Author's book picked for Missouri program
Lawrence writer Mary O'Connell is the featured author this month in the Mid-Missouri Talks Books program, a regional monthly book club that encourages members of the community to read the same book.
O'Connell's book, "Living With Saints," is a collection of 10 short stories about women dealing with morally controversial issues and how they receive assistance from various saints.
O'Connell will participate in readings, signings and appearances at bookstores, libraries and media outlets throughout the month in Missouri.
Mystery writers to sign copies of books
The Deady Divas, made up of mystery authors Susan McBride, Letha Albright, Lisa Kelinholz and Denise Swanson, will appear from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at The Raven Bookstore, 8 E. Seventh.
The authors will talk about "Why Nice Women Write About Murder" and answer questions about and sign copies of their books. Handouts and prizes also will be distributed.
The event is free and open to the public.