Springboro Area Historical Society hosts the Ice Cream Social in August, Haunted Hot Dog Roast in October, Veterans Day Salute in November, & participates in Juneteenth Jubilee, ArtFest, & Christmas in Springboro.
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Books, Authors, Shopping & Cider | Springboro Museum | 110 S. Main St.
The Museum will once again be a warm spot during Christmas in Springboro. We offer hot apple cider, history-oriented merchandise and a host of local authors in a program organized by our own member and well-regarded author, Jan Irvin.
This is a great opportunity to find the perfect holiday gift for the avid readers on your gift list and to meet and mingle with a total of 20 different area authors. There will also be a free drawing for signed copies of each book. This impressive lineup includes:
DAY ONE: Friday, November 17 6-9 pm
Valerie Coleman – Children’s Fiction
Valerie believes that every conversation with a child is an opportunity to teach. Whether basic life skills, kindness, or career aspirations, she encourages her grand babies and other children to be the best they can be.
J.E. Irvin – Mystery/Thriller, Romantic Suspense, Poetry
J.E. is a career educator and the author of seven mystery/thriller novels. A resident of Springboro, Ohio, she and her husband live on the edge of a nature park, which serves as inspiration for much of her work.
Rock Neelly – Historical Fiction/Detective Fiction
Rock grew up on family farms in both Oklahoma and Kansas. Since arriving in Ohio to teach literature and film at a local community college, he has published four novels, a novella, and three books of short detective fiction.
C.L. Pauwels – Mystery/Thriller/Suspense
C.L. (Cyndi) brings nearly 20 years experience working in the criminal justice field to her crime fiction and police procedural novels. She lives in Yellow Springs with her husband of 43 years and ten chickens.
DAY TWO: Saturday, November 18
Tonya Brown – Historical Fiction
Tonya is the author of two historical novels, The Queen’s Almoner and The King’s Inquisitor, which won the 2022 Coffee Pot Book Club’s Book of the Year bronze medal for Tudor, Stuart, and English Commonwealth historical fiction and the BookFest silver medal for Medieval Historical Romance.
Ron Clyburn – Humor/Action/Thriller
Ron is a writer, actor, and former standup comedian from Dayton, OH. He is a multi-genre author, specializing in Humor/Action/Thriller stories. His book, Readings, Writings and Ramblings, is a collection of humorous essays, poetry, and short stories.
Tim Stonecash – Memoir
Tim grew up in Miamisburg during the 1960s and currently lives in Springboro. He earned his master’s degree from the University of Dayton. He enjoys traveling, studying history, and spending time with his four children, their partners, and his two grandchildren.
MJ White – Fiction
MJ is an Ohio poet and fiction writer. She is a recipient of the Paul Laurence Dunbar Poetry Prize as well as the Antioch Writers’ Workshop’s Judson Jerome Poetry Prize. Her debut novel, An Invitation to the Party, was published in July.
Kimberly Beckett – Steamy Contemporary Romance
Kimberly is a local author based in Centerville who writes steamy, contemporary romances based in the world of horses and equestrian competition. Her Horses Heal Hearts series brings courageous but flawed characters together using horses to help them find their way to a happily ever after.
Rebecca Case – Children’s Books
Rebecca has loved the craft of writing and art her entire life. Essays, poetry, and good books are a few of her favorite things. The illustrator for her book Wonder is Linda McCoy, whose paintings are in collectors’ homes all over the world.
Linda Jones – Nonfiction
Linda has planned events in her personal and professional life for more than 30 years. In The Event Planning Toolkit; Your Guide to Organizing Extraordinary Meetings and Events, she shares all of her best planning tips and tricks. Linda is a native of Springboro and currently lives in Waynesville.
Tim Smith – Mystery/thriller
Tim is an award-winning, bestselling author of mystery/thrillers and contemporary romance. He is also a freelance writer, editor and photographer. His books featuring former CIA agent Nick Seven have garnered several awards and international critical praise.
Sarah Ann Carter – Clean Romance
Sarah fell in love with reading and writing at an early age. As a child, she could be found curled up with a book or writing a creative story. She had a poem published at age 10 and won many summer library reading programs.
Nancy Flinchbaugh – Spiritual Fiction/Nonfiction
Nancy is a Christian contemplative working for justice, peace and the Earth and these themes are reflected in her writing. She writes a Revelation series about the Magnificent and Marvelous Book Club (The MAMs), and also has written a memoir (Letters from the Earth), a contemplative primer (Awakening) and an environmental love story, (Mariah of the Wind).
Sharon Short – Historical, Mystery, Humor
Sharon is the author of more than fourteen mystery novels, most recently the historical Kinship mysteries, written as Jess Montgomery. She is also a contributing editor and columnist for Writer's Digest. Her collection of humorous columns, Sanity Check, is drawn from her former Dayton Daily News column of the same name.
Rebecca Whited – Christian Fiction/Nonfiction
Rebecca is a Jesus loving mother, teacher, podcaster and speaker. She created Broken Messenger Ministries, to encourage others to also become Broken Messengers for Jesus.
DAY THREE: Sunday, November 19, 1-3 pm
Melissa Hunter – Historical Fiction/Contemporary Holiday Romance
Melissa is a writer and blogger from Cincinnati. Her debut novel, What She Lost, was a 2021 International Readers' Favorite silver medal winner and tells the life story of her grandmother, a Holocaust survivor. Her latest novel, Eight Wishes, is a contemporary Hanukkah romance and will be available this holiday season.
Juliette Hyland – Contemporary Romance
Juliette believes in strong coffee, hot drinks and happily ever afters! She lives in Ohio with her prince charming, who has patiently listened to many rants regarding characters failing to follow the outline. When not working on fun and flirty happily ever afters, Juliette spends time with her beautiful daughters, giant dogs or sewing uneven stitches with her sewing machine.
Charles Jacobs – Thrillers
Charles' writing combines his background in math and science with his professional work in financial services to create thrillers that speculate on what is “science possible” and how that might affect mankind. Besides writing, the author is passionate about food, wine, photography and cars.
Sharon Underwood – Children’s Fiction, Bilingual
Sharon's books are in English and Spanish and reflect the special places and culture of Trinidad and Tobago where she grew up.