Monday, May 16, 2011

June 12 & June 26: Books and Coffee at River's Edge

AURORA – Area mystery writers will appear at two free events in June at River’s Edge Café in downtown Aurora. The events are the first in the River’s Edge Author Series, presented in partnership with the Aurora Public Library.

Authors Patricia Rockwell, Diane Morlan and Karen Gallahue will meet for “A Cozy Afternoon for Mystery” from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, June 12, at River’s Edge Café, 18 W. Downer Place. The three authors write “cozies,” mysteries characterized by pleasant, often exotic settings and a finite number of suspects.

Besides discussing their books, the authors will speak about the art and business of writing and entertain questions.
Patricia Rockwell of Aurora is the author of “Sounds of Murder” and “FM for Murder,” published under her own company, Cozy Cat Press of Aurora.

Her heroine, Pamela Barnes, like Rockwell, is a university professor specializing in speech and sound. Barnes’ unique training allows her to use aural clues to solve mysteries, including the on-air murder of a radio disc jockey.

Diane Morlan of Sycamore is the author of “Too Dead to Dance.” Her heroine, Jennifer Penny, stumbles upon a dead body while on the way to work at her coffee booth during Hermann, Minnesota’s annual Polka Daze Festival. Morlan was born in Aurora, moved to Minneapolis at age 15 and now resides in Sycamore. She regards both Illinois and Minnesota as her home states. She also publishes with Cozy Cat Press.

Karen Gallahue of Naperville is the author of “Murder with a French Twist.” Her heroes, Dan Elliot and wife Caroline, travel to the Cote d’Azur to attend a friend’s wedding in Nice, only to encounter kidnapping and murder.

The second event, “A Thrilling Afternoon for Mystery” will feature thriller-writers Henry Perez, Shane Gericke, and Michael A. Black. That event will take place from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, June 26.

For more information contact Amy Roth at 630-264-4125.

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