2011 Connecticut Author's Trail kicks off in Franklin

By Melanie Savage - Staff Writer
Franklin - posted Tue., Jul. 12, 2011
Author Marie Bostwick kicked off the 2011 Connecticut Authors Trail with a July 12 appearance in Franklin. Photos contributed. - Contributed Photo

Marie Bostwick, a Connecticut author who describes herself as “a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of uplifting historical and contemporary fiction,” kicked off the 2011 Connecticut Author’s Trail with an appearance at the Janet Carlson Calvert Library in Franklin on July 12.  Her newest release, “Threading the Needle,” continues to follow the members of the Cobbled Court Quilt Circle, a group started by a “displaced Texas homemaker who moves to Connecticut and pursues her dream of opening a quilt shop,” according to the author’s website. “Threading the Needle” is the fourth in the Cobbled Court series.

In conjunction with the author’s appearance, the library hosted a quilt show, featuring the work of local quilters.

The Connecticut Author’s Trail continues throughout the summer, culminating in a meet-and-greet on Sept. 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Mohegan Sun Cabaret. Authors will appear at libraries in several local towns. Included in the 2011 schedule are the Andover Public Library, which will host Professor Mortimus Clay on Aug. 18 at 7 p.m.(described as “the most prolific author writing posthumously in the world today”), and David Howard on Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. Howard is a journalist who recently published his first book, “Lost Rights.”

Columbia’s Saxton B. Little will host three events. Nikoo and Jim McGoldrick will appear on July 19 at 6:45 p.m. “Jim and Nikoo have written 27 novels and a work of nonfiction,” according to their bio, “and they are presently focusing their imaginations on producing suspense thrillers with a decidedly technological slant.” Literary agent Jan Kardys will appear in Columbia on July 26 at 6:45 p.m. Sarah Jo Burke appears in Columbia on Aug. 16 at 6:45 p.m.

In addition to Marie Bostick, Franklin will host Rosemary Harris on Aug. 25 at 6:30 p.m. “Pushing Up Daisies,” the first title in the Dirty Business mystery series from Harris, was followed by “The Big Dirt Nap” and in 2010, “Dead Head.”

Lebanon will host Matthew Dicks on July 25 at 6:30 p.m. Dicks’ published writings include the novels, “Something Missing” and “Unexpectedly Milo.”

For more information about the 2011 Connecticut Author’s Trail, go to the website sites.google.com/site/connecticutauthorstrail2011.

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