The William N. Skirball Writers' Center is proud to announce its newest Writer in Residence, South Euclid resident Abby L. Vandiver. You're invited to meet Abby at a short talk followed by refreshments and a mini-fair with a few of Abby's friends from the local writing community. Books will be available for purchase and signing, courtesy of Mac's Backs.
Authors in mini-fair:
Abby L. Vandiver -- women's fiction, mysteries: Where Wild Peaches Grow; Books and Biscuits mystery series; Ice Cream Parlor mystery series; Romaine Wilder mystery series.
Deanna Adams -- history, fiction, memoir: Cleveland's Rock 'n' Roll Venues; Confessions of a Not-so-Good Catholic Girl; Peggy Sue Got Pregnant (series); Rock 'n' Roll and the Cleveland Connection.
Cliff Anthony -- literary fiction: Tears in God's Own Country; Page A-1.
Zachary Fenell -- memoir: Slow and Cerebral, Off Balanced.
LaBena Fleming -- memoir, self-help: I Love You Always: One Family's Alzheimer's/Dementia Journey and the Lessons Learned Along the Way; Caregiver to Caregiver: A Scripture-Focused Guided Reflection Journal.
Erin Hosier -- memoir: Don't Let Me Down.
N. Lichells -- romance: Batshit Crazy in Love; Santa Claus: Comes to Town
Molly Perry -- middle grade fiction: The Game, The Letter from Sweet Abundance.
Susan Petrone -- fiction/touch of fantasy: The Heebie-Jeebie Girl; The Super Ladies; Throw Like a Woman
D. M. Pulley -- thrillers, suspense: Dead Key; Buried Book; Unclaimed Victim; No One's Home
The prolific Abby writes under several pen names. As Abby L. Vandiver, she has approximately 20 self-published books as well as the traditionally published Romaine Wilder Mysteries from Henery Press. In this trilogy, beginning with Secrets, Lies and Crawfish Pies, an East Texas medical examiner and her feisty, funeral home-owning auntie solve murders in their small town. Abby also edited the 2021 anthology, Midnight Hour: A Chilling Anthology of Crime Fiction From 20 Authors of Color.
As Abby Collette, she has two mystery series published by Berkley Penguin Books. A Deadly Inside Scoop, first in the Ice Cream Parlor mystery series, introduces us to an MBA-holding, millennial granddaughter who comes home to run a family-owned ice cream shop in Chagrin Falls, Ohio.
Abby Collette's second crime trilogy from Berkley is the Books & Biscuits mystery series. Body and Soul Food stars a set of fraternal twins who reunite and open a bookstore and soul food café. The second book in the series, Soul of a Killer, comes out October 4, 2022.
Abby's newest pen name, Cade Bentley, debuted August 30, 2022 with Where Wild Peaches Grow, a deeply emotional novel of family, cultural heritage, and forgiveness.