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Local Author Meet and Greet on June 29

Published on June 14, 2024 under RRnews
Local Author Meet and Greet on June 29

Celebrate local authors at the Round Rock Public Library’s Local Author Meet and Greet, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, June 29, on the first and second floors. Come and meet local authors Dr. Amiyo Basu, Kim Hiles, Terrance B. McGee, J. Ryan Sommers, Lisette Varela, and Lorraine Zajac.

Children’s Authors will have the opportunity to read an excerpt from one of their books at the end of Family Storytime, which takes place from 11 to 11:30 a.m., in the Second Floor Program Space. 

Author Spotlight

Dr. Amiyo Basu

Dr. Amiyo Basu is a versatile talent in engineering, poetry, art, and music.  His poetry collections, including From Dawn to Dusk, Beyond the Blue Horizon, and Nature’s Secrecy explore themes of nature and human craftsmanship.  His creations blend culture, travel, art, and science, highlighting nature’s nuances and human artistry. Professionally, he is an engineer focused on renewable energy and climate change.  His work integrates cultural, artistic, and scientific elements, emphasizing environmental sustainability.  This fusion of science and art defines his unique approach to both fields.

Kim Hiles

Kim Hiles is the author of four books. She enjoys writing about her journey of self discovery and healing. Her debut book of poetry, Moments as they Come, was just published by Austin MacAuley Publishers. Her second book of poetry comes out July 19th. 

Terrance B. McGee

Terrance B. McGee, Founder of Personal Definition LLC, a Educational, Motivational, Media & Marketing Consulting Enterprise. My mission is to capture the likeness of inspiration, and to stimulate personal growth for humanity. My vision is to personify human virtues through the enhancement of self-discovery. Personal Definition presents to you a noble ideal of distinction with keen enthusiasm, ambition, cause, and purpose. We foster self-love and support those seeking to be their authentic selves, with a focus on wellness and self-care, also managing stress & anxiety.

J. Ryan Sommers

J. Ryan Sommers is a professor of English and the author of two novels. He has published works in a number of literary magazines including Poetic Press, So To Speak, Helen Literary Magazine, Storyfile Magazine, Menda City Press, The Paragon Review, Here Comes Everyone, and Rotten Tomatoes. He lives with his wife two children and their puggle in Round Rock, Texas. He can usually be found roaming the aisles of the public library.

Lisette Varela

Lisette Varela loves spending time with her family and her dog Marley.  She teaches English (ESL) to adults who have recently immigrated to the United States.  Lisette enjoys cooking and eating new dishes from all over the world.  She also loves traveling and reading.

Lorraine Zajac

Lorraine Zajac is the proud author of Logan’s 3D Printed Surprise and a dynamic STEM educator with a passion for inspiring young minds. Through her series of children’s books, she seeks to spread the innovative world of 3D modeling and 3D printing. With over a decade of homeschooling experience and a passion ignited by her children’s interest in 3D printing, Lorraine has transitioned from being a stay-at-home mom to a prominent advocate for STEM education. Her mission extends beyond teaching; she aims to provide underrepresented communities access to advanced technology and foster a love for learning. Her vision is to nurture the next generation of innovators and thinkers, ensuring they have the tools and confidence to change the world.

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Source: City of Round Rock