"Athens" Gallery: Authors

Montgomery County has enjoyed many famous literary men and women over the years, and many of their works can now be read online. Try some:

Read about some more local authors!

Janet Snyder Lambert (1893-1973): the author of 54 young-adult fiction titles for girls from 1941 to 1969.

Beatrice Schenk de Regniers (1914-2000): a writer of children's picture books.

Maurine Watkins (1896-1969): a journalist and playwright, Watkins wrote the play "Chicago" from which several films were adapted.

Read book excerpts from some more recent Montgomery County writers:

Karen Zach: Crawfordsville: Athens of Indiana (2003)

Jodie Steelman Wilson, Emily Griffin, Rebecca McDole: The Hidden History of Montgomery County (2012)

William Helling: Images of America: Crawfordsville (2011)