Author Amanda Flower is coming to Porter Library on March 30

Cozy mysteries are fun reads that engage the mind and provide entertainment. The cozy mystery heroine is usually a very intuitive, intelligent woman with an interesting occupation, who just happens to also be an amateur sleuth. The story unravels in a small town where everyone knows everyone else's business. Although the local police force doesn't take her seriously, the cozy mystery heroine delves deep into clues amid a clever plot and well-developed characters.

Sound irresistible? We think so too. That's why we are delighted to welcome national bestselling and Agatha Award-winning cozy mystery author, Amanda Flower to Porter Library on March 30 at 7:00 p.m. Ms. Flower started her writing career in elementary school when she read a story she wrote to her sixth-grade class. Her description of being stuck on the top of a Ferris wheel made everyone laugh, and a writer was born. Her debut mystery, "Maid of Murder," was an Agatha Award Nominee for Best First Novel.

Ms. Flower writes the India Hayes Mystery Series which features a college librarian and part time sleuth. She writes the Appleseed Creek Mystery Series which takes place in Ohio Amish country. Her Amish Candy Shop Mystery Series stars a chocolatier. Ms. Flower is known for her Magical Bookshop Mystery Series and the Living History Museum Mystery Series, also set in Ohio. Under her pen name, Isabella Alan, she writes the Amish Quilt Shop Mystery Series. In addition to adult cozies, Ms. Flower writes the Andi Boggs Mystery Series for children.

One more reason for Porter Library staff to love Ms. Flower is her occupation. When she isn't plotting murder, she can be found in a library where she is of all things, a librarian!

Please join us on March 30 when Ms. Flower will share her writing secrets with all of us.

Debbie Loiacono

Adult Services Manager at the Westlake Porter Public Library.

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