In posts over the past week or so I've profiled almost all of the authors who will be at Chapters for Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday, May 2. In addition to meeting these talented authors, you'll also be able to purchase special merchandise that's only available for one day. This includes a signed Captain Underpants print, a stencil of a poem by Margaret Atwood, and a baby onesie that bears the artwork of Guess How Much I Love You. Also, for one day only, you might win a FREE copy of one of our 100 favorite books. Even the staff won't know which ones, but several of those books will ring up 100% off their cover price when you purchase them. Choose the right book, and it's yours, FREE!
Now, here are the final few authors, the ones signing from 1-2 p.m.
Stephanie Grace Whitson, who has signed at Chapters twice before and who we're excited to welcome back, has a new historical-inspirational book. Daughter of the Regiment is set in Missouri during the American Civil War and, like her other books, features a strong, upstanding female main character and in-depth research. I look forward to hearing about the research that went into this book.
Karen Shoemaker, who lives and writes in Lincoln, will be signing The Meaning of Names, this year's "Omaha Reads" title. The Meaning of Names is set in western Nebraska in 1918 and is about a woman of German descent struggling to raise her family amidst prejudice, a flu epidemic, and other hardships.
Greg Kuzma is a Nebraska poet and scholar, who taught at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for many years. Now that he's retired, he hosts poetry workshops, writes poetry, and provides feedback to writers' groups.