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(M) Aug. 26 | 7 p.m. | Scott High School
Karin Slaughter is one of the world’s most popular and acclaimed storytellers. Published in 120 countries with more than 35 million copies sold across the globe, her 19 novels include the Grant County and Will Trent books, as well as the Edgar-nominated Cop Town and the instant New York Times best-selling novels Pretty Girls, The Good Daughter and Pieces of Her. Slaughter founded the Save the Libraries project—a nonprofit organization established to support libraries and library programming. Her standalone novels are currently in development for film and television. Her latest book, The Last Widow (released Aug. 20), is an electrifying thriller in the beloved Will Trent mystery series - this time pitting Will and Sara against a mysterious group planning to unleash a deadly epidemic.Tickets: $25 (includes book)
(Tu) Oct. 1 | 7 p.m. | Main Library, McMaster Center
Meg Cabot is a #1 New York Times best-selling author of books for both adults and tweens/teens. Cabot is best known for writing the Princess Diaries series, which was made into two hit movies by Disney. Cabot has sold 25 million copies of her (nearly) 80 published books throughout 38 countries. Her first ever adult book in the Princess Diaries series, Royal Wedding, was published in 2015, along with a new Princess Diaries series for younger readers, From the Notebook of a Middle School Princess, which Meg also illustrated. This year, she will author a Black Canary graphic novel for DC Zoom for middle-grade readers with illustrator Cara McGee. Cabot's latest novel, No Judgements, is a stand-alone novel for adult readers about a hurricane that hits Little Bridge Island, Florida, and the animal-rescuing action and romance that follows.Tickets: $25 (includes book)
(Su) Nov. 10 | 2 p.m. | Main Library, McMaster Center
Sherrod Brown is the senior United States Senator from Ohio. He was the U.S. Representative for Ohio’s 13th congressional district from 1993 to 2003 and the 47th Ohio Secretary of State from 1983 to 1991. A member of the Democratic Party, Senator Brown began his political career in 1975 upon election to the Ohio House of Representatives. Since his election to the Senate in 2006, Brown has sat on the Senate floor at a mahogany desk with a proud history. In Desk 88 (released November 5, 2019), he tells the story of eight of the Senators who were there before him. Together, these eight political portraits tell a story about the triumphs and failures of the past century. Recalling his own career, Brown dramatizes the hard work and high ideals required to renew the social contract and create a new era in which Americans of all backgrounds can know the “Dignity of Work.”Tickets: $25 (includes book)
Explore more than 20 years of bringing noted authors to the local area. Authors! has featured some of the world's most prolific writers, journalists and activists including Gloria Steinem, David McCullough, Anna Quindlen, Isabel Allende, Neil Gaiman, Sebastian Junger, Nicholas Sparks, Bob Woodward, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Ray Bradbury, John Updike, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., P.J. O'Rourke, Sherman Alexie, Zadie Smith, Henry Winkler, Sue Grafton, Cokie Roberts, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sandra Cisneros, Jacques Pepin and many more!