Local Authors Coming to the Southside Book Fair

The first annual book fair for the Southside is on May 16th, 2021 from 11am - 3pm and esteemed and award-winning authors from the Southside and throughout Texas will be there to meet visitors and sign and sell their books.  “Writing Beyond Borders” is the focus of the featured panelist authors as they discuss and share their unique perspective on how their works reflect overcoming borders - both physical and symbolic, like the ones imposed by traumas and societies. 

The Twig Book Shop will be there selling the authors books and the San Antonio Museum of Art will also be there helping promote literacy by sharing what the museum has to offer.

There will be activities and readings for children and the venue, Brooster’s Backyard Icehouse is a family and pet friendly location which is always fun for the whole family.

The panelists and authors that will be featured at this event are:

CARMEN TAFOLLA (Panelist)  Book - The Last Butterfly

NICHOLAS SOLIS (Panelist)  Book - The Color Collector

MARGARITA LONGORIA (Panelist)  Book Living Beyond Borders

ALDA P. DOBBS (Panelist)  Barefoot Dreams of Petra Luna

LINDA PEARSON  Kid illustrated Book Series

XAVIER GARZA  Book:  Maximilian:  The Mystery of the Guardian Angel

SUSAN McCAULEY  Book - Ghost Hunters


BELLA CORTEZ  Book Crafty Cortez Sisters

CAROLINA HINOJOSA  Book - Becoming Coztototl

VINCENT COOPER  Book - Zarzamora: Poetry of Survival

LINDSAY LESLIE  Book - Nova the Star Eater

ADRIANNA CUEVAS  Book - Total Eclipse of Nestor Lopez

JEANETTE LARSON  Book - Hummingbirds Facts and Folklore from the Americas

JIM SANDERSON  Book - Gambled Dreams

KARI LAVELLE  Book - We Move the World

NEPHTALI DE LEON  Book - I will catch the sun!

In addition the following children will be recognized as contributing writers for Live From the Southside Magazine:

Bella Cortez
Rachel Good
Emily Garcia
Evan Sanchez
Alexia Delgadillo
Ariana Marie DeLeon
Kristin Howell
Madalyn Jai Sanchez
Evan Anthony Sanchez

The Southside Book Fair wishes to acknowledge and thank all of their sponsors and partners:

Martinez & Associates, PLLC

Mission Del Lago


Southside Realtors

Urban Air

Gonzaba Medical Group

Rockin G Grill

The Twig Book Shop

San Antonio Art Museum

Robert M Castillo - SHBC Podcast

4 Goodness Project

Credit Human

The book fair will be hosted by Brooster’s Backyard Ice House, located at 815 Pleasanton Road, San Antonio, TX  78214.  It is being sponsored by Live From the Southside, Scooby Van of San Antonio and others sponsors as well. 

For more information about the book fair and writing contest visit www.SouthsideBookFair.com.

Authors interested in being featured at this book fair or next year’s event can email SouthsideBookFairSA@gmail.com.

To become a sponsor or for more information call April Monterrosa at (210) 896-4445.

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