Meet the Authors at the 4 Arts Festival!

Date: May 8, 2017 By: Audrey Lassiter Category: Book Signing


Saturday, May 13th from 10 am – 6 pm

Literary Arts is one of the highlights of the 4 Arts Festival with 22 authors  autographing books in front of shops on High Street from 11 am – 2 pm. The event features a wide range of authors and genres including Denise Jefferies, best selling author with 13 published books. Denise is known for bringing the characters alive in her stories while adding a touch of wit, mystery, and suspense. Her books aren’t called “a wild ride of romance and intrigue” for nothing. You can meet and greet local favorite and award winner,  Allie Marie, who just published her third book in the True Colors Series, which is a combination of romance, the paranormal, and historical mystery that is set in Olde Towne Portsmouth.

                                              Denise -efferies-book                    Allie-Marie- Book

Mae Breckenridge-Haywood as well as Pam and Keith Atkins will be autographing their books featuring the history of Portsmouth. Other non-fiction writers include Meriwether Ball and Wesley Etheridge who have authored military history books.

                                               Black America Series Portsmouth Virginia                   pam-keith-atkins-book

You can meet local children’s authors Deborah Vallez, John Joyce, and B. G. Jordan who is known for his stories and wonderful illustrations.

Children's Literature

Children’s Literature

 There are 7 inspirational and poetry authors including Portsmouth’s own poet,  LiTisha Branch, as well as  mother and daughter, Feona and Clara Huff (our youngest author at age 17). Also here to inspire you are Alfreda Brown-Kelly, Rev. James Boyd, Toni Dowrey and Pamela Covington who’s new book is a memoir depicting her plunge into and emergence from deep poverty.


If paranormal romance is your favorite genre, you can meet Natalie Star or if you like thrillers, Nicolas Larum has an amazing and complex tale of a cold war spy which you can preview here: Gypsy Spy.

Add Bobby Burnell and Karla Perry with non-fiction books as well as Joe Elder with a Young Adult adventure story and you can truly say the 4 Arts Festival authors have something for everyone! Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to meet these local celebrities and find your new favorite author!

To read more about all 22 authors and their books click here.