Amanda McTigue will speak at the Roswell Library on Dec. 3.
Monday, November 12, 2012
The Roswell Library will soon host a special literary event featuring author Amanda McTigue on Monday, Dec. 3. McTigue’s breakout novel Going to Solace was released by Harper Davis this year. From 4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m., Amanda invites local writers to join her in a discussion about craft: “Welcoming Readers: Playing with Narrative Conventions for Readers Today.” In a world in which reaching out to readers is often discussed as a function of marketing, Amanda shows how the writing itself can build new bridges to (or barriers for) intended readers with nuts-and-bolts principles and techniques. From 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Amanda will extend the event into a celebration of her novel Going to Solace, a story of comfort for comfortless times …
Co-authors Joyce Oscar and Don Reichardt chat about their new book, "Justice on Hold."
If it hadn't been for Joyce Oscar and Don Reichardt's dogs, they might never have written their first book, "Justice on Hold." When their paths crossed the first time, Oscar was a video journalist with WSB-TV and was interviewing Reichardt for a story. After the interview, they discovered they had a mutual interest in writing a book. “We parted ways and it wasn’t until a few years later when we met in a Roswell park while walking our dogs that we even spoke again,” Oscar says. “He came up to me and said, ‘Remember me? You interviewed me.’ I told him I interviewed a lot of people, and it wasn’t until he said something about the book that it clicked. ‘We should write that book,’ he said. So we did.” Thanks to a dog walk in the park, "Justice…