In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Livermore Public Library will host a Women in Mystery event featuring local authors Janet Finsilver, Sofia Grant (aka Sophie Littlefield), Camille Minichino, Ann Parker, and Carole Price. Moderated by Carole Price, this authors’ talk will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2018, 2 pm to 3:30 pm, at the Civic Center Library, 1188 S. Livermore Avenue. It’s free to attend, and books will be available for sale and signing.
About the guest authors:
Janet Finsilver - USA Today bestselling author of the Kelly Jackson mystery series. Murder at Redwood Cove, her debut mystery, was released on October 13, 2015. Her second book, Murder at the Mansion, became available on June 7, 2016. The third book, Murder at the Fortune Teller's Table, came out on March 14, 2017.
Sophia Grant, aka Sophie Littlefield - Called a writing machine by the New York Times and a “master storyteller” by the Midwest Book Review, Sofia Grant has written dozens of novels for adults and teens under the name Sophie Littlefield. She has won Anthony and RT Book Awards and been shortlisted for Edgar, Barry, Crimespree, Macavity, and Goodreads Choice Awards. Her latest novel, The Dress in the Window (William Morrow, July 2017) explores the lives of three women who break into the fashion industry after the end of WWII.
Camille Minichino - Camille Minichino grew up about a mile from Revere Beach, Massachusetts, the setting for her Periodic Table Mysteries. Like her amateur sleuth, Gloria Lamerino, she has a Ph.D. in physics and has had a long career in research and teaching. She also writes the Miniature Mysteries as Margaret Grace, the Professor Sophie Knowles Mysteries as Ada Madison, and the Postmistress Mysteries as Jean Flowers. Her 25th novel, titled Addressed to Kill, was released in July 2017.
Ann Parker - Livermore resident Ann Parker authors the award-winning Silver Rush historical mystery series, set primarily in 1880s Colorado and published by Poisoned Pen Press. During the day, Ann wrangles words for a living as a science editor/writer and marketing communications specialist (which is basically a fancy term for “editor/writer”). Her midnight hours are devoted to scribbling fiction. Her books have won the Colorado Book Award, the Willa Cather Literary Award, and the Bruce Alexander Historical Mystery Award, among others. The latest of her Silver Rush mysteries, titled A Dying Note, comes out in April 2018.
Carol Price - Carole Price is a Buckeye! Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, she attended The Ohio State University. She and her husband live in the San Francisco Bay Area where she graduated from the Livermore’s Citizens Police Academy and is an active volunteer for the Livermore PD. Carole fell in love with the Bard after attending plays at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland. Vineyard Prey is the third in her Shakespeare in the Vineyard mystery series.
This program is part of the Friends Authors and Arts Series.