Author Events

Hamilton County Library offers patrons the chance to meet and listen to authors from all over the United States. These are great opportunities that should not be missed. Look for announcements for the next opportunity to meet an amazing author.

Hamilton County Library has already hosted several authors. Information about these authors and where their books can be purchased are listed below.


Alane Adams

Alane Adams is a children and Young Adult author. She has written several children books and is the author of the Legends of Orkney series. Hamilton County Library hosted Alane Adams in three separate author events in November 2016. In the morning Alane talked to elementary aged students and read to them some of her stories. During lunch she met with Jr. High and High School Students and explained some of the processes involved with writing a book. In the evening there was a time for adults to meet and ask Alane Adams questions about her books and about being an author. During this same time, teens were able to play a game on their phones that was based off the Legends of Orkney Series. Both adults and children were able to pre-order her books. Alane also took time to sign and take pictures with those who attended her events. Her books can be found at Hamilton County Library or they can be purchased on Amazon.

The Red Sun – The first book of the Legends of Orkney Series

The Cole Thief – One of  Alane Adam’s Children books

Dan Meers

When KC Wolf has time off he dresses down as Dan Meers. Dan Meers is the author of the book Wolves Can’t Fly. In May of 2017 Hamilton County Library hosted Dan Meers for two events. He made a special trip to speak at Syracuse since the first scheduled date was cancelled due to snow. Speaking at the theater Dan gave a short explanation of what he does as a mascot before exhorting the audience in life lessons he has learned while being the mascot for the Kansas City Chiefs and a believer in Jesus Christ. After speaking Dan signed autographs and took pictures with the people who attended. The next morning Dan went to Syracuse Elementary School where he amazed the kids as KC Wolf and helped share the importance of reading. He also read to them the book, The True Story of the Three Little Pigs.
His book, Wolves Can’t Fly, tells about how he came to be KC Wolf, his accident, and the lessons that he has learned along the way.

Wolves Can’t Fly can be found at the Hamilton County Library and can be purchased on Amazon.

Michele Boy

Hamilton County Library hosted a book signing and reception for author Michele Boy in August 2015. Michele read her essay that was published in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Volunteering and Giving Back. She has another essay that was published in Smart Women Embrace Transition. Books were available for purchase with the proceeds being donated to help with the renovation at the Syracuse VA Building. Both of these books can now be purchased from Amazon.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Volunteering and Giving Back

Smart Women Embrace Transition

Patrick Goodwin

Hosted by the Hamilton County Library, Patrick Goodwin, who is the author of the book Intertwined, had a book signing at the Black Bison Pub in March of 2016. Patrick Goodwin is a high school graduate from Syracuse. His book can be bought on Amazon.


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