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MEREDITH — The Meredith Public Library, 91 Main Street welcomes bestselling author Julia Spencer-Fleming on Thursday, August 8 from 10:30 a.m.-noon.

Free and open to the public. No registration necessary. Light refreshments served.

Julia Spencer-Fleming is the winner of the Agatha, Anthony, Macavity, Dilys, Barry, Nero Wolfe, and Gumshoe Awards, and an Edgar and Romantic Times RC Award finalist. She was born at Plattsburgh Air Force Base, spending most of her childhood on the move as an army brat. She studied acting and history at Ithaca College, and received her J.D. from the University of Maine School of Law. She lives outside of Portland, Maine.

"When I started writing In the Bleak Midwinter, I was hard-pressed to imagine it ever getting published, let alone kicking off a series that now stands at seven books and counting," said Spencer-Fleming. "Every author gets asked, 'Does it get easier?' Oh, how I wish it did. But even on days when every word produced feels like it's been dug out of a lead mine, I find I'm still fascinated by Clare Fergusson, Russ Van Alstyne, and all the other inhabitants of their small Adirondack town. I used to say I'd finish the series by the fifth book; then by the sixth. I've given up predicting the future. Until the time ever comes when I have no more stories to tell about St. Alban's Episcopal Church and the Millers Kill Police Department, I'll keep writing. I hope you'll keep reading."