Mills, Fletcher shine at Author Palooza

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Sault Star contributors Tom Mills and Ruth Fletcher join more than 10 other authors at Author Palooza at James L. McIntyre Centennial Library.

The second annual event runs Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Author Palooza is a smorgasbord of local literary talent,” said Mills, author of Sex is a Four-Letter Word and Other Misconceptions. “It gives me an opportunity to explore the variety and quality of writing in the Sault Ste. Marie area. And it’s a rare chance to chat with other authors and with readers who appreciate our efforts.”

Mills a retired news editor.

Fletcher is a district correspondent for The Sault Star. She’s the author of The Puckasaw Diaries.

” As well as being a great time to share stories with other writers and the public, Author Palooza is an ideal event to thank the people working at the James L. McIntyre Library for everything they do for the community,” said Fletcher. “Our library is a special oasis within the city  and I’m very grateful for the opportunity to participate in their Author Palooza. It is providing a perfect space to launch a book.”

Ellen Boyd, Cynthia Clement, Hans Devos, Paula Dunning, John Gearey, Jeff Hinich, Maria Iuliano, Cheryl Landmark, Jacob Maybe, Gary and Joanie McGuffin, Joanne Robertson, Gregory Saxby and Sara Tessier are also featured, a release says.

Joanne Robertson, author and illustrator of The Water Walker, is featured during Mother Goose storytime at 10 a.m.

Authors will sell, and sign, their works of fiction, non-fiction and poetry.

Additional information about the event, including a schedule of readings, will be posted at