Meet the Author! Susan Wittig Albert at Central Library
Since Nancy Drew’s first appearance in 1930 in The Secret of the Old Clock, her adventures have thrilled millions of girls. At the Central Library, 600 Soledad, on Saturday, October 8, you’ll have an opportunity to meet Susan Wittig Albert, one of the authors who have penned Nancy Drew mysteries under the nom de plume Carolyn Keene. The program, “Our Nancy Never Cries: Strong Women Solve Mysteries,” will begin at 2:00 p.m. in the Central Library Auditorium. The program title is taken from an experience the author had during her tenure as Carolyn Keene.
Dr. Albert has more in her portfolio than Nancy Drew, however. She is the author of the China Bayles herbal mystery series (one of my favorites!), the Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter mystery series, the new Darling Dahlias mystery series, and, writing as Robin Paige with her husband Bill Albert, a Victorian mystery series. Her non-fiction includes Together, Alone: A Memoir of Marriage and Place, Work of Her Own: a Woman’s Guide to Success off the Career Track, and An Extraordinary Year of Ordinary Days. She is also the editor of an anthology, What Wildness Is This: Women Write about the Southwest. Her first China Bayles novel was nominated for both the Agatha and Anthony Awards.
During her presentation, Dr. Albert will discuss her writing and what led to her decision to leave a fast-track academic career for life as an author. Following the program, there will be a book sale and signing.
The program is free and open to the public. One hour of free parking is available in the Library parking garage with a validated ticket.
Coolest news I’ve heard recently: Library downloadable e-Books are now compatible with Kindle readers! To find out how to get started using your Kindle (or the Kindle app on other mobile devices), go here. (You’ll need a San Antonio Public Library card.)
Listening to: Stone’s Fall by Iain Pears – a powerful British arms manufacturer and financier is killed by a fall from the window of his house, and his widow asks a young journalist to search out secrets from the man’s past.