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About the Book with Ann Weisgarber & Jess Montgomery

February 9, 2019, 2:00 - 4:00PM
Main Library, The Eichelberger Forum, 1st Floor

What do these two authors have in common?

For starters, they both write historical fiction, and their main characters are based on real people who have nearly been forgotten. Join Jess and Ann for a conversation about the relevance of historical fiction in 2019, the ups and downs of the writing process, and the unexpected research discoveries that shaped their novels.  Books will be available for purchase and autographing, courtesy of Books & Co.

About our Visiting Authors

Author, Ann Weisgarber

Ann Weisgarber is the author of three novels that have won or been nominated for international and national awards. Her first novel, The Personal History of Rachel DuPree, has been optioned for film by actress Viola Davis. She grew up in Kettering, earned a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from Wright State University, and a Master of Arts in Sociology from the University of Houston. She was inducted into the Texas Institute of Letters in 2014 and lives in Galveston, Texas.

Author, Jess Montgomery/Sharon short

Jess Montgomery (aka Sharon Short) is is the author of the Kinship Historical Mystery series, inspired by Ohio's true first female sheriff in 1925. Under her given name, she wears several other literary hats: she is a newspaper columnist focusing on the literary life, authors and events for the Dayton Daily News; she is Executive Director of the Antioch Writers’ Workshop at University of Dayton; and she is adjunct mentor in the Seton Hill University Low-Residency Writing Popular Fiction M.F.A. program. Watch for The Widows coming in 2019.



Event Registration Opens 1/1/2019 at 8:00 AM

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