MEET THE AUTHOR

The Connecticut Renaissance Faire is a fantasy book reader’s dream come true as we host a different author each day of our fall show. This is your chance to meet the writers you love and get your books signed as well as to discover other talented local authors that will sweep you away to other worlds.

Come out and show your support, purchase a book and get it signed. Authors will be signing from 1 – 3 pm on their respective day, but may be there earlier or later so don’t be afraid to get there first. Here is our current lineup with more authors planned:

Amber Boccetti – September 2

All was quiet. Hundreds of Corrigon were dead and sprawled across the field. The scepter was smoking as General Viane approached it with caution. The stone on the top of it was now completely shattered. He stared into the faces of the others who were stricken with worry as to whether or not the royal family had made it safely through the portal. All they could do now, was wait to see what the fate of their world would be. Connecticut Author, Amber Boccetti took upon herself to “reinvent the wheel” and began writing stories with fairies and dragons, shortly after she received her master’s degree. If she is not working on her latest story, you will find her on an adventure with her daughter.

Suzanne Cordatos – September 3

If you’ve been looking something new and original to read to your kids as a family tradition, take a look at Sneeze Fire – a children’s book about a dragon, Willard, who has a bad cold that creates a bit of tension between he and his friends. Suzanne has a degree in English Literature from Bowling Green State University and works for international student admissions for Sacred Heart University, located in Fairfield, CT.

Kim Headlee – September 4

Virginia fantasy author, Kim Headlee, is no stranger to fantasy novels. She started her Dawnflight series back in 1999 and hasn’t looked back. Her latest paperback, “King Arthur’s Sister in Washington’s Court” won the 2016 IPBA Benjamin Gold Medal for Science Fiction & Fantasy. The story is about the only major character in Mark Twain’s well-known novel, “A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court” that wasn’t killed off: Morgan le Fay. See what happens when she casts a powerful spell to take her to 1879 Connecticut in this enchanting story of time travel and magic.

Liz Delton – September 9

Meadowcity is the latest book from Connecticut Fantasy author, Liz Delton. It’s a story about Sylvia Thorne, a rider delivering messages between the Four Cities. Her life changes when she unknowingly delivers a declaration of war. What will this mean for the four cities of Arcera? Liz resides in what some would call “The middle of the woods.” Could this be where she got her inspiration for The Wilds – the lands between the Four Cities? Now is your chance to find out.

Justin Aucoin – September 10

Meadowcity is the latest book from Connecticut Fantasy author, Liz Delton. It’s a story about Sylvia Thorne, a rider delivering messages between the Four Cities. Her life changes when she unknowingly delivers a declaration of war. What will this mean for the four cities of Arcera? Liz resides in what some would call “The middle of the woods.” Could this be where she got her inspiration for The Wilds – the lands between the Four Cities? Now is your chance to find out.

http://jmaucoin.com/

Michael Bailey – September 16

In the land of Asaches, there are great men and women who have changed the course of history. Their adventures are honored in song; their names are spoken with a reverence normally reserved for the gods; their heroic deeds have elevated them to the status of living legends. And then there are these guys… Derek Strongarm and Felix Lightfoot are two hard-luck adventurers for hire looking for their big break — or an excuse to retire before they get killed. The Adventures of Strongarm & Lightfoot, the new series from author Michael Bailey (Action Figures), is an irreverent take on the fantasy genre. Get ready for an epic tale filled with action, magic, monsters, quests, treasure, inconveniently located ancient artifacts of great power, curiously specific prophecies, and dangerously rickety rope bridges that someone really should have repaired a long time ago. Bailey resides in Massachusetts where he has been working as a writer since 1998.

Ashley York – September 17

Sky Boivin – September 23

D. E. Morris – September 24

Age of Valor is a medieval fantasy series set in a world of myth and magic, dragons and demons. The Celtique people have been long oppressed by the tyrant Tadhg, high king of the most powerful countries in the Celtique Nations. In Heritage, the first book of the series, young Ashlynn Stuart must find a way to gather and rally her silent army. Fear has kept them still for too long and the losses at their feet grow day by day. Can this misplaced and forgotten girl summon the courage to stand up for her people, her kindred Gaels, humans with the ability to turn into dragons, and her beloved country? Also available is Awakening, the second book in the Age of Valor series. Book three, Dragon Song, will be published in May 2017.

D.E. began writing at the age of fourteen. During her freshman year of high school, she participated in a nation-wide writing contest for racial diversity and ended up winning a special recognition for her short story. She’s since had a poem published in a compilation book and has continued to look toward Richard Adams, Melanie Rawn, and Marion Zimmer Bradley, some of her favorite authors, for inspiration as she continues working on the next books in her Age of Valor series, as well as other writing projects.

Deborah Ann Davis – September 30

Deborah Ann Davis writes quirky YA/NA fiction with a twist. Her first visit to the CT Renaissance Faire became the inspiration for her first book, Fairly Certain, where a Computer Geek challenges a Medieval Outlaw. 

Petir takes a rough tumble in the Connecticut woods, but awakens in old England. His instinct to freak out is tempered by the arrival of a fair maiden wearing a bow…and arrow. Petir decides he has nothing to lose by pursuing Maid Rianne. But when she is captured by the enemy, a geek with no ability to defend himself must rescue the fair maiden.

Mary Lawrence – October 1

Alyssa Louise Norton – October 7

Meet the Author: Alyssa Louise Norton. Our “Meet the Author” event is just one more reason you need a season pass as we host a different fantasy author each and every day of our show.

A.L. Davroe – October 8

A popular virtual reality game, Nexis, is the only escape for a naturally-born teenager named Ella. There she learns the game isn’t quite what everyone thinks it is. Discover what Ella learns in A.L. Davroe’s latest novel. Davroe resides in Connecticut with her cats and has written several books with a focus on science fiction.

Ethan Rappaport – October 9

An evil spirit, trapped within a volcano for centuries, escapes its fiery prison with a vow to destroy all life. When no one else believes such devastation is possible, a young wizard and his companions are forced to oppose the powerful creature on their own. Lyche is Book Six in Legends of the Four Races, a series of nine high fantasy novels that form an Interlocking Matrix of six separate trilogies. Lyche may be read on its own, as the third book of The Transmuter Trilogy, or as the second book of The Necromancer Trilogy. Rappaport graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology with degrees in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. He works as a software engineer for a financial services consulting firm in New York and is a lifelong resident of Orange, Connecticut.