Joyana Peters’ Upcoming Events and News

Interested in seeing Joyana in person? Check out Joyana Peters’ upcoming events! See where she’ll be below! Interested in booking her for a school appearance, book club talk or book signing? Please email her at

Indie Author Day at the Fairfax County Libraries


Not all writers are represented by publishing companies. It isn’t like the movies where authors are pursued by editors to finish their latest novel before the nationwide book tour. Hollywood producers and directors aren’t waiting in the wings, name dropping movie stars who read and loved their books. This is the dream but far from the reality.

To reach as many readers as possible and make their writing profitable, some writers self-publish and they are eager to connect with readers in our community to share their stories. We call these writers independent, or indie, authors. 

It is not easy being an indie author and each year, libraries and readers honor the achievements of independent writers by celebrating Indie Author Day.

Celebrate with us! Meet our local authors on Saturday, November 5 from 1:30-3 p.m. at these branches:

The Robinson Marketplace

Just in time for the holidays! Join Joyana and shop from a variety of hand crafters, small boutique vendors and home based businesses.

Event date: Saturday November 12th, 2022 9-3pm

Robinson Secondary School- 5035 Sideburn Rd, Fairfax, VA 22032

Old Town Manassas Christmas Market and Holiday Craft Show

Welcome to the Old Town Manassas Christmas Fair and Holiday Craft Show at the Manassas Museum on the lawn where over 60 artisans, crafters, independent consultants and other local small businesses are looking forward to showcasing you their products, just in time for the holidays!

From arts and crafts to jewelry and baked goods, to body and hair care, our vendors have everything you wish to surprise your loved ones!!

Event date: Saturday, November 26th, 2022 – 10 to 3 pm

Event address: 9101 Prince William St. Manassas VA 20110

Occoquan Holiday Festival and Artisan Market

River Mill Park becomes magical for this special holiday shopping event! Join Joyana in the park for many artisan booths, hot cocoa, caroling, and a visit from Santa!

Event Dates: December 3, 2022, from 11am to 5pm

December 4, 2022, from 11am to 4pm

Event Address: 407 Mill St, Occoquan Historic District, VA 22125

Stay tuned for more of Joyana Peters’ Upcoming Events this Winter!

Check Out Joyana’s News, Interviews and Event Recaps!

Event Recaps

Burke Author at the Taste Event with Historic Novel


Author Interview with Hasty Book List

Youtube/Podcast Interview with The TufFish Show

Check out Joyana’s Blog Posts on history, books, and other word related fun!

Triangle Shirtwaist Factory

Interested in learning about the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire? Get my Free Short Story and learn about the events that happened that day.