Jacksonville Library Hosts Local Author Series

Jackson County Library Services will host local author talks on the second Thursday of each month from 5:30–6:30 p.m. at the Jacksonville Library, 340 West “C” Street.

On Thursday, March 12, Ellie Alexander will discuss her best-selling cozy mystery series, Bakeshop Mysteries, set in Ashland, as well as the Sloan Krause Mysteries set in the Bavarian-themed community of Leavenworth, Washington. In addition to murder and intrigue, each book in the Bakeshop Mystery Series contains delicious recipes. Alexander will be reading from the 10th in the series, A Cup of Holiday Fear, as well as from the newly released Beyond a Reasonable Stout.

Susan Clayton-Goldner will share her work on Thursday, April 9. Her poetry has appeared in numerous literary journals and anthologies, and a collection of her poems, A Question of Mortality was released in 2014. Her novel, A Bend in the Willow, is a Readers’ Favorite Best Books of 2017 winner.

On Thursday, May 14, critically acclaimed author Megan Crane will read from her works and answer questions about her writing process. Crane has written more than 100 books and has won fans worldwide with her romance, women’s fiction, chick-lit, and work-for-hire young adult novels as well as with the Harlequin Presents, Harlequin Dare, and contemporary cowboy books she writes as Caitlin Crews.

New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Maisey Yates will discuss her work and writing process on Thursday, June 11. Yates lives in rural Oregon with her three children and her husband, whose chiseled jaw and arresting features continue to make her swoon. In 2009, at the age of twenty-three, Yates sold her first book. Since then, it’s been a whirlwind of sexy alpha males and happily-ever-afters, and she wouldn’t have it any other way. Yates divides her writing time between dark, passionate category romances set just about everywhere on earth and light, sexy contemporary romances set practically in her backyard. She believes that she clearly has the best job in the world.

For more information about the local author series, please contact the Jacksonville Library at 541-899-1665.

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