How can you become a published author? New library series helps solve the mystery

Are you curious about what’s involved in being an author? Ever considered turning the idea in the back of your mind into a published novel?

The New England Author Series at the Southborough Library shed light on what’s involved this fall.

Thanks to funding from the Southborough Cultural Arts Council, the library is offering a series of presentations and panels with authors and publishers.

Patrons can learn about what is involved in writing and publishing a book or series.

While most of the authors involved write mystery series, the insight should be helpful for any genre.

The Mysterious Secrets of Mystery Writing
Wednesday, October 23, at 7:00 p.m.

A panel of mystery series authors will share their insights on the creative process. Southborough resident and mystery writer Steve Ulfelder will moderate. Despite the shared medium, the panelists represent diverse styles:

  • Frankie Y. Bailey, author of the crime historian Lizzie Stuart mystery series
  • Toni L.P. Kelner / Leigh Perry: author of the Laura Fleming mysteries and the “Where Are They Now?” series
  • Barbara Ross, author of the new Maine Clambake Mysteries series

How to Get Published
Wednesday, October 30, at 7:00 p.m.

Moderated by Southborough resident Sandra Pochapin, a panel will help answer the question “If I write a book, how would I get it published?”

  • Bruce Spitzer, self-published author of Extra Innings
  • Katherine Flynn, Boston literary agent

Hank Phillippi Ryan – Author presentation
Thursday, November 7, at 7:00 p.m

The local investigative reporter will come to the library to talk about her most recently published mystery, The Wrong Girl. Ryan is also author of the award winning Charlie O’Malley mystery series.

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Steve Ulfelder
8 years ago

I look forward to moderating the Oct. 23 panel discussion – don’t miss the chance to hear from three outstanding mystery writers!

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