Posted: 12:00 a.m. Saturday, April 20, 2013

Local authors to be featured at Dayton Book Expo


Local authors to be featured at Dayton Book Expo photo
Fairfield Twp. minister Doris Stokes Knight will feature her two worship ministry books at the April 27 Dayton Book Expo.

By Hayley Day

Contributing Writer

Two local writers will participate in the Dayton Book Expo on Saturday, April 27 at Sinclair Community College in Dayton.

Local writers, and some as far as Georgia and New Jersey, comprise the 45 authors who will promote their work at the expo.

That includes Doris Stokes Knight, an ordained minister from Fairfield Twp. Knight used her two decades of church ministry experience to write the first two books in a series on worships arts, published last March. The books, titled “Praise” and “Worship,” differentiate the two, which Knight said are often used as synonyms.

“Everything, which has breath, should praise the Lord, but worship is based on a relationship with God,” said the traveling public speaker.

Also appearing will be Jackie Cummings Koski. Koski is president of the Cincinnati Model Investors Club, a subsidiary of the national investing nonprofit, which meets at the MidPointe Library in West Chester Twp., monthly. Last November, Koski published her first book titled “Money Letters: 2 My Daughter,” comprised of letters to her, now, 17-year-old daughter about personal finances.

“The book discusses money in a fun, easy-to-follow manner,” said Koski.

This month, The Institute for Financial Literacy awarded Koski’s the Adult Book of the Year.

The event is held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the David H. Pontz Conference Center at the school’s Great Hall Building, at 444 West Third Street in Dayton. The Dayton Book Expo is free and parking costs up to $2 for the school’s garage. A workshop on publishing and marketing will be held at 11:15 a.m. at the Frederick C. Smith Auditorium.

“This is a great way to connect book lovers by bringing readers and authors together, while exposing them to the richness of Dayton,” said Valerie J. Lewis Coleman, author, publisher and co-founder of the event.

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