This database contains information about authors who live in Missouri. You can find out about their publications, the genre and audience they write for, whether they accept speaking engagements, and how to get in touch with them. Entries are grouped by author's last name.
The Missouri Authors Directory--a project of the Missouri Center for the Book (MCB)--has been several years in the making and will be updated monthly. This directory includes information on nearly 500 authors currently living and writing in Missouri. The MCB is currently undergoing reorganization and cannot accept applications for inclusion in the directory until further notice. We appreciate your patience.
NOTE: The Missouri Center for the Book encourages all writers to pursue their muse. However, the designation "Author" connotes a category of achievement validated by the acknowledgment derived from what may be regarded as a traditional path to publication. While the publishing landscape is changing and may in future render such distinction problematic, for the present inclusion in the Center's Authors Directory requires publication in book form via conventional remunerative third party avenues.
The Missouri Center for the Book is a state affiliate of the national Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. The Missouri Center is governed by a board of directors composed of authors, publishers, librarians, educators, and community leaders. The board develops programs and plans activities to stimulate public interest in books and reading across the state.