Local Authors, past and present

Donald Hall

Donald Hall, of Wilmot, NH, and Eagle Pond, was one of the country’s most prolific and respected men of letters. Author of many books of poetry and essays, children’s books, short stories, biographies, and memoirs, Don was a local treasure.

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Tomie dePaola 

Tomie dePaola lived in New London, and was one of our favorite children’s book authors. His distinctive style and incredible use of color made his books instantly recognizable.

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Sy Montgomery and Howard Mansfield

Sy Montgomery and Howard Mansfield are married and live in Hancock, NH. It’s always a joy when they visit the store!

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David Elliot

Author David Elliott lives in Warner, NH. He’s very funny on the page and in real life! 

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Erin Bowman

Erin Bowman is the critically acclaimed author of numerous books for teens, including the Taken TrilogyVengeance RoadRetribution Rails, and the Edgar Award-nominated Contagion/Immunity duology, with The Girl in the Witch's Garden, her first offering for middle grade readers, newly released in spring 2020

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Virginia Macgregor

A transplant from England, Virginia brightens our week when she comes in to work on her manuscripts in the cafe, and to pop over to the counter for a bit of catching up. A resident of Concord now, with her husband and their three children, Virginia's latest two novels, As Far as the Stars (2019) and The Children's Secret (upcoming 2020) are set in the United States.

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Erica Bodwell

Erica Sofer Bodwell's poems have appeared in PANK, APIARY, HeART and other journals. Her chapbook, Up Liberty Street, was released in March 2017 by Finishing Line Press. Her full-length manuscript, Crown of Wild, was a finalist for the 2018 Four Way Books Larry Levis Prize and won the Two Sylvias Press 2018 WIlder Contest.

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Dan Szczesny

Dan Szczesny is a long-time journalist, author and speaker living in New Hampshire. An avid hiker and  travel-writer focusing on the history and natural world around him, his latest book, U & Me, is a series of reflections on fatherhood with his littlest hiking buddy.

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