Various - Salt Lake City

Oct 6, 2020, 7:00 pm



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Speed date with a Book


Salt Lake City

Statewide Region


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202 W 300 N
Salt Lake City , UT 84103-1108
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Many Authors. Many Books.

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Find out about several authors, their books, and writing life in a super fast "Speed Date with a Book" format.

More about the authors on the panel:

Sara Fitzgerald is the author of two paranormal YA books, Darkness Within and Magic Within; these books are coming to age stories including; magic, witches, vampires and werewolves.

She is the beloved author of the Christmas stories, A Miracle for Ann and Saving Savanna. She writes semi-sweet contemporary romance novels for Champagne Books. Sara was named Writer of the Year by the League of Utah Writers in 2006.

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Daniel M Quilter grew up in Orem, Utah right at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. He spent his time hiking, camping, rock climbing, and anything else outdoors. After spending two years as a missionary in Portugal, Daniel attended Utah Valley University where he graduated with a degree in communications. He is best known for writing sci-fi and fantasy novels such as the Blood-Fire Trilogy, or his upper middle-grade series: The Cross-Road Travelers.

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Kathryn Elizabeth Jones is a lover of words and a bearer of mood swings. When she is feeling the need to inspire, she writes a Christian fiction book. If a mystery is waiting to be uncovered, she finds it. If something otherworldly is finding its way through her fingertips, she travels to it.

Kathryn has been a reader since she was a young child.
Although she took classes in writing as a teen, it wasn’t something she really thought would become her career until she was married. And even then, it took a few more years for something worthy enough to publish to manifest itself.
Kathryn’s first book was published in 2002. Since then, many other books have found their way out of her head depending on the sort of day she is having. Kathryn is a journalist, a teacher, a mentor, an editor, a publisher, and a marketer.

Her greatest joy, other than writing her next book, is meeting with readers and authors who enjoy the craft of writing as much as she does.

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2019 Best Indie Book Award winner M L Everett was born in northern Utah and spent two years in the Maritime Provinces of eastern Canada, where he learned to love the people, culture, and scenery. Many years later he traveled back and it was just as wonderful as he remembered.
When not writing, or spending time with his wife, kids and grandson, M L enjoys watching old movies, drinking a cold coke, and eating BBQ potato chips. He is currently writing his second book.

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Judy Baker lives in Utah with her husband and three furry kids: Stanley, a Lakeland terrier, Charlie, an Airedale terrier, and, Bruce, an eighteen pound cat.

When not writing, she enjoys RVing with her family, stargazing through one of her many telescopes, digging in her wildflower garden, and golfing, or just swinging on the patio while plotting her next story.

What scares Judy the most? She’s been parasailing over the ocean, ziplining over a deep canyon in Hawaii, four-wheeling on the edge of a cliff while looking down into the ocean, flew in a tiny plane with balled tires landing in a cornfield in the middle of Mexico, and rode a Harley 2500 miles, but none scares her as much as making sure she writes a great story. Her favorites: coffee, tea and summer.

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Mary Martinez (AKA ML Foxx) lives in Magna, a little town west of Salt Lake City, Utah. Together with her husband, she has six grown children, and six wonderful grandsons and five beautiful granddaughters. She loves to spend time with family and friends--she includes good books as friends!

Mary and her husband love to travel, especially to the Caribbean for relaxing, and Italy for the wine. And most recently she discovered she was Irish and Scottish, of course they had to visit Ireland and Scotland. Mary fell in love with both, but the green hills of Ireland felt like home. With the experience from the exotic places she has visited, she is able to fill her books with colorful descriptions of cities, painting a colorful backdrop for her characters. One of her favorite US destinations is New York/Brooklyn, where her beloved Beckett's live. When she visits, she can wander their neighborhoods, favorite parks, and visit their favorite pub, Putnum's.

They are avid concert ‘Ho’s’! Yes, they pretty much want to do them all. They love outdoor amphitheaters the best and attend as many during the warmer months as possible.

Mary writes mostly romantic suspense, romance, women's fiction, and she has just begun to dabble in young adult mystery. During her writing career she has been a conference coordinator, workshop presenter, and chapter president for the Utah Chapter of RWA. In 2007 she was presented with the Utah RWA service award in acknowledgment and appreciation for outstanding service. Mary has also participated in numerous library panels on writing and co-presented a workshop on writing a series at the League of Utah Writers conference.

Mary also writes as ML Foxx. This is her first jaunt into Fantasy and Sci-Fi, she loves it. It gives her freedom of choice. In her ML persona she also loves to go to the movies and you got it… Watch the Avengers, Dead Pool, among others. Something her hubby doesn't really enjoy but humors her fantasy side. You’ll see more books soon…
Mary and her husband are also enthusiastic college football fans. They have season tickets to the UTES, University of Utah Football and they tailgate every game. They love tailgating so much, that they were married at a tailgating in 1999. GO UTES!

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Robin Glassey grew up in Canada across from a leaky nuclear power plant, turning her into a human EMP who will most likely usher in the apocalypse. She moved to Utah and graduated from BYU with a BA in Psychology. Now she spends her time analyzing her teenage boys, converting people to Doctor Who, and writing clean YA fantasy, including The Azetha Series and the award-winning novella, The Least of Elves. Although Robin writes about epic journeys, if she ever went on one, she’d most likely die within the first mile.

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Elizabeth Suggs is a writer, an editor, and a leader in the writing community. She obsessively writes each morning, lunch, and evening. When she’s not writing, she’s leading groups of writers through bi-weekly workshops on feedback and focused writing. She believes these meetings help writers understand themselves in the world and better prepare them for major publishers.
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This event is made possible with support from Brigham City Public Library and Utah Humanities.