Mares (left) and Jeff Danziger

 

Peter Gould
Peter Gould

Bill Mares & Jeff Danziger • The Full Vermonty: Vermont in the Age of Trump

Peter Gould • Horse Drawn Yogurt: Stories from Total Loss Farm

Jeff Danziger, a former English teacher in Vermont, is an author and syndicated political cartoonist.  He has a series, “The Teeds,” that appears weekly in Vermont newspapers.  He won the Herblock Prize in 2008 and the Thomas Nast Prize (Landau) in 2006. His latest book is The Full Vermonty co-authored with Bill Mares.

Bill Mares, a former teacher and Vermont state legislator, is the co-author of The Full Vermonty with Jeff Danziger. Mares is a commentator for Vermont Public Radio and has published a collection of those commentaries called 3:14 and Out. He lives in Burlington.

Peter Gould is the author of Horse-Drawn Yogurt: Stories from Total Loss Farm. Gould is a founder of youth Shakespeare camps in Northern Vermont. He won the 2016 Arts Education Award from the Vermont Arts Council. Gould moved to Vermont in 1969 as part of the back-to-the-land movement.


Stephen Kiernan
Stephen Kiernan
Archer Mayor
Archer Mayor
Tracey Medeiros
Tracey Medeiros

Stephen Kiernan • The Baker’s Secret: A Novel

Archer Mayor • Trace: A Joe Gunther Novel

Tracey Medeiros • The Vermont Non-GMO Cookbook: 125 Organic and Farm-to-Fork Recipes from the Green Mountain State

Stephen Kiernan is a novelist and journalist who has received more than forty awards. His latest book is The Baker’s Secret, which takes place in France during WWII. A graduate of Middlebury College, Kiernan lives in Vermont with his two sons.

Archer Mayor’s latest book in the Vermont-based crime fiction series featuring detective Joe Gunther is Trace. He was the winner of the New England Independent Booksellers award for best fiction. He has worked as a volunteer firefighter/EMT, as a death investigator for Vermont’s Chief Medical Examiner, and as a deputy sheriff.  Mayor resides in Newfane, Vermont.

Tracey Medeiros is continuing her food-oriented writing with her new book The Vermon Non-GMO Cookbook.  Her strong interest in the sustainable food movement is shown through her travels as a speaker and instructor of cooking. Medeiros lives in Vermont with her family.


Ron Powers
Ron Powers
Peggy Shinn
Peggy Shinn

Ron Powers • No One Cares About Crazy People: The Chaos and Heartbreak of Mental Health in America

Peggy Shinn • World Class: The Making of the U.S. Women’s Cross-Country Ski Team

Ron Powers is a Pulitzer Prize-winning and Emmy Award-winning writer and critic.  He has studied and written about Mark Twain for many years.  Powers  is the co-author of several books including Flags of Our Fathers. His new book is No One Cares About Crazy People. Born in Hannibal, Missouri, he now lives in Castleton with his wife Honoree.  

Peggy Shinn’s first book, Deluge, told the story of Tropical Storm Irene and how Vermont reacted. Her second book is entitled World Class: The Making of the U.S. Women’s Cross-Country Ski Team. As a ski writer, Shinn has won the Harold Hirsch Award for best feature writing four times. She lives in Rutland with her husband and daughter.