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Meet six area authors noon-6 p.m. Nov. 16 at The Coffee Quarter, 22576 Macarthur Blvd., California.

Christina Allen of St. Mary’s County wrote and illustrated “A Micro-Chip on My Shoulder; A True Story of a Little Poult,” which won the 2011 Indie Award for Excellence in Children’s Nonfiction books.

St. Mary’s County resident Ellynne Brice Davis is the author of “Ellynne’s Top Tomato Cookbook” and “Halloween Fright on a Chesapeake Night.” Both books are illustrated by Joyce Judd and edited by Myra Raspa. Davis also has authored the family-friendly Christmas play, “Oh! Holy Night!,” and the inspirational, “Susan and the Seagulls.”

Frances R. Hayes, also of St. Mary’s County, penned “Spencer the Trick-or-Treat Spider,” about the fun of Halloween and the prank a mother plays on trick-or-treaters. Judd did the illustrations.

Marguerite Labbe of Charles County is a prolific writer of adult paranormal romantic fiction, and her long list of books, including “Ghosts in the Wind,” “Make Me Whole,” and “Playing Ball,” feature murder, mayhem, ghosts and reincarnated lovers.

Linda Stewart of St. Mary’s County is the author of “Snow’s Rest, A Maryland Mystery,” which traces a widower who returns to his ancestral home in St. Mary’s in 1903 and a series of deaths comes under suspicion.

Eddie Washington is the author of “Pegasus: The White Man, The Red Horse, The Black Boy,” which is an autobiography set in 1954 Little Rock, Ark. He lives in St. Mary’s County.

Food and beverage will available for purchase.

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