AUTHOR OF A MYSTERY SERIES SET IN ENGLANDTO SPEAK TO UPSTATE SC CHAPTER OF SISTERS IN CRIME
Marni Graff, the author of the Nora Tierney mystery series, set in the UK, will be the guest speaker at the Upstate S.C. Chapter of Sisters in Crime meeting on Thursday, October 4.
Graff will discuss the challenges and rewards of setting a mystery outside the United States and how her Nora Tierney mystery series pays tribute to and differs from traditional British mysteries. She’ll also discuss the primer she co-authored on writing and critique groups and her weekly mystery review blog.
The monthly meeting is slated for Thursday, October 4, starting at 6:15 p.m. for dinner and informal conversation with Marni Graff at The Runway Café, 21 Airport Rd, Greenville, S.C. Her talk will begin at 7 p.m. Both the dinner and the meeting are open to the public.
Please note that The Runway Café prefers our group’s dinner orders to be emailed in advance to speed service. To see the special menu for our group and the procedure for placing an advance order, please click on the Advance Order Menu tab at right. Dinner orders need to be placed by the day of the meeting. The early orders allow the restaurant to prepare the food and serve our group promptly at so we can finish eating before our speaker is introduced. If you place an order and do not attend or cancel by , you will be charged for the meal.
Marni Graff’s debut novel, The Blue Virgin, is set in Oxford and introduces Nora, an American writer living in England. Nora becomes involved in a murder investigation to clear her best friend as a suspect, to the chagrin of the lead investigator, Declan Barnes. The Green Remains follows Nora’s move to Cumbria, where she’s awaiting the publication of her first children’s book and the birth of her first child. When Nora stumbles across the corpse at the edge of Lake Windermere, she realizes she recognizes the dead man. Then her friend and illustrator, Simon Ramsey, is implicated in the murder of the heir to Clarendon Hall, and Nora swings into sleuth mode.
Graff is co-author of Writing in a Changing World, a primer on writing groups and critique techniques. She writes a weekly mystery book review at www.auntiemwriters.wordpress.com .
A member of Sisters in Crime, Graff runs the NC Writers Read program in Belhaven and founded the group Coastal Carolina Mystery Writers. She has also published poetry, last seen in Amelia Earhart: A Tribute; her creative nonfiction has most recently appeared in Southern Women’s Review. All of Graff’s books can be bought at Amazon.com or at http://www.bridlepathpress.com.