Kate Dolan announces Author Night 2017Catonsville Historical Society Hosts Author Night 2017

Wine + authors + snacks = fun

Your chance to chat with the authors and learn more about how ideas turn into books is coming up as the Catonsville Historical Society hosts an Author Night reception on Friday, March 31 from 7-9 p.m.  Maryland novelists will be on hand to share the writing process  plus sneak peeks at their upcoming books.  Come enjoy a glass of wine, nibble on some snacks, share conversation with book lovers, and take a look at the latest offerings from best-selling, award-winning authors, all available for signing. The reception at the Catonsville Historical Society, 1824 Frederick Road 21228 is free and open to the public. Parking is available across the street at the Five Oaks Swim Club. Bring your friends and come on out for a fun evening. To learn more about this year’s authors, look below…

Authors confirmed for this year include Chris Aitken, Frances Altman, Catherine Asaro, Michelle Markey Butler, Kate Dolan/K.D. Hays, Tom Glenn, Christie Kelley, Christina Kovac, Kathy Love, Millie Mack, and Kate Poole.

Chris Aitken is the owner of CrossFit Catonsville, and began channeling his passion for writing into nonfiction with two FitBiz books and hundreds of blog posts on health, fitness, and business. His first novel, Darkness Ascending, is modern fantasy with a Lovecraftian tinge.

Frances Altman has just published her ninth book for young readers–Escape to Freedom.  
She has written again for YA and adult readers setting her characters in a historical background.  Following a career in marketing and teaching she now freelances for publications such as PR News  and often talks to senior groups, schools and book clubs. She is a member of Maryland Writers, Nat’l Federation of Press Woman, and  League of American Pen Women.  
Catherine Asaro has written over 20 novels in the hard science fiction and fantasy genres. As a Harvard-trained physicist, she is able to create speculative worlds with a plausibility and complexity that few other authors ever attain. Winner of two prestigious Nebula Awards, she frequently speaks at science fiction conventions all over the world. (http://catherineasaro.net)

Michellehomegoing-butlerMichelle Markey Butler teaches medieval literature and history at the University of Maryland.  Her work explores where history and fantasy become legend, with one series set in a fictional land and another book in a recently re-discovered Irish town that had been lost for over 1000 years. She also blogs about the humorous side of parenting (http://michellemarkeybutler.com)


headshotgoldjacketsidebigsmileKate Dolan's historical fiction RestitutionKate Dolan, who also writes under the name K.D. Hays, first turned her love of history into fiction with two novels set in colonial Maryland. She has since written a number of humorous stories set in Regency England as well as a novel featuring real-life pirates, a dog-centric version of the Wizard of Oz, and a three-book contemporary mystery series set in Ellicott City (http://katedolan.com)


Tom GlennLast of the AnnameseTom Glenn’s 17 short stories and four novels came primarily from the 13 years he shuttled between the U.S. and Vietnam on clandestine combat support missions before escaping under fire when Saigon fell. His newest novel is Last of the Annamese. (https://www.facebook.com/authorTomGlenn)


Chris Enticing-The-Earl-eBook-small-130x195Christie Kelley worked for years in software development before starting her first historic romance novel. Her stories set during the English Regency period are acclaimed for their unique characters and thrilling plot twists (http://christiekelley.com).



CHristina_K_17_fn (1)Kovac, Christina CUTAWAY coverChristina Kovac worked in television news in Washington, DC, managing newsrooms and producing crime and political stories.  She began her career at Fox Five’s Ten O’Clock News, and spent her last nine years at the Washington Bureau of NBC News.  She left television to raise her children and write fiction.  The Cutaway is her first novel. (https://www.christinakovac.com)



Kathy Love writes heart-warming, sexy, and sometimes spooky romance. Originally from Maine, she uses her small-town upbringing to color some of her tales, while her love of the macabre gives other stories a different twist. Humor is always part of the mix in the more than 20 books she’s written so far. (https://readkathylove.com)


Millie Mack coverMillie Mack was born in Philadelphia, lives near Baltimore and worked in Washington which helped her create the fictional town of Tri-City featured in her books. She continues to live in the Baltimore area where she is working on the next book in her series featuring amateur sleuths Carrie and Charles Faraday. She also writes a blog all about mysteries at https://www.milliemack.com.

Kate Poole spent years in the legal and medical professions before she channeled her love of history into historical erotic romance novels set in Scotland and the Roman Empire.

All of the authors welcome questions. We hope you will join us for what promises to be a very entertaining evening on March 31. For more information, visit www.catonsvillehistoricalsociety.org or call 410-788-5849.