Meet Local Authors

The Green Mountain State boasts an incredible number of authors, probably because the weather is so well suited to writing so much of the year. Here, you will find a sampling of local authors, representing the wealth of authors living in our state. By no means is this a complete list! Visit our store for a wide selection of books by and about Vermonters.

If you are an independently published or self-published author and would like to see your book at The Galaxy Bookshop, please check out information about our consignment policy.

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Natalie Kinsey-Warnock

Natalie Kinsey-Warnock is one of our region’s most beloved children’s authors. She comes from a long line of Vermonters living in the Northeast Kingdom, and her books are often based on personal experiences and family stories that have been passed down through generations. We always keep Natalie’s books on hand, and can provide autographed copies … Continue reading Natalie Kinsey-Warnock

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Howard Frank Mosher

Howard Frank Mosher is a chronicler of Northeast Kingdom life and history through his fictional works as well as his memoirs. His sense of humor and love of his adopted home shine through all of his work. We are proud to say that Howard starts every book tour here at The Galaxy Bookshop! Visit Howard’s … Continue reading Howard Frank Mosher

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Archer Mayor

Archer Mayor is the author of more than 25 books in the Joe Gunther detective series, and counting! These novels, with their Vermont setting and characters readers get to know and love, are a treat, and we’ve come to expect a new installment each fall. Visit Archer’s website

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Sean Prentiss

Sean Prentiss is a young writer who has made his home in northern Vermont with his wife.  He is assistant professor at Norwich University, where he runs the Norwich University Writers Series. Sean’s passion for writing and the outdoors are evident in his work. Visit Sean’s website

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Grannie Snow

Grannie Snow is a self-published author hailing from Morrisville Vermont who entertains children and adults alike with stories about her cats, Silas and Opal. Here at The Galaxy, the books have found a place on Ivy’s staff picks shelf. Learn more about the author and her books through her website.   

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Julia Shipley

Julia Shipley is a local gem – a working writer who is passionate in her support for other writers and the artistry of language and books as physical objects. She is a contributing editor to Vermont Yankee and contributing writer at Seven Days. Julia is also the co-founder of Chickadee Chaps and Broads,  a small … Continue reading Julia Shipley

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Jodi Lew-Smith

Jodi Lew-Smith lives here in Hardwick with her husband and children on a small working farm. She is also a vegetable breeder at High Mowing Seeds. Somehow, among all of her duties, she has also found time to research, write, and publish The Clever Mill Horse, the first in a planned series of historical novels. The … Continue reading Jodi Lew-Smith

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David Budbill

David Budbill was the self-styled hermit poet of Judevine Mountain in Hardwick. He authored several books of poetry, plays, and young adult novels. Find out more about David and read  some of his poems at his website.

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Ben Hewitt

Ben Hewitt is a free-lance writer, blogger, homesteader, and author of one of the bestselling books ever to grace The Galaxy’s shelves – The Town That Food Saved (2010), a profile of Hardwick’s burgeoning agriculturally-based economy. He lives in Cabot with his wife and two sons who are engaged in immersion learning (also known as “unschooling.”) Learn … Continue reading Ben Hewitt

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Brett Stanciu

A writer and sugarmaker, Brett Ann Stanciu lives with her two daughters in northern Vermont. Among many other things, Brett knits, gardens in the few possible Vermont months, and manages to read a few books, too. Her novel, Hidden View, a gritty story woven with family, farming, and the desire for redemption, published by Green Writers Press, is … Continue reading Brett Stanciu

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Garret Keizer

Garret Keizer is a contributing editor of Harper’s Magazine and the author of numerous books, including Getting Schooled, Privacy, and No Place But Here. His thoughtful perspectives on issues such as education, privacy, noise pollution, and social psychology are leavened with an often self-deprecating sense of humor. You will find links to Garret’s articles and more information about the author and … Continue reading Garret Keizer