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Local Writers, Local Stories

2020-10-24 14:00:00 2020-10-24 17:00:00 America/New_York Local Writers, Local Stories Meet Abby Collette, Michael Credico, Lucy Ness, Susan Petrone, and E. F. Schraeder, who set their stories in Ohio locales like Chagrin Falls, Akron, Youngstown, and Cedar Point. South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch

Saturday, October 24
2:00pm - 5:00pm

Add to Calendar 2020-10-24 14:00:00 2020-10-24 17:00:00 America/New_York Local Writers, Local Stories Meet Abby Collette, Michael Credico, Lucy Ness, Susan Petrone, and E. F. Schraeder, who set their stories in Ohio locales like Chagrin Falls, Akron, Youngstown, and Cedar Point. South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch

South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch

Meeting Room 162 (20)

Meet Abby Collette, Michael Credico, Lucy Ness, Susan Petrone, and E. F. Schraeder, who set their stories in Ohio locales like Chagrin Falls, Akron, Youngstown, and Cedar Point.

2:00-3:00 Meet the Authors. Entertaining mini-readings from local writers who set their new stories locally.

Abby Collette, A Deadly Inside Scoop

Recent MBA grad Bronwyn Crewse has just taken over her family's ice cream shop in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, and she's going back to basics. Win is renovating Crewse Creamery to restore its former glory, and filling the menu with delicious, homemade ice cream flavors—many from her grandmother’s original recipes. But unexpected construction delays mean she misses the summer season, and the shop has a literal cold opening: the day she opens her doors an early first snow descends on the village and keeps the customers away. To make matters worse, that evening, Win finds a body in the snow.

Wall Street Journal bestselling author Abby Collette loves a good mystery. Born and raised in Cleveland, it's even a mystery to her why she has yet to move to a warmer place. She is the author of two Southern cozy mystery series, the Logan Dickerson Mysteries and the Romaine Wilder Mysteries. Abby spends her time writing, facilitating writing workshops at local libraries, and spending time with her grandchildren, each of which are her favorite. Abby is a member of Crime Writers of Color, and Sisters in Crime, National, Regional, and Guppies Chapters.

Michael Credico, Heartland Calamitous

A bear is adopted by the parents of the child he has just swallowed. A woman born covered in wool performs a stage act where she shears herself nude. A man builds a mobile with live animals in hopes of easing his and his wife’s anxiety. When the earth is sent hurtling through the universe, people must decide if they want to hold on or let go. The stories in Heartland Calamitous portray an absurdist vision of Ohio filled with shapeshifters, death cults, rocket ships, and fish that fly with angel wings. 

Michael Credico is the author of Heartland Calamitous (Autumn House Press). His short fiction has appeared widely in print and online, including Black Warrior Review, The Collagist, Columbia Journal, Denver Quarterly, DIAGRAM, New Ohio Review, Puerto del Sol and others. He has received an Individual Excellence Award in Literature from the Ohio Arts Council. He lives and works in Cleveland, Ohio. 

Lucy Ness, Haunted Homicide

Avery Morgan has been hired to breathe new life into the Portage Path Women's Club, but first she'll have to deal with a dead body and a meddling ghost. She's had a harrowing first week on the job as manager of the Portage Path Woman's Club. When a fuse blows, she heads into the basement and stumbles across the body of the only person who voted against her hiring. She also stumbles across an unexpected helper, Clemmie Bow, the ghost of a young woman who was accidentally killed in the building almost a hundred years ago.

Lucy Ness is a new pen name for the multi-published author also known as Kylie Logan and Casey Daniels. With the new Haunted Mansion Mysteries, she’s taken her love for old buildings, classic mysteries, and a good ghost story and created a new lighthearted series. Ness has been writing for nearly thirty years and this is her 63rd novel. In addition to mysteries, she’s written historical and contemporary romance, books for young adults, and one children’s book. Ness lives near Cleveland with her husband and two dogs, whose names figure in her most recent pen name. Lucy is a rescue who came to the family through a prison training program and Eliot Ness is a two-year-old Airedale who, besides being a show dog, has never met anything–food or otherwise–that he doesn’t want to put in his mouth.

Susan Petrone, The Heebie-Jeebie Girl

Youngstown, Ohio, 1977. Between the closing of the city's largest steel mill and the worst blizzard in more than 40 years, the table is set for remarkable change. Unemployed steel worker Bobby Wayland is trying hard to help his family and still pay for his wedding, but the only solution he can think of involves breaking the law. On the other side of town, a little girl named Hope is keeping a big secret, one she won't even share with her Great Uncle Joe―she can make things move without touching them. Watching over both of them is the city herself, and she has something to say and something to do about all of this.

Susan Petrone has been published in such diverse outlets as Glimmer Train Stories, ESPN.com, and Belt Magazine. She is the author of The Heebie-Jeebie Girl (2020), The Super Ladies (2018), Throw Like a Woman (2015), and A Body at Rest (2009), which won a bronze medal for regional fiction from the Independent Publishers Book Awards (IPPY). She is also one of the co-founders and former president of Literary Cleveland (litcleveland.org). Susan holds a master's degree in English with a concentration in Creative Writing from Cleveland State University and lives with one husband, one daughter, and far too many animals in a little house near some medium-sized woods.

E. F. Schraeder, Ghastly Tales of Gaiety & Greed: Unauthorized and Haunted Cedar Point

Coasters, carousels, an old cemetery and sprawling hotel on a stormy lakeside. Visit this haunted tour of scrapbook memories where legendary summers intersect with history and rumor. Told in vignettes that weave stories, newspaper clippings, postcards, and images, Ghastly Tales weaves the tales of four families through the decades at a lakeside resort and amusement park where everyone eventually returns.

An admirer of strange wonders, sleights of hand, and carousels, E. F. Schraeder writes poetry and fiction that is often inspired by not quite real worlds. Schraeder's work has appeared in Strange Horizons, Pulp Modern, Mystery Weekly Magazine, and other journals and anthologies.

3:00-3:15 Break/Reception/Booksale

3:15-4:15 Roundtable Discussion and Q&A

4:15 Booksale and Book signing

Books available for purchase and signing.

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Dedicated time every Friday afternoon to work on your writing project in the company of other writers.

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A seminar on various genres of storytelling.

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One-on-one meetings with Deanna Adams, a seasoned multi-published writer to discuss your writing needs.

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Four-part series about writing books for children, focusing on chapter books and middle grade novels.

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