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!

Lunch with an Author!

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


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

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

Featured Authors 

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

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


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

Action & Adventure

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


Guest Speaker Sponsors

Author Fair Friends


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

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

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.

Author Reading Schedule

11 a.m. - The Honoroable Doug Lucci

1 p.m. - Tom Gill

2 p.m. - Thomas Kies

3 p.m. - Josh Manuel