No matter your age or preferred reading genre, there’s something for you during the Mooresville Public Library’s Annual Local Author Showcase on Saturday, November 9, from 10 a.m. to noon. From mysteries to memoirs, poetry to inspirational stories, and everything in between, you can meet and support more than 15 local authors during this free literary event. It will be held in the Selma Burke Room, located on the library’s main floor. Leading up to the showcase, the library will share profiles of the participating authors to give a snapshot of their work and the mind behind it.


Author’s Profile #1: Hope Andersen

Hope Andersen AuthorOriginally from Connecticut, Hope Andersen has lived in North Carolina since 2007. She’s always loved reading and has known since she was eight that she wanted to become a writer.


“As a young child, I was introduced to great children’s books by my mother, father, and grandmother. I’m inspired by Shakespeare, the Bible, Robert Frost, and A Child’s Christmas in Wales.”
                                —Hope Anderson, Author of When the Moon Winks


Andersen says that her books appeal to readers because they “explore, in very easy language, situations that so many of us face.”


Honesty and humor in her writing

“Whether it is my poems, which share both my experience of the natural world and my tendency to complicate the very simple things in life, or my novels, which discuss family relationships, I bring honesty and humor to each situation,” she said.


Andersen is not afraid to write about anything.


“I think readers like my openness, my honesty, and my willingness to tackle tough subjects,” she said. “They have also told me that they enjoy my characters, because even though some are annoying, they are always well-developed.”


Book cover: When the Moon WinksMeeting other authors and readers at the showcase

As far as her expectations go for the author showcase, Andersen said she is just happy to be able to participate. She will be featuring her book, When the Moon Winks, during the event. “I’m looking forward to meeting other local authors,” she said. “I am very eager to meet new readers, to find out what interests them, and see what they are looking for in a book.” [Also available at Amazon.]


For more information

Contact Megan Mosher at the Mooresville Public Library at 704-663-1062 with questions about the Local Author Showcase, or email her at The Mooresville Public Library is located at 304 South Main Street.



Travis Sherrill Mooresville Public Library


Travis Sherrill

A lifelong Mooresville native, and a library associate at the Mooresville Public Library. I am in charge of marketing and promoting events taking place at the library. An avid sports fanatic. I especially love Davidson Wildcats basketball, Atlanta Braves baseball, and NASCAR.