Craft on Draft with GrubStreet: Suspense!
GrubStreet is proud to cosponsor the latest edition of Craft of Draft. The theme: Suspense!
“What happens next?” From genre to literary fiction, that’s the question that keeps readers turning pages. Come hear KELLY FORD (Cottonmouths), STEPHANIE GAYLE (Idyll Fears), and CRYSTAL KING (Feast of Sorrow) discuss how they use suspense to hook their readers.
Want in on the action? Submit a page of your own suspenseful fiction. One lucky winner will have their entry read and discussed by the authors, receive a GrubStreet pint glass + drink, and have their piece and an interview published on the Dead Darlings blog. Email submissions (max 250 words) to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sept 26.
This is a free event, however, reservations must be made here.
Author STEPHANIE GAYLE reads Idyll Fears, the 2nd in her LGTBQ crime series
Attention crime-novel enthusiasts! A new series is underway, and you can meet the author, STEPHANIE GAYLE, at Porter Square Books for a reading of the second novel in her crime series: Idyll Fears.
It’s two weeks before Christmas 1997, and Chief Thomas Lynch faces a crisis when Cody Forrand, a six-year-old with a life-threatening medical condition, goes missing during a blizzard. The confusing case shines a national spotlight on the small, sleepy town of Idyll, Connecticut, where small-time crime is already on the rise and the police seem to be making mistakes left and right. Further complicating matters, Lynch, still new to town, finds himself the target of prank calls and hate speech that he worries is the work of a colleague, someone struggling to accept working with a gay chief of police.
This event is free and open to the public.