Local Authors of St. Joseph

October 5, 2023

Compiled by Uncommon Character Contributors


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St. Joseph is a hotbed creativity from Walter Cronkite, Alonzo Weston, and – of course –  Eugene Field, our community has set the stage for modern local authors to pick up that legacy and run with it. And run with it they do! With the technology to publish books becoming more accessible…stories that once just lived inside the minds of our residents are now alive and available for the world to read. We have compiled a list of local authors to get you started on your reading journey below…

Children’s Books


Nonfiction & History

Biography & Self-Help

And don’t forget to visit Books Revisited our very own local used book store supporting Rolling Hills Library.

In fall 2023 The Story Collective opened their doors downtown serving St. Joseph as a brand new book store.

St. Joseph is also home to the St. Joseph Writer’s Guild and local publisher Amazing Things Press.

Did we miss you or your favorite author? Let us know by sending us a message on social with your information and we will get you added to the list!


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