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.

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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

Howard Frank Mosher

Howard Frank Mosher (1942-2017) was one of the great recorders 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. Howard started every book tour here at The Galaxy Bookshop, and we miss him … Continue reading Howard Frank Mosher

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

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

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.   

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

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

David Budbill

David Budbill (1940 – 2016) 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. 

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

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

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

Jennifer McMahon

Jennifer McMahon was born in 1968 and grew up in her grandmother’s house in suburban Connecticut, where she was convinced a ghost named Virgil lived in the attic. She wrote her first short story in third grade. She graduated with a BA from Goddard College in 1991 and then studied poetry for a year in … Continue reading Jennifer McMahon

Leland Kinsey

Leland Kinsey (1950 – 2016) was posthumously named the “Poet Laureate of the Northeast Kingdom.” During his lifetime, he wrote and published seven poetry collections. His final book, which he finished during his last months, is entitled Last Correspondence. Much of his poetry reflects a strong sense of the hardscrabble farm life that he grew … Continue reading Leland Kinsey

Daphne Kalmar

Daphne Kalmar is a retired teacher who earned her MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts and landed a two-book deal with Feiwel and Friends (an imprint of Macmillan). She lives in Hardwick with her husband, Georg, and dog, Yoyo. Daphne’s debut novel, A Stitch in Time, won starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly and Booklist along … Continue reading Daphne Kalmar

Charles Fergus

Charles Fergus writes mysteries set in Pennsylvania in the 1830s. He also writes books about nature and wildlife. His deep knowledge of the natural world informs his fiction, letting him invoke a strong sense of place. The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Geraldine Brooks wrote the following about Charles’s first mystery: “Deeply imagined and intricately plotted, A … Continue reading Charles Fergus

Donna Druchunas

Donna Druchunas is the author of numerous books about knitting, often incorporating culture and history along with patterns. She is a designer and teacher and has her own knitting studio in Barton, Vermont. Donna has dropped by The Galaxy Bookshop from time to time to teach knitting workshops about topics such as knitting with beads … Continue reading Donna Druchunas

David Martin

David Martin is a children’s author living in Lyndonville, Vermont. His visits to The Galaxy Bookshop for storytimes have been energetic and joyful. David, a former teacher and literacy specialist, is a staunch supporter of the Children’s Literacy Foundation and often visits schools for CLiF sponsored book giveaway events. Learn more about David at his … Continue reading David Martin

Anne Stuart

A true grandmaster of her genre, Anne Stuart (a.k.a. Krissie Ohlrogge) has been writing and publishing romance novels for over 40 years. In that time, she written over 100 books, won numerous awards, appeared on most bestseller lists, and spoken about her writing all over the country. Her novels include gothics, regencies, romantic suspense, romantic … Continue reading Anne Stuart