Hanover Book Expo 2023!

Honoring our Veterans!


Saturday, November 11, 2023

VFW Post 9808

7168 Flag Ln.

Mechanicsville, VA 23111

FREE Admission!

from 10:00 am 'til 3:00 pm

POST 9808

Crossroads Irish Dance Troupe

Enjoy works by the following 3 artists!!

Click on the names above to see their bios!

Sponsors include:


AGENTS, & PUBLISHERS are listed below:

B.D. Anderson  |  Luis Gil Armendariz  |  Frances Aylor  | L.M. Berthiaume | Kimberly Brown  |  Thomas A. Burns, Jr.

Ellen Butler  |  J.P. Cane  |  Sara Condrey  |  April Michelle Davis, Editor  |  P.A. Duncan  |  H. Watkins Ellerson

Jennifer Ford  |  David Godwin  |  Chris Grooms  |  Bryn Grover  |  Michael Gryboski  |  Harry Heckel 

Ransom Hundley  |  Jacqueline T. Johnson  |  Kathy Kasunich  |  David Keener  |  Maggie King  |  Pamela K. Kinney 

 Joanne Liggan  |  Gloria Lucas  |  Mike Mollman  |  Sharon Pajka  |  Denise Peters  |  Leah St. James 

Emily Walls Ray  |  Vianlix-Christine Schneider  |  Jack Schuler  |  Susan Schwartz  |  Mary Montague Sikes  |  Carol Smith 

Paul Steinberg  |  Charles Tabb  |  Ed Taylor  |  Joann Teal  |  Celie Thomas  |  Leslie Truex, Agent    

Heather Weidner  |  Paulette Whitehurst  |  Patrice Wilkerson  |  Martin Wilsey  |   Judy Witt  |  Sylvia Wright  

 ...& more!   

Welcome to the Hanover Book Festival Website!

We are so glad you found us and hope you will join us for this year's festival for readers!  Always FREE to the public and a fun and relaxing way to spend a few hours on a Saturday.

Visit each table to meet the authors and browse their newest books.

Buy 4 books and get one free from the table of books donated by participating authors.

We hope to see you there!


​​​​​​​​What to Expect This Year

​This Year We Are Honoring our Veterans on Veterans' Day!

More than 40 of Virginia's authors will be displaying, discussing, signing, and selling their latest books. Scroll down to see a list of participating authors!

"Buy 4, Get 1 FREE" 

Each person receives a card with 4 check-boxes. 
Each time you purchase a book, have the author initial one of the boxes.
After 4 purchases, go to Table #1 near the entrance to choose your free book!

This is a family event so bring your children!

Children's Story-Times! 

Readings by authors.

     11:00 - 11:30        Author Carol Smith will read.

     12:15 - 1:00          Authors Sara Condrey and Joann Teal will read.

       1:15 - 2:00     Authors Patrice Wilkerson and Jennifer Ford will read.

Crossroads Irish Dance Troupe

​2:15 - 2:45


There are three FREE workshops offered this year.

One is for those who aspire to write a book and become a published author,

and the other two are for authors needing help with editing and/or marketing.

Find out more by clicking the"WORKSHOP" tab at the top of the page.


In addition to the workshops, we have an agent and an editor ready to help you with your writing projects. 

Leslie Truex, Agent:  Leslie is an author, an author coach, and a literary agent with Blue Ridge Literary Agency, representing mostly romance and YA fiction. She enjoys sharing her insights and experiences to help emerging authors get their books published and will be available at the book expo to meet with you for a 10-minute consultation to give advice on query letters or elevator pitches. Make an appointment to meet with her at the expo, bring your query letter for review, or give her your best elevator pitch for your book. She will give you advice on how you did and let you know if she is interested in your project. Even if she cannot represent your work, her advice will be valuable in helping you pursue other representation. To make your appointment, send an email to joliggan@gmail.com

April Michelle Davis, Editor:  April Michelle is a professional editor with Editorial Inspirations, providing exceptional editing, indexing, and proofreading to both publishers and authors. The scope of services includes book editing, copyediting, line editing, developmental editing, manuscript submissions, and critiques. She will be available at the book expo to meet with you for a 10-minute consultation. To obtain your consultation, send your first 1,000 words of your manuscript to april@editorialinspirations.com. There is a $25 fee for this service which she will collect from you after receiving your email. She will then edit your work and give you a time during the expo to meet with you for the consultation.