The Marysville Public Library will show off some of the area's literary talent in the coming weeks, with several events that will feature writers and novelists from Marysville and the surrounding area.

The Marysville Public Library will show off some of the area's literary talent in the coming weeks, with several events that will feature writers and novelists from Marysville and the surrounding area.

"Things have been busy as usual around here," said Denise Birkhoff, library marketing and programs coordinator. "We have three great author events coming up. The local author showcase is in conjunction with Marysville's Christmas Walk on Monday, Nov. 29. We set up tables in the middle of the library and the local authors have a chance to talk to the public about their books, sell and sign them."

The author showcase will include the following writers and speakers:

Alan St. Jean, a picture-book and young adult fantasy writer who grew up in central Ohio and graduated from OSU (author of the Aidan of Oren trilogy). Diane Terry, a former elementary school teacher who wrote her first book, "The Bubble Gum Fairy," last year. Marysville resident Alicia Adams, an author who also has taught several writing classes at the Marysville Public Library. Local writer and thespian Theresa Elder-Rhine, from North Lewisburg. Susan Gee Heino, an award-winning romance novelist from Richwood, author of "Mistaken by Moonlight" and several other books. Dr. John Becker from Delaware, a writer of both fiction and non-fiction known for children's and adult's nature and animal articles. Annetta Dellinger, self-described "joyologist" from Plain City, a Christian speaker and author who has written more than 30 books and conducted public speaking events around the world. Marysville writer and teacher Robert Bentz, whose first novel, "Christmas Eve from a Park Bench," was published last year.

Birkhoff said several other writers may be available for the showcase, which will take place at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 29, at the main library, 231 S. Plum St., Marys-ville.

The Friends of the Library will also be on hand during the event to provide refreshments and free gift wrapping.

Following the showcase, on Tuesday, Nov. 30, at 6 p.m., author Margaret Peterson Haddix will be at the library to talk about her work and to sign books as part of the library's first "Choose to Read Ohio" campaign.

On Thursday, Dec. 9, Alan St. Jean will return to the library for a presentation on his work, in conjunction with a visit to the Marysville schools, Birkhoff said.

More information on Marysville Public Library appearances and events can be found online at www.marysvillelib.org.