Please join us at Sehkraft Brewing for our inaugural “The Write Stuff” event. We will be featuring two published local authors Mary Schaller ,Nicole Elizabeth Kelleher & Andy Kutler who will be reading from their works as well as participating in a Q & A forum and a “Meet & Greet Book Signing” Both authors will have copies of their books on hand for purchase. Come spend a few hours with some wonderful authors.
Come early,grab dinner and try one of our 35-40 different craft beers on draft!
About the Authors:
Mary W. Schaller is a native of Washington, D.C. (and remains staunchly non-partisan for survival!), an army brat and navy wife. She graduated from the University of San Diego with a degree in Theatre Arts, and early in her career she worked in the communications department at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios in Culver City, Calif. Nearly 30 years ago, she returned to the Washington area where she has worked at the Folger Shakespeare Library as a docent since 1979. She was a director for the Fairfax (Va.) Children’s Theater and has taught drama, especially Shakespeare’s plays, for the Fairfax County Department of Recreation; she directed 40 children’s theater plays including 21 Shakespearean productions. Three of her plays: All the World’s a Stage, The Final Trial of Richard III and Once Upon a Summertime were written and produced for her drama students. Two Horns and a Tale was written for an elementary school in Virginia Beach, Va., and was filmed by the local PBS television station there. Once Upon a Summertime has also been filmed for the Fairfax County community television station. All the World’s a Stage has not only been produced in the United States and Canada but it has also been performed in London, England, and in Australia. Schaller is the author of 10 romantic historical novels published under her pen name (Tori Phillips) by Harlequin. She has published two nonfiction books as well on the American Civil War. Schaller lives in Burke, Va., with her husband, Marty, and loves to take cruises to the Caribbean, ice skate and read books—though not simultaneously!
Nicole Elizabeth Kelleher ( she will be reading from her book “Wild Lavender”)
A graduate of the University of Michigan’s College of Literature, Science and Arts, Nicole E. Kelleher studied French Literature and Language, Spanish and Chinese. During this time, she attended classes at the University of Michigan’s School of Art with an emphasis on drawing, watercolor and photography.
She resides in Virginia with her children, husband and Tully the Dog. When she is not writing or taking care of her family, she volunteers at a local organization helping the less fortunate. She encourages her friends and readers to do the same.
Wild Lavender is her first novel. Its sequel, The Queen’s Dance, will be released soon after.
Andy Kutler ( He will be reading from his book: “The Other Side of Life”) https://www.amazon.com/Other-Side-Life-Andy-Kutler/dp/0996559507
Andy Kutler is an award-winning author living in Arlington, Virginia. A native of Madison, Wisconsin and a graduate of Michigan State University (B.A.) and Georgetown University (M.A.), he has previously worked on the senior legislative staff of two United States Senators before serving as a senior policy officer with the U.S. Secret Service. He is working today as a consultant to the national security community.
While Andy’s writings have appeared in The Huffington Post and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, The Other Side of Life is his first novel. It was recently awarded the Bronze Medal for Military/War Fiction from the 2015 Independent Publishers Book Awards, and is a Book of the Year finalist from Foreword Magazine’s INDIEFAB Awards. Andy’s interests include travel, military history, his Wisconsin sports teams, and most importantly, spending time with his wife and two children