Meet Our Founding  Partners

The Fredericksburg Independent Book Festival depends its internal team and community partners in order to guarantee our exhibitors, sponsors and attendees a product with which they can be proud to be affiliated.


James Noll


James Noll is a writer, a musician, and an educator from Fredericksburg, Virginia. He’s published three books: A Knife in the Back, You Will Be Safe Here, and Burn All The Bodies, and has published short fiction and poetry in WHURK! and the Fredericksburg Literary and Art Review. When he’s not writing, he produces music in his home studio and makes short documentaries on local bands, artists, and other interesting people.

Check out his work at


A.E. Bayne


A.E. Bayne is a writer, visual artist, and educator living in Fredericksburg, Virginia. She is the editor-in-chief and publisher of the Fredericksburg Literary and Art Review. Bayne writes monthly feature articles for Fredericksburg Front Porch Magazine and other regional periodicals. Her photography has been featured in two shows: Plastic Fantastic with E.C. Barker and A.E. Bayne (2013)  and The Contemporary Henna Designs of Shirley Donahue with Photography by A.E. Bayne (2014).

Visit her online at


Chris Jones


Chris Jones is a three-time Virginia Press Association award-winning journalist and editor.

He is the founder and CEO of Chris Jones Ink, a full-service writing agency serving a variety of clients. His company’s niche is article and book ghostwriting, online content development and management, and editorial services management magazines and online publications.

Chris also  coaches authors and has helped over a dozen write and publish books and ebooks.

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