We are thankful for the authors who have offered to come to the Heartland Book Festival.  You can find information about the authors and their books they will be selling at the book festival.  Come on out to meet them and find the books you'd like to read.

Young Adults



Scott Arbuckle

Scott Arbuckle was born in Louisville, KY. In Elementary school, Scott’s favorite subject was English, and he planned to become a writer. He now lives in central Kentucky with his wife, London.

Book Title - Scavenged; Book Cover - young male and female floating in the air looking up in surprise


Tiffany Brownlee

Tiffany lives in New Orleans and is a middle school English teacher. She loves ballet and reading. Her debut young adult romance novel is “Wrong in All the Right Ways.”

Wrong In All the Right Ways
Book Title - Wrong in All the Right Ways; Book Cover - colorful abstract painting with pink flowers


Lindsey Duga

Lindsey is a Young Adult and Middle Grade author from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. With a passion for fantasy, science fiction, and basically any genre that takes you away from the real world. She wrote her first novel in college while she was getting her bachelor’s in Mass Communication from Louisiana State University.

Glow of the Fireflies
Book Title - Glow of the Fireflies; Book Cover - glowing fireflies in a jar on the ground next to flowers with other fireflies flying around outside of the jar
Other Books
  • Kiss of the Royal

Book Title - Kiss of the Royal; Book Cover - sword and shield with dark pink glow


Teri Polen

Teri lives in Bowling Green, KY with her husband, sons, and black cat. She reads and watches horror, sci-fi, and fantasy. Her debut novel, Sarah, was named a horror finalist in the 2017 Next Generation Indi Book Awards.

The Gemini Connection
Book Title - The Gemini Connection; Book Cover - twin brothers walking away with their backs toward the book viewer with a roman numeral 2 between them.


Lynn Slaughter

Lynn lives in Louisville, KY and divides her time between writing a teaching at Indiana University Southeast. A former professional dancer and dance educator, she earned her MFA in Popular Writing from Seton Hill University. She is addicted to chocolate, the arts, and her husband’s cooking.

It Should Have Been You
Book Title - It Should Have Been You; Book Cover - drawing of a female leaning her head on another female's shoulder


Graham P. Smith

Growing up in Pike County, KY, Graham has been writing since childhood. He currently teaches in Woodford County, and has 12 years experience in education. After many completed manuscripts and years of submissions, his first novel was published in January.

Book Title - Sandworld: Time is Running Out (Book One of Four Dimensions); Book Cover - Faces of a man and a woman and an hourglass with sand shifting from top to bottom


Erin Wedemeyer

Erin is a young adult fantasy author who self-published her first novel at 17 years old. She loves fantasy and nature, and hopes to inspire other young adults to follow their creative writing passions.

A Vow to Fury
Book Title - A Vow To Fury; Book Cover - dragon laying on the ground wih a female standing next to it


William B. Wolfe

Ghostly writers. Psychic cats. Space aliens. If something’s unbelievable, author William Wolfe probably believes in it, and wants to share it with young adult readers. William grew up near Money’s Eyebrow, Kentucky, and now lives in Louisville, KY.

The Phantom Files: Twain's Treasure
Book Title - The Phantom Files: Twain's Treasure; Book Cover - two young males freaked out standing in front of a portal with a ghost in it