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Calling all fiction readers: As part of my outreach as the Library Foundation's 2019 Writer-in-Residence, I'll be joining book club discussions at branch libraries all over town, all year long. Everyone's welcome, even if you've never come to one of your branch's meet-ups before!

Groups will be discussing my 2018 domestic suspense novel, Not That I Could Tell, set in nearby Yellow Springs, Ohio. A be­­­­stselling Book of the Month selection dubbed a "page turner a la Big Little Lies," the book is newly available in a special Reading Group Gold paperback edition. (The library has plenty of copies, and it’s available at Target stores nationwide and at your favorite booksellers.)

As a frequent speaker at private book clubs, I'm so excited to be adding these visits to the publicly accessible Writer-in-Residence repertoire! Read the book, find a branch meeting near you, and come as you are, or bring a friend! Ask me anything, learn more about the real-life inspiration behind the story, and spend an enriching hour with fellow readers. 

If you own any of my books (or would like to gift a personalized copy to a friend who might enjoy them), bring them along and I'm happy to sign, too!

Here's the complete list of branch libraries and dates as of now:

  • Northside: April 2, 6:30 p.m.
  • Deer Park: April 29, 6:30 p.m.
  • North Central: May 9, 2 p.m.
  • Symmes: June 11, 1 p.m.
  • Pleasant Ridge: July 11, 2 p.m.
  • Groesbeck: July 17, 7 p.m.
  • Sharonville: Sept. 3, 2 p.m.
  • Greenhills: Sept. 16, 6:30 p.m.
  • Miami Township: Oct. 1, 10 a.m.
  • Mount Healthy: Oct. 28, 7 p.m.
  • Cheviot/Westwood (combined branch meetings at the Westwood location): Nov. 21, 6:30 p.m.

For an up-to-date list or to add it to your calendar, visit the full calendar here.

Read more about Not That I Could Tell here

Hope to see you at your closest branch soon!

Jessica Strawser

2019 Writer-in-Residence: Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County

Editor-at-Large: Writer's Digest 

Novelist: Almost Missed You • Not That I Could Tell • Forget You Know Me • St. Martin's Press

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