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Posted on: September 6, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Acclaimed Authors Suzanne Woods Fisher and Shelley Shepard Gray to Visit Bentonville Public Library

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Bentonville, 9/1/2023 – Bentonville Public Library is thrilled to announce an upcoming author visit featuring two of the literary world's celebrated names: Suzanne Woods Fisher and Shelley Shepard Gray. This special event, scheduled for September 9th at 10 AM, offers readers a unique opportunity to engage with the authors, delve into their creative processes, and gain insights into their illustrious careers. The two authors will engage in an intimate Q&A and discussions of their newest books, The Secret to Happiness, Moving Forward, and Her Only Wish.

Join us at Bentonville Public Library for a morning of literary exploration and inspiration. This is a not-to-be-missed event for book lovers, aspiring writers, and fans of Fisher and Gray.

Book sales by Two Friends Books, with some of the proceeds supporting Bentonville Public Library. Author event sponsored by Friends of the Bentonville Library.

Event Details: Date: September 9th, 2023 Time: 10:00 AM Venue: Bentonville Public Library in the Walmart Community Room. The community event is free, and registration is not required.

About Suzanne Woods Fisher: With a remarkable track record of over 1.5 million copies sold globally, Suzanne Woods Fisher stands out as an award-winning and best-selling author of over 30 books. Her notable titles include On a Summer Tide and a Coastal Breeze. Fisher's extensive repertoire spans series such as Nantucket Legacy, Amish Beginnings, The Bishop’s Family, The Deacon’s Family, and The Inn at Eagle Hill. Beyond fiction, she has penned nonfiction works that provide a deep dive into Amish culture, including Amish Peace and Amish Proverbs. Residing in a close-knit California town with her husband, Fisher enjoys the company of her four grown children and a lively group of grandchildren. More about Suzanne can be found at

About Shelley Shepard Gray: A name synonymous with bestsellers, Shelley Shepard Gray has over a hundred published books to her credit. As a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Gray's writings encompass Amish and Inspirational romances for renowned publishers such as Revell, Hallmark, Kensington, and Harlequin. Her contemporary women’s fiction pieces are also highly sought after by Berkley Romance and Blackstone Publishing. With her works translated into more than a dozen languages, Gray's novels have earned accolades, including Holt Medallion wins and nominations for Inspirational Readers’ Choice and Carol awards. Featured in prominent publications like the Philadelphia Enquirer, Washington Post, Time Magazine, and USA Today, Gray currently resides in northern Ohio, balancing her passion for writing with baking and dog-walking. Dive into Shelley's world at

For more information about the author visits and upcoming events, please visit our website


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The mission of the Friends of the Bentonville Library is to establish closer relationships between the Bentonville Public Library and the people it serves, to enhance library services through financial support, and to build awareness of the library resources, services, and needs. 

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