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Thank you to these generous donors who sponsored the Literary Society event: Ed and Chris Muransky, Denise DeBartolo York, The Frank and Pearl Gelbman Charitable Trust – Huntington Bank Trust, Park Vista, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Drs. Carmen and Lynne Julius, Richard & Regina Smythe.
For more information about The Literary Society, contact the Library’s Development Office at 330.740.6086
New York Times bestselling author Carol Higgins Clark has written fourteen previous Regan Reilly mysteries. She is also co-author, with her mother, Mary Higgins Clark, of a bestselling holiday suspense series. Carol’s first mystery, Decked, was published in 1992 and was nominated for both the Anthony and the Agatha Awards.
Also an actress, Carol studied at the Beverly Hills Playhouse after receiving her B.A, from Mount Holyoke College. She appeared in Wendy Wasserstein’s “Uncommon Women and Others” at Carnegie Hall, a play set at Mount Holyoke. Recently she played twins who own a bar together in the TNT production of Deck The Halls, the first book Carol wrote with her mother. It’s also the book in which Regan meets Jack.
Using one word titles ending in “ED” came about by accident. After Decked, Carol wrote a book about a murder at a pantyhose convention. She joked that it should be called Snagged. Snagged it was! The rest is history! Carol has a long list of titles to come.
(From the author’s website: http://carolhigginsclark.com/)
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Publisher’s Weekly called her the “medical suspense queen.” The Philadelphia Inquirer called her books “pulse-pounding fun.” And she came to Main Library on October 13, 2011. Internationally best-selling author Tess Gerritsen, creator of the “Rizzoli & Isles” novels which inspired the popular TV series captivated the crowd with stories of her writing and medical career.
Planning the Literary Society Author Event with Library Development Director Deborah Liptak were: Crissi Jenkins; Regina Smythe; Donna Nord, all of Canfield; Carol Sankovic of Canfield; Susan Berny of Boardman; Carol Vechiarelli of Boardman; Kim Giangiuli of Poland; and Maggie McCloud of Youngstown.
Thank you to these generous donors who sponsored the Literary Society event: Ed & Chris Muransky. The Frank & Pearl Gelbman Charitable Trust – Huntington Bank Trust; V & M STAR: and Denise DeBartolo York.
“Internationally bestselling author Tess Gerritsen took an unusual route to a writing career. A graduate of Stanford University, Tess went on to medical school at the University of California, San Francisco, where she was awarded her M.D.
“Her series of novels featuring homicide detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles inspired the TNT television series “Rizzoli & Isles” starring Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander.
“Now retired from medicine, she writes full time. She lives in Maine.” (From the author’s website: http://www.tessgerritsen.com/bio/)
The Library’s Literary Society was launched in 2005, the Library’s 125th anniversary year. The Literary Society is comprised of generous individuals who care deeply about the Library and would like to bring to our community special programs, including noted authors, to celebrate reading and literacy.
The Literary Society’s first author event, in October 2005, featured Mary Doria Russell, who discussed her Pulitzer Prize nominated historical novel, “A Thread of Grace,” and the journey of creating it. Each year, the Literary Society features noted authors such as: award-winning crime novelist Laura Lippman, Cleveland’s famous mystery author Les Roberts, Scott London -internationally known journalist and photographer, and New York Times Best-Selling Authors Adriana Trigiani, Lisa Scottoline and Tess Gerritsen.
To find out more about how your gift can make a lasting difference in your community, contact Deborah Liptak, Development Director, at: (330)744-8636, ext. 51630, or click here to email: firstname.lastname@example.org