Presenter: Jeanne Moran; bolstered by her early success publishing short pieces, former Nicholson resident Jeanne Moran hoped to land a traditional contract for her first novel. Two years later, disappointed but still determined to get her book in the hands of readers, she climbed the steep learning curve into the world of self-publishing. That award-winning historical novel, Risking Exposure, was followed by the picture book Mikey and the Swamp Monster and a second novel, The Path Divided, all self-published. A book signing will follow. A portion of each sale will go to the Dietrich.