JACKSON TWP.  Dorrie Cable, owner of Dorrie’s Booktique in the Lake Cable Plaza, likes to support local authors. She has held several book signings in her bookstore since taking it over a few years ago.

Another way she has committed to helping local authors by holding an annual author’s fair. Several local authors set up outside the store on Aug. 10. All of the authors are part of an author’s group called The Write Stuff.

The writing support group was founded by Don Ake who has written and published two humor books over the past few years. Ake and Cable both wanted to provide a way for local authors to sell books, talk to readers and promote themselves. They came up with the idea for the Author Fair.

There were eight authors at the event including Don Ake with his book “Will There Be Free Appetizers?” Others included:

- Liza Brown “The Point Guardian”

- Michael Kiggans “The Funeral Plan”

- Roger Gordan “Blanton’s Browns”

- Cat Russell “Soul Picked Clean”

- Elise Benollet and Roselyn Brookes (didn’t attend) “Desiree in Paris”

- S.T. Hoover “S.T. Hoover A Dencom Thriller”

- Faryl with “questionMark.”

“The purpose of our group is to help writers become better writers,” Ake said. “We help develop and promote authors in Stark County. We meet at the library in North Canton and hold author events like this one around the county.  Dorrie has been great supporting local authors and this event was great for the authors and for the bookstore.”

All of the author’s books can be found online at amazon.com and barnsandnoble.com.