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October 31, 2013

Get ready to write your novel

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Afternoon Adventures. Explore your world on Wednesdays from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Open to children in grades first through fifth. The next adventure will be Nov. 6.

Write Your Mystery. On Monday, Nov. 11, at 6 p.m., local authors Misty Evans and Amy Manemann return to the library to help mystery writers learn how to plant false leads, create believable characters and plot a suspenseful mystery. Misty Evans is the award winning and best-selling author of four series including: the Super Agent romantic suspense series and Witches Anonymous, a light paranormal series. Amy Manemann is the international best-selling author of the Deadly mystery series.

Geek Reads for science fiction and fantasy readers is reading urban fantasy novel “Storm Front” by Jim Butcher. The group will meet for discussion on the second Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 5:30 p.m. The December selection will be chosen at the meeting. Contact the library to sign up and place a hold on a copy so you can check the book out. Snacks will be provided for attendees.

Book Review. When New Orleans haunted walk tour guide Nikki DuMonde wakes up to find one of her employees at the foot of her bed asking for help, she thinks it’s a bad dream and goes back to sleep. But it was no simple nightmare. One of her employees has been murdered, and Nikki is determined to find out who killed her and why in “Ghost Walk” by Heather Graham. Her investigation leads her smack into the tall, dark and handsome Brent Blackhawk, a paranormal investigator who can communicate with the dead. He’s tracking an eerily similar murder of an undercover FBI agent, and he’s certain the two crimes are related. Brent tries to protect Nikki because the killer is stalking her, too. As the two work to unravel the case, they fall in love, but Brent suspects Nikki’s friends. Suddenly she doesn’t know who to trust… not her friends…not Brent…not even the two victims—whose ghosts keep visiting her in the dead of the night.

Holly Youngquist is the Clinton Public Library’s adult programming librarian.

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