The FWO Expo is proud to announce that the sponsor for this years Book Nook is Werner Books. Werner Books is located at 3514 Liberty Street in the Liberty Plaza. 

Werner Books, Erie's Community Bookstore, offers a well curated and extensive collection of fiction and nonfiction for all ages. With over 20,000 new and used books, we have something for everyone. We are proud to serve the city of Erie and our surrounding community. Stop bye the Werner Book exhibit at this years FWO Expo and meet one of the authors and take home a good book to read.

This years Authors

Gayle Callen Chuck Pora
Judge Dominick DiPaolo Ed Palattella
Eugene Ware Jerry Clark
Jeff Pinski  
Holly Jacobs  

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Holly Jacobs

Award-winning author Holly Jacobs has sold almost three million books worldwide. Her works have received many accolades, including the Holt Medallion, the Golden Quill, the National Reader’s Choice Award, and more. Booklist named the first novel in her Everything But series, Everything But a Groom, one of their Top 10 Romance Fiction books of 2008. She has a wide range of interests, including writing, gardening, and basket weaving. She has also delivered more than sixty author workshops and keynote speeches across the country. Along with her family and her dogs, she resides in Erie, Pennsylvania, which serves as the setting for many of her stories. 

Gayle Callen

After a detour through fitness instructing and computer programming, GAYLE CALLEN found the life she’d always dreamed of as a romance writer. This USA Today bestselling author has written more than twenty historical romances for Avon Books, and her novels have won the Holt Medallion, the Laurel Wreath Award, the Booksellers' Best Award, and been translated into eleven different languages. The mother of three grown children, an avid crafter, singer, and outdoor enthusiast, Gayle lives in Central New York with her dog Uma and her husband, Jim the Romance Hero. She also writes contemporary romances as Emma Cane.



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Chuck Pora

Pora Lotta Lore (2009)
Pora Lot More Lore (2011)
Peace to You Too, Brother (2012)
My Affliction (2014)
Why We Never Had Dates (2015)
Positively State Street: The Best of Chuck Pora (2016)


Chuck Pora is a lifelong resident of Erie, Pennsylvania, and has loved living there. And he loves writing about it.

Born and raised in the post-war baby boomer era, he has written six books, four of which contain collections of short stories about growing up in Erie in the Sixties, Pora Lotta Lore, Pora Lot More Lore, My Affliction and Why We Never Had Dates. He then put together a collection of his 40 best stories from these books in Positively State Street.

“I enjoy putting people into a time capsule and taking them back to their youth,” Chuck says. “For those my age, I love to go back there with them, and for the younger generation, I enjoy educating them on what those times were like.”

Chuck and his wife, Pattie, have three children and five grandchildren.

“Life in Erie has been good to me,” he says, “and what better way to leave it behind than to write about it?” lick here to change content!


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