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Wednesday, January 6, 2021


Award-winning mystery author Ann McAllister Clark is a teacher, journalist, and former used bookstore owner. She writes the Morgan’s Bridge Mysteries and the St. Augustine Mysteries  and has also written an historical novel, 
The Chrysalis: An American Family Endures the Civil War. Ann joins us today to offer some online talks of interest for both readers and writers. Learn more about Ann and her books at her website. 

Saved by the Librarian

I’ve been staring out the window – a lot!  My dear friend and retired librarian heard of my slothfulness and came to my front porch wearing a mask and gloves. She tucked into my door a pretty pamphlet and then quickly left. I thought that, of course, you are not sitting around staring out the window, yet you might find interest in what she left for me.


My county library system is the St. John’s County Library system in Florida. They have very kindly been holding several virtual events a week for patrons to enjoy. Anyone in the country can go to their YouTube channel, Facebook page, or website to watch; you don’t have to be a card-carrying St. John’s Library patron.


I have been watching the interviews of interest to readers and writers.  Let me list just a few of them for you. There are many more and If you miss one, they will still be available.


January 6th at 12:00 pm Eastern

Arson Investigator – Interview with Tom Perkins discussing his expertise.  He works in Rochester, NY as an investigator on the arson talk force. I’ve got to see this one as my next book has an explosion in the bakery!


January 11th at 12:00 pm Eastern

Quirky History – Libraries explores how libraries were created. 


January 19th at 12:00 pm Eastern

Book Repair – explores the dos and don’ts of book repair. Learn about the process and to view items made specifically to repair worn and damaged book.


January 29th at 12:00 pm Eastern 

An interview with John Szabo, City Librarian for the LA Public Library. John F. Sazabo has been the City Librarian of the Los Angeles Public Library since 2012, serving the largest population of any library system in the United States. With 25 years of experience, under his leadership, the Los Angeles Public Library initiatives have been immigrant integration and citizenship, improving financial literacy and providing health resources and programs. 


Morgan’s Redemption

A Morgan’s Bridge Mystery, Book 1


Opening a used bookstore, newly arrived Amanda Stimpson begins her quest to discover the answers to the mysteries of her name and ancestry.


The stories she is told are fascinating, heartwarming, mysterious and shocking.


The characters in the village are varied in bravery, loyalty, kindness, prejudices, cruelty and finally, REDEMPTION.


She discovers the secret as to why she is called MacIntosh Moon.


The little West Michigan town yields one surprise after another as Amanda finally finds her true roots.


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1 comment:

Kathleen Kaska said...

Lois and Ann, Thanks for the library schedule. It is impressive. It's great that libraries are adapting to the isolation situation. Thanks for sharing.