JULY 2019 FEATURED AUTHOR EVENTS

Monday Jul 15
ALLISON DICKSON INTRODUCES HER FIRST NOVEL

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MONDAY, JULY 15; 7 PM

Local author ALLISON DICKSON will present her debut novel, THE OTHER MRS. MILLER. This suspenseful story introduces us to a bored, lonely suburban housewife who finds her life entangled with the family who moves in across the street and at the same time she becomes convinced someone is watching her. Her dark thoughts and fertile imagination often lead her to believe the worse about everything she spies going on in her exclusive suburban neighborhood. This original thriller is a testament to the idea that the greatest mysteries and dangers often lie close to home.

Allison Dickson
is the author of several independently written horror and dystopian novels, along with nearly two dozen short stories published both independently and as part of anthologies. She lives in Dayton, Ohio with her family.


Friday Jul 19
LINDA CASTILLO INTRODUCES AMISH MYSTERY

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FRIDAY, JULY 19; 7 PM

LINDA CASTILLO will introduce, SHAMED, the newest book in her Kate Burkholder crime series set in both the worlds of the Amish and the English in Ohio. Chief of Police Kate Burkholder, a former member of an Amish congregation, learns that an Amish grandmother has been murdered and her 7-year-old granddaughter is missing. The family is a pillar of the Amish community. But Kate soon realizes they’re keeping secrets—and the sins of their past may be coming back to haunt them. What are they hiding and why?

Linda Castillo “captures the land, the people who live there, the differences in Amish religions or “orders,’ and the moral complexities that can arise in difficult cases. This one also has a ticking-clock page-turning pace, because of the issues at hand with a missing child.”

Some other books in the series include A Gathering of Secrets, Down a Dark Road, Among the Wicked, After the Storm, and Sworn to Silence. Linda was raised in Arcanum, Ohio and lives now in Texas.

Linda will be joined "In Conversation" with Sharon Short who has recently published her historical novel, THE WIDOWS, under her pen name of Jess Montgomery.

Saturday Aug 10
AMY W. DAUGHTERS TO DEBUT HER NOVEL

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 10; 1 PM

Local author AMY WEINLAND DAUGHTERS will debut her first published book, YOU CANNOT MESS THIS UP. In this modern day time travel novel, we meet 46 year-old Amy living in Dayton, Ohio who returns to her hometown of Houston over the Thanksgiving holiday. When there, she finds herself hurled back in time. It is now 1978 and she is experiencing 36 hours in her childhood home with her nuclear family, including her 10-year-old self. She sees things from different perspectives and appreciates that memories are malleable, wholly dependent on who is doing the remembering.

In seeing her parents and siblings from this viewpoint, she realizes that her life story matters and is profoundly significant. When the 36 hours are over and she returns to modern day, she is convinced that she’ll never be the same again. SHE WRITES PRESS

Amy lives in Centerville, Ohio with her family.

Thursday Aug 15
T. JEFFERSON PARKER TO VISIT

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 15; 7 PM

T. JEFFERSON PARKER, three-time Edgar Award winner and New York Times bestselling author, will introduce his third Roland Ford novel, THE LAST GOOD GUY. Private investigator Ford is hired by an enigmatic woman to find her missing younger sister, but even as he searches for the teenager, he feels his client can’t be trusted. His investigation leads him to a secretive charter school, skinhead thugs, a cadre of American Nazis hidden in a desert compound, a celebrity evangelist, and finally to the girl herself. This combination of factors leads him to question everything he thought he knew about decency, honesty, and the battle between good and evil. PUTNAM

Author John Lescroart says: “The Last Good Guy…is nothing short of brilliant as it morphs from a simple missing persons case into a complex and nuanced exploration of the dark side of American culture.”