Denali Dreams Gallery and Coffee Shop has partnered with Home Grown Books to showcase the works of local authors, and will host a book signing from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday, Dec. 10 at the store, located at 316 E. Broadway in Monett.
"Homegrown Books is a project that provides authors the venue to get their self-published books into circulation," said Shaun Bennett, owner of Denali Dreams. "All the authors displayed here have connections to the Ozarks."
Homegrown Books promotes local authors who have had difficulty in getting national bookstore chains interested in stocking self-published material.
Homegrown Books will display and sell books inside this local coffee shop, offering the shopper the rare chance to discover new talent and read books not found in traditional bookstores. The effort began with a display at the Keen Bean coffeehouse in Mt. Vernon.
Attending the event will be Harriet Ford, author of "Frankly Madame" and "Shadow in the Rain;" Sandy Shell, author of "Temptation with Luggage;" Cathy White, author of "Maury the Mouse," a children's fiction book; Ellen Mitchell, author of "Death can be Beautiful;" Betty Craker Henderson, a Monett author who has penned "Mysteries of the Ozarks," "From Trash to Treasure: the Evolution of an Ozarks Junkyard," and "Child Support;" Kathleen Stamate, author of "Need a Name?" and CC Brown, the pseudonym of Schyrlet Cameron, Carolyn Craig and Kathy Brown, who together wrote "Dark Side."
Authors will be on hand to autograph their books for local shoppers on Saturday.