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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

At the Santore Branch of the Philadelphia Library tonight

The Liars Club kicks off our inaugural Spring Library Tour Wednesday April 7 with an event at the Santore Library in the South Philly. From 6 – 7:30 p.m., join authors L. A. Banks, Solomon Jones, Jonathan McGoran (a.k.a. D. H. Dublin), Kelly Simmons, Dennis Tafoya, and Merry Jones for brief readings from their recent works followed by a free wheeling discussion about writing, publishing, and the important contribution made by public libraries.

Books will be available for purchase and the authors will be available to sign. Library copies will also be on hand to be checked out. The Liars Club will donate a selection of titles to the Charles Santore library collection.

“As writers, we not only rely on libraries for our reading and entertainment needs, but for research and inspiration. We applaud the work being done by the Philadelphia city libraries, and are happy to support them with our donations,” said New York Times bestselling author L.A. Banks.

The Liars Club includes such published authors as: New York Times bestseller and Bram Stoker-winner Jonathan Maberry, (Patient Zero, The Dragon Factory, St. Martin’s; The Wolfman, Tor); New York Times bestselling author Sara Shepard (The Pretty Little Liars young adult series, Harper Teen, and The Visibles, Free Press); New York Times bestselling paranormal thriller and romance author L.A. Banks (Cursed to Death, St. Martins) fantasy author Gregory Frost (Shadowbridge and Lord Tophet duology, Del Rey/Random House); literary novelist Kelly Simmons (Standing Still, Simon & Schuster); mystery author Merry Jones (The Borrowed and Blue Murders, Minotaur Books), forensic crime novelist Jon McGoran, a.k.a. D. H. Dublin (Freezer Burn, Blood Poison, and Body Trace, Penguin), Essence best-selling author Solomon Jones (CREAM, St. Martin’s ) popular young adult author Marie Lamba (What I Meant…, Random House), acclaimed crime novelist Dennis Tafoya (Dope Thief and The Wolves of Fairmount Park, St. Martin’s); and historical author Keith Strunk (Prallsville Mills and Stockton, Arcadia Publishing Images of America Series).

The Liars Club provides talks, workshops, readings, and other events to support libraries, bookstores, and other creative venues, and work to promote literacy and reading, and the craft of writing and story-telling. “Basically, we believe in the great indoors,” quips author Dennis Tafoya.

Look for upcoming Liars Club events at libraries across the area. For more information about the Charles Santore library, visit www.freelibrary.org, and click on “Find a Location.”

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