Help Maine Authors Write a Mystery

Pictured from left to right: Kate Flora, Barbara Ross, and Maureen Milliken

Is it the estranged son taking out the overbearing, interfering mother? Is it the returned hometown hero taking out the town drunk who knows too many secrets? Is it the retired old spinster trying to keep the skeletons in the closet? And you never know about that innocent looking, always helpful, maybe too helpful, town librarian – did she finally have enough and take out a few unworthy souls?

It’s not a normal author talk, and you do not want to miss it. Wednesday, November 6 at 6pm here at Topsham Public Library, we welcome Kate Flora, Barbara Ross and Maureen Milliken. They are three talented mystery writers whose books are constantly crossing our circulation desk.

But this author night is a bit different than what you might be used to. With intense audience participation, the three writers will build a mystery novel on the fly, or at least make a plan for one. In the process, you will learn how writers make decisions when they create their books and everyone will enjoy some laughs.

Bring a friend, plan a murder, throw in some twists, and have a great time!