Indies First 2015

Once again we are celebrating Indies First on Small Business Saturday, November 28th. On Indies First local authors will step into the fast-paced, high-octane, several-holds-barred world of holiday libromancing to handsell their books, help you find the perfect gift, and, of course, sign copies of their works.

Here are the authors who will be joining us this year.

Caroline Linden was born a reader, not a writer. She earned a math degree from Harvard University and wrote computer software before turning to writing fiction. Twelve years, sixteen books, three Red Sox championships, and one dog later, she has never been happier with her decision. Her books have won the NEC Reader's Choice Beanpot Award, the Daphne du Maurier Award, the NJRW Golden Leaf Award, and RWA's RITA(r) Award. Since she never won any prizes in math, she takes this as a sign that her decision was also a smart one. She is the author of Love in the Time of Scandal, All's Fair in Love and Scandal, the forthcoming Six Degrees of Scandal, and many other works.


Caroline will be recommending: 


Marika McCoola has an MA in writing for children from Simmons College and is a former children’s book buyer at an independent bookstore in Massachusetts. Baba Yaga’s Assistant marks her publishing debut. (I know, it’s kind of cheating, because Marika is a bookseller here at PSB, but she’s brilliant and her recommendations are great, so we figure you’ll be willing to look the other way on this minor transgression.)


Marika will be recommending:



Raúl the Third teaches classes on drawing and comics for kids at the Museum of Fine Arts and the Institute of Contemporary Art.


Raúl will be recommending:



Katie Li writes fiction and narrative non-fiction about personal transformation and unlikely possibilities. Her work has appeared in the Huffington Post, Bitch Flicks, and Xenith. She is a co-organizer of Social Artists and Writers, assistant editor of Novella-T, and curator of the e-zine The Beautiful Worst. Somewhere in Between is her first book.


Katie will be recommending:


Kate McGovern has taught theater and language arts to middle schoolers in Boston, New York, and London. A graduate of Yale and Oxford, she currently lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she was born and raised. Rules for 50/50 Chances is her first novel.


Kate will be recommending: