Topsham Public Library’s Mystery Reader’s Roundtable (MRR) cordially invites you to their May 24 meeting at 3pm as they welcome special guest Charlene D’Avanzo, author of Cold Blood, Hot Sea. Author talks are always interesting and engaging, but what makes this particularly fun is that Ms. D’Avanzo contacted MRR and asked if she could visit them!
Ms. D’Avanzo is from Yarmouth, Maine and is a marine ecologist, professor emeritus at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, and has a passion for kayaking. Ms. D’Avanzo not only wants to entertain, but also hopes to educate readers about climate change with her first mystery. Her book will be available for purchase and signing at the group discussion.
This is not the first time something like this has happened! MRR has established a great reputation. Linda Meadows, staff member, has facilitated MRR for the last five years and her hard work, and the enthusiasm of MRR members has paid off.
At the March 2016 meeting, all went as it usually does: the group met, they discussed the mystery they read, and Linda informed them of the title for next month’s reading, The Secret Life of Anna Blanc by Jennifer Kincheloe. About a week prior to the April meeting, Linda received a surprise in her email inbox. Jennifer Kincheloe heard that MRR was reading her book, and she contacted Linda to let her know she was willing to Skype with them during their meeting! Of course Linda took her up on her offer, and they had a delightful time. They discussed the plot and characters of the book, but also questioned Ms. Kincheloe about her writing process.
Ms. Kincheloe lives in Denver, Colorado with her family and she has a PhD in Health Services. The work ethic needed in completing a PhD aided her well when writing her first book. Linda described her as engaging, articulate, funny and down to earth. Look for her second release coming in June, 2017.