Crytal Coast Author Fair

Come to the Crystal Coast Author Fair on Saturday, September 23, 2017 for a fun day full of authors from North Carolina! The Crystal Coast Author Fair will feature over 20 published authors.  Both children's and adult authors will be present, so bring the kids.

Select authors will be providing a one hour reading and Q&A sessions. Childrens storytime throughout the day, giveaways and a food truck on-site.  Meet some of our wonderful North Carolina Authors, buy books and collect autorgraphs too!


Main Location

Carteret Community College
3505 Arendell Street
Morehead City, NC 28557
Bryant Student Center
205 College Circle
Morehead City, NC

(252) 222-6262


3505 Arendell Street Morehead City NC 28570


Guest Speaker Sponsors

Author Fair Friends

Author Reading Schedule

Special Luncheon with Kristy Woodson Harvey

Lunch with an Author!

Join Kristy Woodson Harvey at a private luncheon and reading! Click Here for tickets.

Kristy Woodson Harvey is the national bestselling author of Dear Carolina (Berkley/Penguin Random House, 2015), Lies and Other Acts of Love (Berkley/Penguin Random House, 2016) and the Peachtree Bluff Series, beginning with Slightly South of Simple (Gallery/Simon & Schuster, 2017). Dear Carolina was long-listed for the Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize, has been optioned for film and has appeared on numerous “must-read” lists. Lies and Other Acts of Love was a Romantic Times top pick, a Southern Booksellers Okra Pick and a finalist for the Southern Book Prize. Slightly South of Simple was a Southern Bestseller, a Barnes & Noble Bestseller, one of PopSugar’s picks for “Ultimate Summer Reading” and one of Glitter Guide’s “Must-Reads for April.”

Food, Wine, Travel

John E. Batchelor - Chefs of the Mountains: Restaurants and Recipes from Western North Carolina; Chefs of the Coast: Restaurants and Recipes from the North Carolina Coast


John E. Batchelor - Race and Education in North Carolina: from Segragation to Desegragation

Attention Authors!!!

The Carteret County Small Business Center is offering two free workshops for Authors!

Friday, September 22
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Business Essentials for Authors with  Martin Brossman
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Marketing Your Small Business for Authors with  Martin Brossman


Joey Madia - Jester-Knight, Minor Confessions of an Angel Falling Upward

Young Adult

Sarah Maury Swan - Terror's Identity

Tom Gill - The Bridge; Return to Emerald Isle

Leslie Tall Manning - Upside Down in a Laura Ingalls Town


Gina Farago - Ivy Cole and the Moon; Luna

Murder Mystery

Thomas Kies - Random Road

Marni Graff - Death Unscripted, The Blue Virgin, The Scarlet Wench, The Green Remains

You can register for these classes through the Small Business Center.

Featured Authors 

Author Registration 

Authors will be provided a standard 6 ft. long table for booth space which may be set up at the authors' discretion.  Sales will be made through the authors, any taxes, if applicable, will be the responsibility of the authors.  Chairs will also be provided.  A limited number of "booth" spaces will have electrical outlets nearby. 

Registration fee of $50 with a donation of a book to the Carteret Community College library. 

7:30 a.m. - Check-in for Authors

9 a.m. Booths must be complete, doors open to the public

4 p.m. Event ends

An evening with Phyllis Lawson


Pamela Cummins - Pamela's Love Collection, Learning the Secret Language of Dreams, Insights for Singles

Doug McCullough - Sea of Greed

Phyllis Lawson - Quilt of Souls

Join us on Friday, September 22, 2017, 6 p.m. in Joslyn Hall for an evening with Phyllis Lawson, author of Quilt of Souls. This event is free and open to the public. 

A Book Guaranteed to Tug at the Heartstrings

Painting an exquisite picture of the events that transpired in the mid-twentieth century, Phyllis Lawson transports her readers into a world where black people lived and died at the hands of social injustice.

Quilt of Souls is a work of genius guaranteed to tug at the heartstrings. Discover more details about this critically acclaimed book and get to know the author who made us see how our lives are all woven together like the pieces of clothing in a tattered quilt.

Action & Adventure

Steve Peters - The Outlaw Sandra Love; The Return of Sandra Love; Something Dangerous

Women's Fiction

Leslie Tall Manning - GAGA; Maggie's Dream

Mystery, Thriller, & Suspense

Susan Smith Out of Focus

Children's Books

Robin Bee Owens - Dabbie and Maxie; Dabbie and Maxie in Kentucky Bound; Dabbie and Maxie in: Georgia here We Come! and more. 

Linda Gayle Burke Where There's Will, There's a Way

Carol Hartsoe - On This Farm There Was a Noise; Granny Louise

Gina Farago -  The Yearning Tree
Susan Feehan -  The Droogledot Series


Val Amant - Out of FocusA Better Place; Burning West; COEN; Come Dance with Me!; Never Found; Our Little Heaven; Summer Comes Summer Goes; TATTOO; The Damning

Vera Hegmann, Associate Re/Max Homestead

Linda Unger, Associate   Re/Max Homestead

  • 12 p.m. - Robin Bee Owens
  • 1 p.m. - Linda Gayle Burke
  • 2 p.m. - Carol Hartsoe

Children's Storytelling

  • 10 a.m. - Leslie Manning
  • 11 a.m. - The Honorable Doug McCullough
  • 1 p.m. - Tom Gill
  • 2 p.m. - Thomas Kies