Authors gathering Saturday at Minden library |

Authors gathering Saturday at Minden library

Staff Reports

Authors meet readers, sell their books and sign autographs at A Gathering of Local Authors, 2-4 p.m. Saturday, at the Douglas County Public Library in Minden.

The free event features the Cordes Cousins, Shawn Grady, Graceann Deters, Mark A. Johnson, Irving Krauss, and Rich Pace.

The Cordes Cousins, Terry Lundergreen and Shirley Jones share the history of their Carson Valley family in “Frieda’s Files,” a collection of stories written by Frieda Cordes Godecke and published in The Record-Courier nearly 40 years ago.

Nevada firefighter and paramedic Shawn Grady is the author of the novels, “Through the Fire” and “Tomorrow We Die.” He was named Most Promising New Writer at the 39th annual Mount Hermon Writers Conference. Grady lives in Reno with his wife and three children.

Graceann Deters’ book, “Divine Betrayal,” is her story of growing up in Brazil as the child of missionaries from 1939 to 1952. Deters has run a business with her husband, taught nursing, and counseled inmates. She lives in Incline Village.

Alpine County resident Irving Krauss credits education as the key to his successful career. His memoir, “The Insiders Journey,” reveals the inner workings of higher education and describes his experiences of traveling the world with his wife.

Nevada native Mark A. Johnson is a graduate of Carson High School. He started writing children’s stories when his daughter was young. He realized writing was his passion after his first book, “Little Fish Lou,” was published.

Rich Pace retired from his job as an engineer and moved to Nevada with his wife Elaine. His first book, “Talos: Crossroads of the Galaxy,” is a family affair: Pace wrote it, his wife edited it, and Elaine’s sister did the artwork.

The Douglas County Public Library is at 1625 Library Lane in Minden. Information, or 782-9841.