OCTOBER 30, 2013
Scottsdale Library Friends host an intimate evening with authors J.A. Jance and Susan Cummins Miller
Jance and Miller will speak about their new books and chat with fans at annual fundraiser
The Friends of the Scottsdale Public Library are excited to announce that celebrated authors J.A. Jance and Susan Cummins Miller will be the guests of honor at the annual “Authors & Appetizers” event on November 1st at Scottsdale’s Civic Center Library. The organization’s signature fundraiser, “Authors & Appetizers” gives attendees the chance to hear well-known authors discuss their work, as well as the opportunity to ask questions and have their books signed – all in a cocktail party atmosphere.
J.A. Jance, who grew up in Bisbee, Ariz., is the New York Times best-selling author of the J.P. Beaumont series, the Joanna Brady series, the Ali Reynolds series, four interrelated thrillers about the Walker Family, and her poetry collection After the Fire. Her latest novel Second Watch (the 21st novel in the J.P. Beaumont series) was released in September.
Susan Cummins Miller is a mystery writer who is best known for the Frankie MacFarlane series. Before becoming an author, Miller worked as a field geologist and geology and oceanography professor in Arizona. She currently resides in Tucson, where in addition to writing, she is a research affiliate and SIROW Scholar with the University of Arizona’s Southwest Institute for Research on Women.
“Authors & Appetizers” will take place on November 1, from 6:30 –8:30 p.m. at the Civic Center Library (3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd.) in Scottsdale, Ariz. The event will also feature live music, hors d’oeuvres and several raffle items. Books by both authors will be available for purchase from The Poisoned Pen (http://poisonedpen.com) at the event.
Tickets can be purchased for $50 per person or $90 per couple ($40 per person/$70 per couple for Friends members) by visiting scottsdalelibraryfriends.org/events or calling 480-312-2420.
An all-volunteer non-profit organization, The Friends of the Scottsdale Library is a group dedicated to garnering community support for enhanced and expanded Scottsdale Public Library services, programs and materials. Currently, The Friends are raising money to build The Discovery Zone, an early literacy and technological learning area for young children.