Dark and Stormy Night at Driftwood
Driftwood Public Library is pleased to announce that it will be presenting the 9th year of its Dark and Stormy Night Mystery Series this October. A different mystery author will visit the library each Thursday afternoon in October at 4:00 p.m. to speak to readers about their work.
The first author in the series this year will be Heather Sharfeddin, who will visit the library on October 4th. Sharfeddin’s mystery books include Mineral Spirits, Windless Summer and, most recently, Damaged Goods. A native of Montana, and then Idaho, Sharfeddin’s first novel was 2005’s Blackbelly, a contemporary western praised by The Chicago Tribune as “a good old-fashioned cowboy tale that’s as gritty as they come…” She currently lives in Oregon.
On October 11th, Johnny Shaw will visit the library from Portland. The author of the books Dove Season and this year’s Big Maria, Shaw also is the editor-in-chief of and frequent contributor to the online fiction quarterly, Blood & Tacos, a loving homage to the men’s adventure paperbacks of the 1970s and 80s. He also owns an online bookstore, Johnny’s Used Books, and teaches screenwriting.
Amanda Lee will be visiting all the way from southwest Virginia on October 18th. Amanda writes a series of embroidery cozies set on the Central Oregon Coast including the titles The Quick and the Thread, The Long Stitch Good Night and this year’s Thread on Arrival. Her next book in the series will be released next year: Cross Stitch Before Dying.
To wrap up the series, Jack Judge visits from right here in Lincoln City to celebrate the publication of his most recent novel. Jack’s novels include Crosetti’s Curse, The Dead Lie Restless in Pedro Creek and Death Rides the Carousel.
The programs are sponsored by The Driftwood Library Foundation and the D’Sands Condominium Motel who have graciously donated lodging for the authors. All programs are free to the public. All of the programs will take place at the library, 801 SW Highway 101 (2nd Floor) in Lincoln City. All inquiries about the programs should be directed to Ken Hobson, 541 996 1242 (firstname.lastname@example.org).