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  • Mystery Writer Lori Rader-Day to Appear as Jefferson Co Public Library’s First Founders’ Day Speaker

    Mystery Writer Lori Rader-Day to Appear as
    Jefferson County Public Library’s First Founders’ Day Speaker

    Madison, IN, February 28, 2020 – Mystery Writer Lori Rader-Day: Author Talk and Reception


    Thursday, April 16, the Madison Public Library will host award-winning author Lori Rader-Day for a behind-the-scenes look at a mystery writer’s process and experience. Beginning at 6:00 p.m., the evening at the Library will include a reception with appetizers, and will end with a Q & A session following her talk.


    Books by Rader-Day are currently on sale at Village Lights Bookstore, 110 E Main St, Madison at a discount. Following the presentation at the Library, guests are invited to Village Lights Bookstore for more time with the author and to purchase books for signing until 9:00 p.m.


    The Hanover Book Group will be reading Rader-Day’s recently released The Lucky One for its April 27 meeting at the Hanover Public Library at 5:30 p.m.


    Rader-Day uses Indiana, Michigan, Illinois and Wisconsin as the settings for her fiction. She is the Edgar Award-nominated and Anthony and Mary Higgins Clark award-winning author of The Lucky OneUnder a Dark SkyThe Day I DiedLittle Pretty Things, and The Black Hour. Her short fiction has been previously published in Ellery Queen Mystery MagazineTimeOut ChicagoCrab Orchard ReviewFreight Stories, and in the anthologies Dia de los MuertosUnloaded 2, and Murder-a-Go-Go’s. Bestselling author Jodi Picoult chose her story as the grand prize winner of Good Housekeeping’s first fiction contest in 2010.


    Originally from central Indiana, she studied journalism at Ball State University in Muncie (IN), and studied creative writing at Roosevelt University (IL). A resident of Chicago for twenty years, she is active in the area’s crime writing community and the current national president of Sisters in Crime, and a member of Mystery Writers of America and International Thriller Writers. Rader-Day is the co-chair of Murder and Mayhem in Chicago, a one-day mystery readers’ conference.


    The program is sponsored in part by the Indiana Humanities’ Novel Conversations Speakers Program.


    Jefferson County Public Library was founded in 1818 and serves the community with opportunities to obtain and use information in a variety of formats, to pursue lifelong learning, to explore recreational interests, and to better understand personal and regional heritage. In addition to books and movies, the Library offers community meeting spaces, cultural and educational programs, entertainment, one-on-one computer assistance, outreach services to homebound and children, genealogy and local history research assistance, early literacy programs and reading and viewing suggestions. Libraries are located in Madison and Hanover, Indiana.


    Ann Inman
    Programming Coordinator


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