Monday, March 18, 2019

Meet Author, Jacqui Letran



Jacqui Letran is an Author, Speaker, Mindset Mentor and the Host of the Stop the Bully Within podcast. Jacqui’s Words of Wisdom for Teens Book Series won multiple awards and is often regarded as “must read” books for teens and young adults struggling with low self-esteem, anxiety, and depression.

A gifted and energetic Mindset Mentor, Jacqui dedicates her life’s work to help her clients and students transform their inner critic into their best friend and cheerleader so they can create that powerful and resilient mindset needed to be happy and successful in life.

Meet Jacqui Letran
and other authors at
Great American Book Festival

Saturday, May 11, 2019
Main Street Square
Rapid City, South Dakota

For More Information including Event Schedules Visit GABfest.info




Meet Author, Evelyn Leite


Evelyn Leite has been in the addiction and mental health profession for 35 years and has a private practice, Living With Solutions. She founded a non-profit corporation called A Center For Training And Restoration. She is the author of 14 books and she holds workshops nationwide which are devoted to teaching individuals and families about mental health and addiction, she does a lot of trauma related work with men and women who have been abused. Because her work as a humanitarian has been widely recognized she was installed in the SD Hall of Fame in 2008. Her work has included founding a youth center in Ft Pierre, SD, helping establish a women’s shelter in Pierre, SD, and helping to establish the Hope Center, a day shelter for the homeless in Rapid City, SD. Most of her work for the last 15 years has taken place on Indian Reservations. She has a new book coming out January 15, 2019 called A Fix For The Family Rift Caused By Addiction.



Meet Evelyn Leite
and other authors at
Great American Book Festival

Saturday, May 11, 2019
Main Street Square
Rapid City, South Dakota

For More Information including Event Schedules Visit GABfest.info

Meet Author, Nelda LaTeef



While living in the Republic of Niger, Nelda LaTeef traveled by Land Rover to the fabled city of Timbuktu. Her children’s picture book, The Hunter and the Ebony Tree, received the Storytelling World Honor Award. It was translated into Italian, Korean, and Gaelic; and the illustrations showcased at the Society of Illustrators in New York and the McLean Project for the Arts. LaTeef studied at Harvard University and her book, Working Women for the 21st Century: Fifty Women Reveal Their Pathways to Success, was selected as recommended reading for young adults by The New York Public Library. She lives with her family in Virginia.

Meet Nelda LaTeef
and other authors at
Great American Book Festival

Saturday, May 11, 2019
Main Street Square
Rapid City, South Dakota


For More Information including Event Schedules Visit GABfest.info

Meet Author, DG Lamb



DG Lamb is a board certified clinical neuropsychologist. His day job involves helping people to become more independent after some type of neurological injury. While his professional experiences influenced his story in the series Driven to the Hilt, he also drew upon his love of cooking and backpacking the mountain trails of Arizona (where unlike Cyprus Grove, it rarely rains). He lives with his wife, a dog and two cats in Scottsdale. This is his debut novel and the first in a series of three already published, with two more planned to finish out the series.

Meet DG Lamb
and other authors at
Great American Book Festival

Saturday, May 11, 2019
Main Street Square
Rapid City, South Dakota


For More Information including Event Schedules Visit GABfest.info



Meet Author, Joanna Jones






Joanna Jones is a recognized author, educator and consultant. Her zest for reading made her a remarkable teacher, librarian and children’s literature author. Joanna taught in the Southwest before she returned to the Black Hills. She has presented on a variety of literacy topics across the United States as well as in Portugal, Scotland, New Zealand, and China.

Meet Joanna Jones 

and other authors at

Great American Book Festival

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Main Street Square

Rapid City, South Dakota


For More Information including Event Schedules Visit GABfest.info



Sunday, March 10, 2019

Meet Author, Jenna Elizabeth Johnson



Jenna Elizabeth Johnson is a bestselling, multi-award-winning author of over a dozen fantasy and paranormal romance novels, as well as several novellas and short stories. She is best known for her Legend of Oescienne and Otherworld series. Jenna currently resides on the Central Coast of California, a place she finds as magical and enchanting as the worlds she creates.


Meet Jenna Elizabeth Johnson

and other authors at

Great American Book Festival

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Main Street Square

Rapid City, South Dakota



For More Information including Event Schedules Visit GABfest.info

Meet Author, Branch Isole



Branch Isole is author of twenty-two books in four genres. The power of personal responsibility, or its avoidance, is his writing focus. His self-discovery themes span a wide range of reflective identity situations and scenarios every adult recognizes. His stories explore concepts and actions of struggle and relationship dynamics across a broad spectrum. Branch writes of issues and emotions often experienced, but not always voiced.


Meet Branch Isole

and other authors at

Great American Book Festival

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Main Street Square

Rapid City, South Dakota



For More Information including Event Schedules Visit GABfest.info