DECEMBER 2018 FEATURED AUTHOR EVENTS

Saturday Jan 12
JESS MONTGOMERY DEBUTS FIRST BOOK IN HER NEW SERIES


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SATURDAY, JANUARY 12; 2 PM

JESS MONTGOMERY will discuss THE WIDOWS, the first book in her new series inspired by the real lives of Maude Collins, the first female sheriff in Ohio and Mary Harris 'Mother" Jones .This engaging historical novel quickly draws the reader into the lives of two powerful women, Lily Ross and Marvena Whitcomb, who are both mourning the murder of Lily’s husband, the town’s sheriff. We assume we know the relationship of Lily with her husband, but what is the connection of Marvena with the sheriff? That, along with the mystery of who killed Sheriff Ross and why, is the crux of the story. Much is learned about resistance to unionization of the coal mines in Appalachia Ohio in the early 1900 era, the hardships of the families working in that industry, corruption on many levels, and the influence of prohibition.

JESS MONTGOMERY is the pen name of Sharon Short, Literary Life columnist for the Dayton Daily News.


Sunday Jan 13
FREE MINI-SEMINAR FOR WRITERS

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SUNDAY, JANUARY 13; 2-3:30 PM

ANTIOCH WRITERS WORKSHOP
will present a free mini-seminar on “New Year, New Writing Mindset.” Join JUDE WALSH for a focused session to establish a writing mindset to anchor your writing practice and keep your writing resolutions moving forward throughout 2019. We suggest you bring a journal or laptop, as there will be opportunities to write.

Jude Walsh writes personal essay, memoir, self-help, and fiction and is published in numerous literary magazines and anthologies. She teaches classes on personal essay and writing mindset, and is a life and creativity coach, helping people to reinvent themselves and find new paths.

Wednesday Feb 6
JESSICA STRAWSER INTRODUCES NEW NOVEL

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6; 7 PM

JESSICA STRAWSER
will introduce her new book, FORGET YOU KNOW ME. In it, we meet Molly and Liza, extremely close friends. When Molly married Daniel and moved away, the women’s friendship faltered. Molly and Liza plan to reconnect with a nice long video chat when Daniel is away on business. While they are chatting, Molly needs to leave the room to check on a crying baby and suddenly a man in a mask enters the room, throwing Liza into a panic—then her screen goes black. Who is the man and what is he doing at her friend’s home?

FORGET YOU KNOW ME
exposes the wounds of people who’ve grown apart, against their will. Best friends separated by miles. Spouses hardened by neglect. A mother isolated by pain. The man in the mask will change things for them all. But who is he? And will he be back?

Jessica Strawser
has also written Not That I Could Tell and Almost Missed You and is editor-at-large for Writer’s Digest.