St. Louis boasts a wealth of local authors. Discovering their works, especially in December, can be a fun way to keep your holiday gift shopping local and personal. From St. Louis history to sports to life lessons to science fiction and fantasy, this list offers a great place to start. For these titles and more check out local bookstores, such as Main Street Books, 307 S. Main St. in Historic Saint Charles and The Novel Neighbor, 7905 Big Bend Blvd. in Webster Groves.