CRANSTON, R.I. (WPRI) — The 5th Annual Rhode Island Author Expo kicked off Saturday at Rhode on the Pawtuxet in Cranston.

This year’s expo featured a record 135 published Rhode Island authors headlined by best-selling romance author Marie Force, as well as author Jon Land.

Hundreds of autographed books were be available for purchase. A list of all participating authors is located on the events website.

In addition to book signings, there were several presentations. Marie Force spoke on her own personal writing journey.