A “KILLER WOMEN IN FICTION” PANEL AT MONONA PUBLIC LIBRARY
The Monona Public Library and the Mystery to Me bookstore on Monroe Street in Madison are pleased to announce a jointly sponsored author event titled “Killer Women in Fiction.” The event will be held at the Monona Library on April 15th at 6pm. Five critically acclaimed authors will make up a discussion panel, including: Christine DeSmet, Kathleen Ernst, Lori Rader-Day, Annelise Ryan and Teri Woods. Each author will discuss their own interest in being a murder-mystery author (or a killer woman!) and the panel will address questions such as “Why are killer women stories so interesting?” and “Do killer women have traits in common?” and “Does the popularity of killer women stories have anything to do with the undercurrents of characteristics of our culture?”
Christine DeSmet is the author of the national bestselling Fudge Shot Mystery series from Penguin Random House, including the April 2015 release, Five Alarm Fudge. The series is set in Door County, Wisconsin, and features female amateur sleuth Ava Oosterling. Christine teaches writing at UW-Madison Continuing Studies.
Bestselling author Kathleen Ernst writes award-winning Chloe Ellefson mysteries and historical fiction for adults and young readers. Her work has earned numerous honors, including an Emmy, a LOVEY, and nominations for Edgar and multiple Agatha mystery awards. To date, readers have purchased over 1.5 million printed, electronic, and audio copies of Kathleen’s thirty-one published books.
Lori Rader-Day’s debut mystery, The Black Hour (Seventh Street Books, 2014), received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and Library Journal and is a finalist for the Mary Higgins Clark Award. Her short stories have appeared in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Time Out Chicago, Good Housekeeping, and others. Her next book, the mystery Little Pretty Things, will be released in July 2015. She lives in Chicago.
Beth Amos is a mystery and suspense author who writes under the pseudonyms Annelise Ryan (Mattie Winston Mysteries) and Allyson K. Abbott (Mack’s Bar Mysteries). She uses pseudonyms because she works as an ER Nurse and figures her patients don’t need to know that she spends her spare time thinking of clever ways to kill people.
Teri Woods is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Madison, Wisconsin specializing in complex cases of psychopathology and behavioral disturbance. As T.E. Woods, she is the best-selling author of The Justice Series; set in Seattle and featuring Detective Mort Grant and psychologist Lydia Corriger; two diverse personalities sharing a secret binding them together tighter than any bloodline or romantic interest ever could.
Books will be available for sale and signing.
The program is free although registration in advance is appreciated.
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