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Invite an Author

Every month, we highlight an author in an initiative called "BCCLS Invite an Author". Many of these authors are happy to visit BCCLS libraries to chat with your book clubs or present programs either in person or via Skype. You can email them directly for more information or to schedule a library visit.

Previous Authors

September 2012

Lisa Dale

Lisa Dale

Name:

   Lisa Dale

Email:

     lisadalebooks@gmail.com

Web Site:

     www.lisadalebooks.com

Books:


Lisa Verge Higgins

Lisa Verge Higgins

Name:

   Lisa Verge Higgins

Web Site:

     www.lisavergehiggins.com

Books:


Shelley Noble

Shelley Noble

Name:

   Shelley Noble

Web Site:

     www.shelleynoble.com

Books:





Letter of Introduction:

Dear Colleagues:

It's a trifecta for September!

Our BCCLS Invite an Author for September 2012 is really THREE authors all of whom write women's fiction for major houses and all of whom have teamed up to present a program they've developed for your libraries.

I am delighted to present Lisa Dale, Lisa Verge Higgins, and Shelley Freydont Noble as BCCLS Invite an Author for September.

These three successful writers have joined together to create "Woman on Top: Writing and Publishing Women’s Fiction." It's part lecture, part evening (in the library) with the girls. And they are offering this program free for your libraries.

Lisa Dale writes stories for the head and heart. Her RITA-nominated third novel, Slow Dancing on Price's Pier (Berkley, 2011), was a Top Pick at both Barnes & Noble and BookPage Magazine. She has been a finalist in the Booksellers Best and Golden Leaf contests, and a winner of the Laurel Wreath Award. A former assistant editor of an award-winning literary journal and nominee for The Pushcart Prize, Lisa worked briefly at a Manhattan literary agency before earning her MFA in Creative Writing. Her work has appeared in many literary journals and magazines, including The Writer, Fourth Genre, Flyway, Southeast Review, and more. Her fourth novel, A Promise of Safekeeping, was published by Berkley in January 2012. Publisher’s Weekly called it "emotional...surprising…and spectacular." Lisa lives in New Jersey with her husband and pet hedgehog, Cleopatra. Learn more at www.lisadalebooks.com.

Lisa Verge Higgins is the RITA-nominated author of fourteen novels that have been published worldwide and translated into fifteen languages—quite a switch for this former PhD candidate in chemistry. Currently this opera loving, novice archer and mother of three is finding inspiration in women's lives and women's friendships. The Proper Care and Maintenance of Friendship, her first foray into mainstream women’s fiction, won the 2011 Golden Leaf Award for Best Single Title and was anointed a top-twenty book-of-the-year by Barnes & Noble's General Fiction Book Club. Her next book, One Good Friend Deserves Another, hit the shelves in June 2012. Lisa currently lives in New Jersey with her husband and their three teenage daughters, who never fail to make life interesting. Learn more at www.lisavergehiggins.com

Shelley Noble is the pseudonym of Shelley Freydont, author of the Katie McDonald and Lindy Haggerty mystery series, and the upcoming Liv Montgomery, Celebration Bay Festival Mysteries, Foul Play at the Fair (Berkeley Prime Crime, Sept. 2012). She has written several romance novels and her books have been translated into eight languages. Her first women’s fiction novel, Beach Colors, written as Shelley Noble, was published by William Morrow in June 2012. A former professional dancer and choreographer, she most recently worked on the films, Mona Lisa Smile and The Game Plan. Shelley is a member of Sisters-in-Crime, Mystery Writers of America, Romance Writers of America, and Liberty States Fiction Writers. She has two children and lives near the New Jersey shore. In her spare time she loves to discover new beaches and indulge her passion for lighthouses and vintage carousels. Learn more at www.shelleynoble.com

What a group of accomplished women! If you’d like to contact them about hosting their program, please contact Lisa Dale at lisadalebooks@gmail.com

I have copies of some of their books available; please email me for specifics if you’re interested.

I hope you’ll all think about how much fun their program could be! Everyone thinks they have a book in them. Here’s a chance for your public to get some expert advice and have a great time at your libraries while doing so!

Warmest regards,

Arlene