Authors in the Attic event set

By Mark Ambrogi

Francesca Quarto wanted to put an area book signing together in Noblesville, so she brainstormed with the owners of The Ville Restaurant and came up with a plan.

Authors in the Attic will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Feb. 3 at The Ville Restaurant, 101 N. 10th St., Noblesville.

Quarto

“We’ll be upstairs above the dining area, and we’ll be sitting at individual tables and selling our different books as well as different genres,” Quarto said. “I’m an urban fantasy writer. I have a series. It’s a very nice cross-section of different genres that people can come and enjoy and be introduced to local authors who have been writing for quite awhile.”

Quarto said each author has several books.

“They’ve all done signings with me at one time or another,” she said.

George Kramer, McCordsville, writes young adult books. Nicole Kobrowski, Westfield, writes about the paranormal and history behind haunted locations.

Two other authors are Noblesville residents Amy Shankland and Morgan Wyatt.  Wyatt writes in many different styles, including romance and non-fiction travel. Shankland’s first book was called “Hoop Mama,” released in 2013. Shankland started hoop dancing herself two years before writing the novel.

“Even though I have a publisher, I have to hustle and get my name out there,” said Quarto, whose publisher is Tell-Tale Publishing. “We all try to help each other out. If I hear there is a book signing, I will let them know there is something coming up.”

Quarto said some book signings cost money for space, so this one being free helps.

“We’re not rolling in the dough like Stephen King,” she said.

Quarto said she’ll have the first two books of her series with her and is hoping to bring the third in her “Witch of Appalachia” series, “Blood of the Dragon.”

The event is free. Guests aren’t required to dine at The Ville to attend the event, and a full bar will be available.