Two notable mystery writers, Sarah Smith and Toni L.P.Kelner will appear at the Woburn Public Library on Thursday, February 3, 7pm.  They will be discussing the craft of mystery writing.  Both authors are members of The Sisters in Crime, an international organization dedicated to the professional development and advancement of women crime writers.  “Using What You know (and Would like to Know) to write a Mystery” will be the topic of the evening.

Toni L.P. Kelner is an award-winning author of two mystery series: the eight Laura Flemming novels, which include:  Wed and Buried, Death of a Dam Yankee, Tight as a Tick, and several others; and the Where are They Now? series, which debuted in January 2008, with Without Mercy. She has also edited anthologies and has contributed a number of short stories to collections and magazines.  Kelner’s short fiction has been nominated for the Agatha, the Anthony, and Macavity awards.  Her story “Sleeping with the Plush” won the Agatha for Best Short Story of 2006.

Sarah Smith, a storyteller from the age of five, is the author of numerous books.  She is a graduate of Harvard and is a recipient of a Fulbright scholarship.  She has taught at Tufts, Hofstra and Brown Universities.  She has written Chasing Shakespeare about the Shakespeare author controversy and three historical mysteries, The Vanished Child, The Knowledge of Water, and A Citizen of the Country.   The Vanished Child and The knowledge of Water were best sellers and named New York Times Notable Books of the Year. She has written three hypertext novels, as well as, poems and stories.  The Other Side of Dark is her debut novel for young adults.

These accomplished authors will participate in a panel discussion, answer questions about their publications and the craft of writing.  They will have books available for purchase and signing. Join the “Friends of the Woburn Public Library” for an exciting and entertaining evening.

This program is free to members of the Friends of the Library.  There is a $5 charge for non-members.  Light refreshments will be served.