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Emilie RichardsWriters Live Series Featuring: Emilie Richards

Thurs., Nov. 2, 12:00 pm, Weymouth Country Club, 3946 Weymouth Road, Medina

Emilie Richards is the author of over 70 novels including romance, women’s fiction and cozy mystery. Her series include Ministry is Murder mysteries, the Shenandoah Album novels, The Happiness Key series, and the Goddesses Anonymous novels.

Her background as a counselor enables her to write richly textured family stories that explore the human condition. 

Book signing will follow and books will be available for purchase.

Tickets: $25 (includes lunch)
Purchase Sept. 28 - Oct. 25 at any MCDL location or online.

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Past Authors

Tom BatiukTom Batiuk celebrated the 10th anniversary of Lisa’s Story, the award-winning storyline in Medina resident Tom Batiuk’s Funky Winkerbean comic strip. Lisa’s universe was expanded in September 2017 with two new titles: Prelude and The Last Leaf.

Batiuk was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for his portrayal of Lisa’s Story and received the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Cure Hall of Fame Award.

Browse our catalog for titles by Tom Batiuk.




Jay AsherJay Asher’s debut YA novel, Thirteen Reasons Why, has appeared regularly on the New York Times bestsellers list for the past 10 years. It has sold over 2.5 million copies in the US alone. His second YA novel, The Future of Us, was coauthored with Printz-honor winner Carolyn Mackler. His novels have been translated into over 30 languages. His third novel, What Light, was released in October 2016.

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Brad RiccaBrad Ricca is the author of Mrs. Sherlock Holmes and Super Boys, which won the Ohioana Book Award for Nonfiction and was named a Top 10 Book on the Arts by Booklist. His book of poetry, American Mastodon, won the St. Lawrence Book Award. He is a 2014 winner of a Cleveland Arts Prize for Emerging Artist in Literature and is a SAGES Fellow at Case Western Reserve University.

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Jim GillJim Gill
is an award-winning musician and author. His distinctive music play creates the spirit of a family room in the concert hall and is an invitation to children, parents and grandparents to sing and play together!

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Mary Doria Russell is the award-winning author of six bestselling novels, including the science fiction classics The Sparrow and Children of God; the Pulitzer-nominated World War II thriller, A Thread of Grace; and a political romance set in 1921 Cairo called Dreamers of the Day.  With her latest novels, Doc and Epitaph, Russell has redefined two towering figures of the American West: the lawman Wyatt Earp and the dental surgeon Doc Holliday.  The daughter of a sheriff, Mary grew up with cops and guns but also holds a Ph.D. in biological anthropology from the University of Michigan and taught anatomy at the Case Western Reserve University School of Dentistry.

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Emily St. John Mandel is the author of the critically acclaimed novel Station Eleven, a finalist for the 2014 National Book Award and MCDL's One Book, One Community 2016 selection. Mandel is the author of three previous novels – Last Night in Montreal, The Singer’s Gun and The Lola Quartet – all of which were Indie Next picks. Mandel was born in British Columbia, Canada. She is a staff writer for The Millions, and her work has appeared in numerous anthologies, including The Best American Mystery Stories 2013 and Venice Noir. She lives in New York City with her family.
Photo credit: Dese'Rae L. Stage

Browse our catalog for titles by Emily St. John Mandel.



Thrity Umrigar, author of The Story Hour, The World We Found, The Weight of Heaven, and other novels, is the Armington Professor of English at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. She was born in Bombay, India, and came to the U.S. when she was 21.  After earning a business degree, which she survived by writing and acting in plays, she earned her M.A. in English and later received a fellowship at Harvard University, where she wrote her first novel, Bombay Time. Thrity speaks at literary events all over the U.S. 





Lauren Oliver is the bestselling author of the Delirium Trilogy, as well as Before I Fall, Panic, and Vanishing Girls for teens, Liesl & Po and The Spindlers for middle-grade readers, and Rooms for adults. Raised in Westchester, NY, in a family of writers, Oliver has always enjoyed living creatively, often writing sequels for her favorite books as a young adult. She studied literature and philosophy at the University of Chicago and Creative Writing at New York University. She enjoys reading, cooking, traveling, running, dancing, making up weird songs and working in her pajamas.









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