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Local Writers, Local Stories

Deanna Adams, Abby Collette, and Lucy Ness

2020-10-24 14:00:00 2020-10-24 15:00:00 America/New_York Local Writers, Local Stories Join us on Facebook Live for a conversation with local authors Deanna Adams, Abby Collette, and Lucy Ness. Virtual

Saturday, October 24
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Add to Calendar 2020-10-24 14:00:00 2020-10-24 15:00:00 America/New_York Local Writers, Local Stories Join us on Facebook Live for a conversation with local authors Deanna Adams, Abby Collette, and Lucy Ness. Virtual

Join us on Facebook Live for a conversation with local authors Deanna Adams, Abby Collette, and Lucy Ness.

This event will be broadcast live at facebook.com/cuyahogalib/live. A Facebook account is not required to view the program.

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Order your copies of the authors' books from Mac’s Backs – Books on Coventry: 

Deanna Adams, The Truth About Justyce: macsbacks.com/book/9781647161040

Abby Collette, A Deadly Inside Scoop: macsbacks.com/book/9780593099667

Lucy Ness, Haunted Homicide: macsbacks.com/book/9781984806772


About the authors:

Deanna R. Adams is an award-winning writer, essayist, speaker, and author of eight books, both fiction and nonfiction. Her articles, essays, and stories have been published in a variety of newspapers and magazines, including an article on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum for the Encyclopedia of the Midwest. Deanna is an instructor for The William N. Skirball Writers’ Center, Lakeland Community College, and Literary Cleveland, where she teaches and speaks on a number of writing topics.

In The Truth About Justyce, Cassie Walker thinks changing her life is as simple as changing her name. With her mother dead, and her father in jail, it’s just a matter of time before someone discovers it’s all her fault. When she turns eighteen, she escapes her gossipy hometown. She changes her name to Justyce (because it’s ironic), with a y (because it looks cool), hoping that alone can magically change her life course. But then she hops on a stranger’s motorcycle, crashes, and lands in a Cleveland hospital. The biker dies and it’s déjà vu all over again.

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.

In 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.

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.

In 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.

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