Dark & Stormy Nights at Driftwood Public Library
Driftwood Public Library is delighted to announce the schedule of mystery writers for its 10th annual Dark & Stormy Night series for this October. The series takes place at the library at 4:30 each Thursday afternoon in October, with the exception of the last event, which, due to the anticipated audience interest and size, will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the Lincoln City Cultural Center on Halloween!
Carola Dunn will open this year’s series on October 10th. The author of The Daisy Dalrymple series, set in 1920s England, Carola is a native of The UK but has lived elsewhere, most recently Eugene, since she graduated from Manchester University. She is also the author of three Cornish mysteries set around 1970 and of 32 Regency romances.
The series continues on October 17th with a visit from internationally bestselling writer Phil Margolin. The author of 18 suspense novels and legal thrillers, beginning with Heartstone in 1978 and most recently this year’s Sleight of Hand, Margolin was a practicing attorney in Portland until 1996, when he took up writing full time.
On October 24th, we’re delighted to welcome back Chelsea Cain, the author of the wildly successful, if gruesome, Gretchen Lowell novels. The week Chelsea visited us in 2007 was the same week she signed a contract to turn her novel, Heartsick, into a series. There are now six books in the series, including this year’s Let Me Go.
The series wraps up on Halloween with a visit from true crime writer Ann Rule. Ann is the worlds’ best known writer of true crime since the publication of her account of the Ted Bundy investigation, The Stranger Beside Me, in 1980. Her 38th book, Practice to Deceive, was published earlier this year. This is Ann’s first time visiting for the series, and because of the anticipated interest, her presentation will take place at the Lincoln City Cultural Center at 6:30 p.m. on October 31st. Tickets will be required for Ann’s presentation, and can be acquired for free by contacting series organizer Ken Hobson at 541-996-1242 or firstname.lastname@example.org. There will be a limit of two tickets per person.
All events in the Dark & Stormy Night series are free to the public and made possible by ongoing generous support from The Driftwood Library Foundation and from D’Sands Condominium Motel and The Anchor Inn.
Questions about the series may be directed to Ken Hobson at Driftwood Public Library: 541-996-1242 or email@example.com. Driftwood Public Library is located at 801 SW HWY 101 in Lincoln City on the 2nd floor of the City Hall building, across the street from Burger King and adjacent to Price ‘n Pride Grocery Store.