Join us for a morning conversation with two local area authors.  Learn what inspired them to embark on their journeys, what obstacles they faced in publishing, and perhaps be inspired to take up the pen (or keyboard) yourself.  Both authors will take turns answering questions (including those from the audience).  Books will be available for purchase following.  Donuts and coffee will be provided.

Our Authors

Dan Stockton is a multi-faceted individual with many accomplishments in academics and performance.  He is married and has three children and four grandchildren.  His wife has been very instrumental in helping him succeed in many of his activities for which he is very grateful.  Originally from central Indiana, he now lives in O’Fallon, IL.

His book, “Kick the Old Man Out,” is Dan’s attempt to share his life story in a meaningful way, exposing both his failures and successes.  In this way he hopes to assist others in their endeavor to live a long and happy life.  The lessons he has learned along life’s journey are expressed simply and with humor.  His book does not admonish nor preach.  It presents what knowledge he has acquired through his numerous experiences with the hope that the reader will find these lessons useful in their own life. 


Kathy M. Wagner, who is now a proud resident of O'Fallon, was born in Detroit, Michigan. After retiring from the Detroit Police Department with honors, she moved to Tennessee for 15 years. She graduated from Nashville State Community College and later from the federal government's Homeland Security Program, Magna Cum Laude .

She is happily married to her husband, Steven.  Together they have five children and one dog.  Her hobbies include reading and researching law cases.  She also has worked as a child and family advocate for over 30 years.

Kathy published her first book in 2020, "My Journey with Rosie and Understanding Alzheimers...You Are Not Alone!" about her journey as her mother's caregiver, who passed away from complications of Alzheimer's in 2015.


O'Fallon Public Library - 1st Floor Community Room


Saturday, December 4 from 10:30 to 11:30 am


This is a free event and open to the general public. Please register below as space is limited. 


For questions regarding this event, please contact Ryan at [email protected] or 618-206-4342.

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