Connecting Readers with Finger Lakes Authors

The Joy of Getting High

I bet THAT got your attention! Disclaimer: it’s not what you think. Stick with me, here, as I lead you through this examination of the physiology of reading. What is your all-time favorite book? What book have you read over and over, even though you could probably now rewrite it yourself because you know it inside and out? I have one of those books; it’s Homesong by LaVyrle Spencer. I

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Diversity in Writing with Author Trevann Rogers

Tuesday, March 19th. 7 – 8 p.m. via Zoom Register here Usually, when we talk about diversity, we talk about inherent diversity: gender, age, race, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, etc. But we are so much more than that—and so are your characters. Join Trevann Rogers as she explains all of the domains of diversity. If you keep them in mind as you develop your story, you can create characters that

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What is it About Cozies?

Merriam Webster’s definition of the word “cozy”:Enjoying or affording warmth and ease; marked by or providing contentment orcomfort; marked by the intimacy of the family or a close group. When I decided to write Murder in the Museum, the first mystery in my Edmund DeClerykseries, there was no question that it would be a Cozy. I had no idea what the market was forthis type of book even though my own reading

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Summer on the Finger Lakes

As summer approaches I am looking forward to heading over to the Finger Lakes for our first in-person FLARE event. I am also looking forward to seeing some family while I am there, and, of course, that brings up fond memories of my youth. My uncle was the pastor of the tiny church in Hector New York. I spent a few weeks with my cousins in the summer of 1967.

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