All CT Authors

  • Adam von Gootkin

    Living Proof tells the story of how, in just a few short years, Connecticut natives Adam and Pete took Onyx Spirits Company from a start-up concept born in a restored Civil War-era factory to a multimillion-dollar, award-winning spirit distillery by breaking rules, learning from failures, and challenging the status quo. read more

  • Alice Mattison

    Alice Mattison’s The Kite and the String: How to Write with Spontaneity and Control—and Live to Tell the Tale, will be published by Viking on August 16, 2016. She is also the author of six novels, most recently When We Argued All Night, published in 2012 by Harper Perennial, which read more

  • Amy Nawrocki

    Amy Nawrocki is the poetry editor for The Wayfarer and the author of five poetry collections, including Four Blue Eggs and Reconnaissance, released by Homebound Publications. Her work has appeared in many print and online publications including Fox Adoption Magazine, New Millennium Writings, The Battered Suitcase, Coastal Connecticut Magazine, Phi read more

  • Brian Clements

    Brian Clements is the author of several collections of poems, most recently A Book of Common Rituals (Quale Press, 2014). He is Professor of Writing, Linguistics, and Creative Process at Western Connecticut State University, where he coordinates the Master of Fine Arts in Creative and Professional Writing. He was founding read more

  • Charles Monagan

    Charles Monagan has been a writer and editor since 1972, when he graduated from Dartmouth College. His work has appeared in many magazines and newspapers, and from 1989 to 2013 he was the editor of Connecticut Magazine. In 1997, he won the Gold Medal for Reporting from the national City read more

  • Charles Rafferty

    Charles Rafferty has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism. His eleventh book of poetry is Diminution (Paper Nautilus Press). His collection of short fiction, Saturday Night at Magellan’s, was published by Fomite Press. His collection of prose poems — read more

  • Charlie Margolis

    Poet Laureate – South Windsor Charlie Margolis is a retired art teacher. He is Poet Laureate of South Windsor, CT and a member of the CT Coalition of Poets Laureate (ctpoetlaureates.com). Mr. Margolis is author of the poetry book, Class Dismissed, A Teacher Says Goodbye. Charles is an interview and read more

  • Cheryl Della Pelle

    Cheryl Della Pelle is an educator, meditation instructor and master gardener. She owns and operates a one-woman gardening business, and spends as much time out of doors as possible. No doubt her early years spent on her grandparents’ Pennsylvania farm imprinted her for this current life of design and care read more

  • Christine Beck

    Poet Laureate – West Hartford Christine Beck was named the fifth Poet Laureate of West Hartford in May of 2015. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing degree from Southern Connecticut State University and is the author of Blinding Light (Grayson Books 2013) and I’m Dating Myself, (Dancing read more

  • Chuck Radda

    After teaching high school English for thirty five years (and some college courses for another five) I have turned my attention to writing and blogging full time. I published my first novel, Dark Time, in 2014, and my second, Absolute Truth, a year later. Both are available from Amazon. I read more

  • Cindy Rodriguez

    Cindy L. Rodriguez was a newspaper reporter for the Hartford Courant and a researcher for the Boston Globe before becoming a public school teacher. She is now a reading specialist at a Connecticut middle school and an adjunct professor at Tunxis Community College. She is also a founder of the read more

  • Dana Meachen Rau

    Dana Meachen Rau is an author, artist, and editor. Over her almost twenty years working as a freelancer, she has published more than 350 books for children in a variety of genres—early readers, picture books, historical fiction, biographies, cookbooks, and nonfiction on scientific, historical, geographical, and other popular topics. She read more

  • David Cundy

    Animals Spell Love is David Cundy’s debut children’s book. David is a writer, graphic designer and educator with a lifelong commitment to arts and letters. He has designed type in New York and London, created graphics for many illustrious organizations, and taught at Yale. His studio overlooks the Town Green read more

  • David Fitzpatrick

    David Fitzpatrick was raised in Guilford, attended Guilford High School, graduated Skidmore College in 1988, and then got his MFA Degree from Fairfield University in 2011. His Harper Collins-William Morrow published memoir came out in 2012 Sharp: My Story of Madness, Cutting, and How I Reclaimed My Life. David’s wife, Amy, read more

  • David K. Leff

    David K. Leff is an essayist, pushcart nominated poet and former deputy commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection. His work focuses on the surprisingly intimate relationship of people to their built and natural environments. His nonfiction book, The Last Undiscovered Place (University of Virginia Press, 2004) was a read more

  • Davyne Verstandig

    Davyne Verstandig is a lecturer in English and Creative Writing at The University of Connecticut.  Her books include two books of poetry, Pieces of the Whole and Provisions. Her work also appears in the anthologies Sex and Sexuality in a Feminist World; Songs of the Marrow Bone; and Where Beach read more

  • Donna Marie Merritt

    Donna Marie Merritt is the author of five poetry books, most recently We Walk Together (2015, Beech Hill Publishing Company) and Her House and Other Poems (2013, Stairwell Books). She is also the author of the Poetry for Tough Times series: What’s Wrong with Ordinary? Poems to Celebrate Life (2012), read more

  • Elissa Grodin

    Married to actor Charles Grodin. Former book reviewer (Times Literary Supplement). Author of six children’s books, and two adult mystery novels. The third book in the mystery series to be published in 2017 by Cozy Cat Press. Elissa lives in Connecticut and New York City.

  • Elizabeth Hilts

    Elizabeth Hilts is the author of the internationally best-selling “Getting In Touch With Your Inner Bitch,” “The Bitch in the Bedroom,” “The Bitch at Work” and the “Getting In Touch With Your Inner Bitch” calendars. Her most recent book is “Every Freaking Day! With Rachell Ray: An Unauthorized Parody.” She read more

  • Eric Lehman

    Eric D. Lehman teaches literature and creative writing at the University of Bridgeport and his essays, reviews, poems, and stories have been published in dozens of journals and magazines. His dozen books include A History of Connecticut Food, Literary Connecticut, A History of Connecticut Wine: Vineyard in Your Backyard, Bridgeport: read more

  • Gail Gauthier

    Gail Gauthier is the author of eight children’s books, including The Hero of Ticonderoga, an ALA Notable Book, and the two volumes of the Hannah and Brandon Stories series, A Girl, a Boy, and a Monster Cat, and A Girl, a Boy, and Three Robbers, which were both selected as read more

  • Geoffrey Craig

    Geoffrey Craig’s fiction, poetry and drama have appeared in numerous literary journals, including the New Plains Review, Calliope, Foliate Oak, Spring – the Journal of the E.E. Cummings Society and The MacGuffin. He has received two Pushcart Prize nominations. In January 2016, Prolific Press published his novel, Scudder’s Gorge. Previously, read more

  • Ginny Lowe Connors

    Ginny Lowe Connors is the author of three poetry collections: The Unparalleled Beauty of a Crooked Line, Barbarians in the Kitchen, and most recently, Toward the Hanging Tree: Poems of Salem Village. Her chapbook, Under the Porch, won the Sunken Garden Poetry Prize. In addition, she has edited several poetry read more

  • Glenn Shea

    Glenn Shea’s first collection of poetry, FIND A PLACE THAT COULD PASS FOR HOME, was published by Salmon Poetry in 2010. Born and educated in Connecticut, he has read his work in local libraries and shops and venues in Paris, Dublin and Verona. He works with a group of illuminati read more

  • Hugo DeSarro

    Poet Laureate – East Hampton Hugo DeSarro was born in Hartford, Connecticut in 1919.  He grew up in a time when horse drawn carts were a common sight in the city, when the ragman went door to door, and medicine primarily came in the form of camphor on a string, iodine, flaxseed or read more

  • James R. Scrimgeour

    Poet Laureate – New Milford Dr. James R. Scrimgeour received his BA from Clark University, his MA and PhD from UMass, Amherst and is Professor Emeritus at Western Connecticut State University. He has published nine books of poetry and over 220 poems in anthologies and periodicals. He has been nominated read more

  • Jane Sutcliffe

    Jane Sutcliffe is the author of over two dozen nonfiction books for young readers, including the picture book Will’s Words: How William Shakespeare Changed the Way You Talk. She lives on a farm in Tolland, CT with four goats and one very spoiled dog named Willy.

  • Janet Lawler

    Janet Lawler writes fiction and nonfiction for children. Three of her sixteen books have appeared in the Scholastic Book Clubs, and two have been featured selections of the Children’s Book of the Month Club. Her first picture book, If Kisses Were Colors, has been translated into Spanish, Japanese, Hebrew, and Korean. Her read more

  • Janice Hechter

    Janice Hechter is an award winning children’s book illustrator and painter with a B.F.A. degree in Illustration from Carnegie Mellon University. Janice has exhibited her art in numerous galleries and museums throughout New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut and has illustrated four published picture books, and one which will be read more

  • Jason Marchi

    JASON J. MARCHI made his first professional sale, a poem, to Amazing Stories in 1988. Since then he has sold over 800 articles, stories, poems, and essays to magazines and newspapers, and received over a dozen writing awards; most recently from the Association of American Publishers REVERE Awards, Literary Classics, read more

  • Jeff Mock

    Jeff Mock is the author of Ruthless (Three Candles Press, 2010). His poems appear in The Atlantic Monthly, The Georgia Review, The Iowa Review, New England Review, The North American Review, Shenandoah, The Sewanee Review, The Southern Review, and elsewhere. He teaches in the MFA program at Southern Connecticut State read more

  • Jennifer Thermes

    Jennifer Thermes is a children’s book author, illustrator, and map illustrator. Her books have received a Kirkus starred review, been included in several Bank Street College lists, and been recognized in 3×3 Magazine’s Children’s Illustration Annual. When not making art, Jennifer loves to read and work in her garden. She read more

  • Jerry Craft

    Jerry Craft has illustrated and/or written close to two dozen children’s books. His newest is a middle grade novel co-written with his two teenage sons, Jaylen & Aren Craft called: The Offenders: Saving the World While Serving Detention! — an action / adventure story designed to teach kids about the read more

  • Jessica Speart

    Jessica Speart is an investigative journalist whose focus is on wildlife law enforcement and endangered species issues. She is the author of the highly acclaimed narrative nonfiction book WINGED OBSESSION about the world’s most notorious butterfly smuggler. The book was an Indie Next pick and has been featured on the read more

  • Joel Samberg

    Joel Samberg, a resident of Avon, Connecticut, is an author, journalist, and public relations/corporate communications copywriter. He began writing professionally at the age of 17 as a stringer for his hometown newspaper, The Westbury Times, and continued as a student journalist at Hofstra University, from which he graduated in 1979 read more

  • Jonathan Andersen

    Jonathan Andersen is the author of a book of poems, Stomp and Sing (Curbstone/ Northwestern University Press 2005) and the editor of the anthology Seeds of Fire: Contemporary Poetry from the Other U. S. A. (Smokestack Books-UK 2008). His poems and reviews have appeared in The Cafe Review, Connecticut Review, read more

  • Joyce Stengel

    I am a lifelong Connecticut resident. Personal interests include reading and writing, walking through woods and along beaches, and Reiki, a hands-on healing system.

  • Julia Paul

    Poet Laureate – Manchester Julia Paul serves on the boards of Riverwood Poetry Series, the Connecticut Poetry Society, and Young @ Art. In 2014, she was named Manchester’s first Poet Laureate. She is a founding member of the Connecticut Coalition of Poets Laureate. In addition to publication in numerous journals read more

  • Karen E. Olson

    Karen E. Olson is the author of the Annie Seymour and Tattoo Shop mystery series as well as the HIDDEN thriller series. She won the Sara Ann Freed Memorial Award for her debut mystery SACRED COWS and was a Shamus Award finalist for SHOT GIRL.

  • Karlin Gray

    Karlin Gray is the author of NADIA: THE GIRL WHO COULDN’T SIT STILL, a nonfiction picture book on Olympian Nadia Comaneci. Her picture-book manuscript SERENA AND HER SISTERS won first prize in the Authors.me Diversity contest and her picture-book manuscript MONSTER CHANGE won Honorable Mention at the 2013 Tassy Walden read more

  • Karoline Barrett

    Karoline lives in Southington, Connecticut with her husband. When I’m not writing, she’s either reading, spending time by the water, taking pictures, traveling, indulging in social media, accompanying above-mentioned husband to New York Yankees games, or doing anything that does not involve math!

  • Leslie Bulion

    Leslie Bulion mines her background in science to inform her award-winning middle-grade novels and gruesomely funny science poetry. A former school social worker with a graduate degree in oceanography, Leslie has written and edited for the education market, national magazines and the internet. She gives presentations to students, educators and read more

  • Marc Wortman

    Marc Wortman is an independent historian and freelance journalist. His most recent book, 1941: Fighting the Shadow War, A Divided America in a World at War, appeared in April 2016. He is also the author of The Millionaires’ Unit: The Aristocratic Flyboys Who Fought the Great War and Invented American read more

  • Margot Schilpp

    Margot Schilpp is the author of three volumes of poetry: Civil Twilight (2012), Laws of My Nature (2005), and The World’s Last Night (2001), all from Carnegie Mellon University Press. Her poems have appeared widely in literary magazines, and she has been awarded residencies at Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, and read more

  • Mary Donnarumma Sharnick

    Mary Donnarumma Sharnick has been writing ever since she printed her name on her first library card. Her first two novels, Thirst (2012) and Plagued (2014), both published by Fireship Press, are set in the Venetian lagoon during the seventeenth and fifteenth centuries respectively. Thirst is presently being adapted for read more

  • Matthew Dicks

    Matthew Dicks is the internationally bestselling author of the novels Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend, Something Missing and Unexpectedly, Milo, and The Perfect Comeback of Caroline Jacobs. His novels have been translated into more than 25 languages worldwide. He is also the author of the rock opera The Clowns and read more

  • Melissa Crandall

    Crandall cut her professional writing teeth on media tie-in novels for the television shows Star Trek, Quantum Leap, and Earth 2. Her short fiction has appeared in the anthology Tricks and Treats: A Collection of Spooky Stories by Connecticut Authors (where she happily rubs shoulders with Mark Twain); The Great read more

  • Michael White

    Michael C. White is the author of seven published novels from Harper Collins and St. Martin’s Press, including Beautiful Assassin, which won the 2011 Connecticut Book Award for Fiction, and Soul Catcher, which was a Booksense and Historical Novels Review selection. He has also published a collection of stories, Marked read more

  • Nora Howard

    Nora Oakes Howard, grew up in Avon and is the historian of the Town of Avon and historian of the Avon Congregational Church. She holds an M.A. in American Studies from George Washington University, and a B.A. in American Studies from Hampshire College. She has documented garden history for the read more

  • Page McBrier Morrison

    Page McBrier is a teaching artist, writing consultant, and the author of over 40 books for young readers. Her award-winning picture book, Beatrice’s Goat, is based on the true story of a young Ugandan girl who realized her dream of attending school after receiving a dairy goat from Heifer International read more

  • Patrick Nolan

    Patrick Nolan is a forensic historian and the author of CIA Rogues and the Killing of the Kennedys: How and Why US Agents Conspired to Assassinate JFK and RFK [Skyhorse Publishing, New York, 2013]. His speaking engagements have included appearances in New York City, Washington, D.C., Las Vegas, and the Mark read more

  • Pegi Deitz Shea

    A two-time winner of the Connecticut Book Award, with books recommended by the International Reading Association, National Council of Teachers of English, National Council of the Social Studies, American Library Association, Junior Library Guild and other organizations, author and teacher Pegi Deitz Shea has published more than 400 articles, stories, read more

  • Peter Vermilyea

    Peter Vermilyea teaches history at Housastonic Valley Regional High School in Falls Village, CT and at Western Connecticut State University. A graduate of Gettysburg College, he serves as the scholarship director of his alma mater’s Civil War Institute. He is the author or editor of five books and fifteen articles, read more

  • R. C. Goodwin

    R.C. Goodwin was born in New York City and grew up in Springfield, Illinois. He attended Culver Military Academy, in Indiana, and graduated from Yale with a degree in history. After receiving a medical degree from The Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin, Ireland, he completed an intern-ship in New read more

  • Rachel Basch

    Rachel Basch is the author of three novels: The Listener (Pegasus Books) just short listed for The 2016 Firecracker Awards by the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses, The Passion of Reverend Nash (W.W. Norton) named one of the five best novels of 2003 by The Christian Science Monitor, and read more

  • Rennie McQuilkin

    Poet Laureate – Connecticut Rennie McQuilkin is Poet Laureate of Connecticut. He has taught English and Creative Writing at secondary schools including Phillips Academy (Andover), The Loomis-Chaffee School, and Miss Porter’s School. In 1992 he co-founded the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival, which he directed for nine years at Hill-Stead Museum read more

  • Robert Wyss

    Bob Wyss is the author of three books, a freelance writer who has produced more than 100 articles in the last 15 years and a professor of journalism at the University of Connecticut. His most recent book, published in 2016, is The Man Who Built the Sierra Club, A Life read more

  • Sadie Hartwell

    Sadie Hartwell grew up near the Canadian border in northern New York State, where it’s cold, dark, and snowy almost half the year—a perfect environment for nurturing a simultaneous love of mystery fiction and needlework. She attended St. Lawrence University, graduating with a degree in history, and has worked as read more

  • Sandra Horning

    Sandra Horning writes picture books and beginning readers. Her love of family, friends, and nature inspires much of her writing. She lives in the Quiet Corner of Connecticut with her family, six chickens, and three ducks. Visit Sandra at www.sandrahorning.com.

  • Sarah Darer Littman

    Sarah Darer Littman is the critically acclaimed author of Backlash; Want to Go Private?; Life, After; Purge; and Confessions of a Closet Catholic, winner of the Sydney Taylor Book Award. Her latest books include Charmed I’m Sure, a humorous MG from S & S Aladdin, and In Case You Missed read more

  • Sheryl Kane

    I’m Sheryl Kayne, writer, adventurer, performer, educator, and public speaker. I’ve lived in Connecticut since age 19 and raised my children here as well. I literally began writing my first travel book, Immersion Travel USA, and creating the concept of Immersion Travel when I was in elementary school. My father read more

  • Sonya Huber

    Sonya Huber is the author of three books of creative nonfiction: Opa Nobody (2008), Cover Me: A Health Insurance Memoir (2010), and the essay collection Pain Woman Takes Your Keys: Essays on Pain and Imagination (forthcoming in 2017). Her other books include The Evolution of Hillary Rodham Clinton (2016) and read more

  • Stacy DeKeyser

    Stacy DeKeyser is the author of both fiction and nonfiction for young readers. Her books have been listed among the Chicago Public Library’s Best of the Best, the Bank Street College of Education Best Books of the Year, Amazon Editors’ Picks, KIRKUS REVIEW’s New and Notable Books for Children, and read more

  • Stacy Mozer

    Stacy Barnett Mozer is a third grade teacher and a mom. She started writing books when a class of students told her that there was no way that a real author who wrote real books could possibly revise their work as much as she asked them to revise. She’s been read more

  • Susan Allison

    Susan Allison is the first Poet Laureate of Middletown, CT. Born in Derby, CT and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, she returned to Wesleyan University to earn a BA in African Studies in 1985 after mountain climbing and traveling through East Africa. Shortly after graduation, she opened an old and rare read more

  • Susan Israel

    Susan Israel has published fiction in Other Voices, Hawaii Review, and Vignette and she has written for magazines, websites, and newspapers, including Glamour, Girls Life, Ladies Home Journal and The Washington Post. Susan Israel is a graduate of Yale University.

  • Susan Schoenberger

    Susan Schoenberger, of West Hartford, CT, is a writer, editor and copy editor with a long history of working for news organizations, including The Baltimore Sun, The Hartford Courant, and Patch.com. She is now Director of Communications for Hartford Seminary. “A Watershed Year,” her debut novel, won the William Faulkner-William read more

  • Suzanne Staubach

    SUZANNE (SUZY) STAUBACH writes, pots and gardens in the rural northeastern hills of Connecticut. After a long career in independent bookselling, she has turned her attention full time to her own work. She writes and speaks about garden and ceramic history, and sells her handmade pottery nationwide. Staubach was a read more

  • Tarn Granucci

    Poet Laureate – Wallingford Tarn Granucci is a highly regarded community leader and accomplished businessman. Tarn is also a gifted poet and writer. An active member of Wallingford’s Saturday Mornings with Poetry collective, Tarn has participated in national poetry conferences run by Robert Bly, noted American poet, author, activist and read more