Celebrate NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) with the Charles County Public Library this year by checking out some of our local authors, as part of our Local Author Virtual Showcase! All of the authors showcased in this series responded to a call for submissions we placed over this summer, to highlight their work throughout the month of November. At CCPL we value the contributions our local authors make in sharing their knowledge and passion with our community.  Make sure to check out our Local Author’s collection located at the Waldorf West Library. 

Karen Yvette Fletcher

Silence of Ray, a Family’s journey through seasons of Autism


This book is a memoir about a strong and energetic young man who must learn to deal with life while coping with autism. It also shares the challenges and struggles faced by his family while caring for this young man. Raymond Charles Fletcher has a story the author believes will touch the hearts of those who will read this book.

A native of Detroit and spiritually enriched mother, grandmother and foster mother is her primary focus. Making an impact on the lives of children and young adults is her goal. As a careerist in the Federal government with more than 30 years of service, Ms. Taylor-Fletcher is also an owner of a small company in Northern Virginia. Ms. Taylor-Fletcher’s passion has advanced to a level where guidance and patience is shared with whomever she meets on her life journey.