I’m excited to share the news that we will host two award-winning fiction authors on Wednesday, May 4, at 2 p.m. in our Porter Hall meeting room. This will be our first in-person program since the library closed our meeting rooms two years ago. It will serve as a chance to dip our toes back into the water of live programming, before our incredible Chats With Champions program begins offering in-person programming again this summer.
Maine writer Bruce Robert Coffin, author of the Portland-based Detective Byron mysteries, and Marni Graff, author of The Nora Tierney English Mysteries and The Trudy Genova Manhattan Mysteries, will be interviewing each other.
Coffin will speak about how his 27 years in law enforcement add to the realistic feel of his series, and he’ll let the audience in on what’s next in store for Det. Byron. Graff is touring with The Evening’s Amethyst, her newest in the English mystery series, and will speak to the cold case aspect that is part of this book. Coffin and Graff also write short stories in crime fiction.
Both members of Sisters in Crime, Coffin is a member of International Thriller Writers, Mystery Writers of America, and the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance. He regularly contributes to the blog Murder Books. Graff is Managing Editor of Bridle Path Press, a member of the North Carolina Writers Network, and the International Association of Crime Writers, where she was a longlist judge for last year’s Dashiell Hammett Award.
We hope you can make this event, and if not, we look forward to seeing you at some of the upcoming Skidompha events we have planned for this summer.