Library hosts local author, writing groups

GENOA — A Genoa author writing under the name Kerri Cullen will conduct a program and book signing at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 10 at Genoa Public Library.

In Cullen’s debut young adult novel, “The Mystery of Marek Manor,” readers will meet Katie Hartley, a 13-year-old girl who moves to Wisconsin and discovers a tiny door in a closet of her old farmhouse. She can’t help but find out what’s on the other side.

Her curious quest leads to uncovering truths about the disappearance of the manor’s first owner, as well as long-held secrets some prefer remained in the past.

Cullen will read an excerpt from the book and discuss the rest of her upcoming trilogy.

She will share insights about creating the stories, generating ideas and the perils/benefits of self-publishing. Signed copies of “The Mystery of Marek Manor” will be available for $8 each.

In related news, inspired authors and local writers are invited to join Genoa Library’s Adult Writers Group. The kick-off program is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 8.

The initial meeting will establish ground rules for the group, the frequency of follow-up gatherings and other goals. The library also plans to launch a Young Authors Group beginning next school year.

Contact or call 815-784-2627 for more information about Cullen’s visit as well as the writer’s group.

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