The Nuts and Bolts of the Publishing Industry with Author Jenny Milchman

Jenny.Milchman.WebOn Saturday, March 15, local author Jenny Milchman will present a “nuts and bolts” look at the publishing industry, breaking in, and sticking to a dream for over 11 years.

Jenny is a suspense writer who until recently lived on the road with her family on what Shelf Awareness called “the world’s longest book tour”. She has come to settle in upstate New York. For now anyway.

Jenny’s debut novel, COVER OF SNOW, was published by Ballantine/Random House in January 2013, chosen as an Indie Next and Target Pick, and recently nominated for a Mary Higgins Clark award. It earned starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Booklist, as well as praise from the New York Times, San Francisco Journal of Books, the AP, and many other publications. Jenny’s second novel, RUIN FALLS, will be published by Ballantine in April 2014 and is available for pre-order now. Her short story The Closet was published in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine in November 2012. Another short story, The Very Old Man, will be published by EQMM this year, and the short work Black Sun on Tupper Lake appeared in the anthology ADIRONDACK MYSTERIES II.

The Maven’s meeting will be held at the Bethlehem Public Library in Delmar (451 Delaware Avenue). The meeting starts at 10:30 am, and the program will begin at 11:00 am. The program is free and open to the public.

Chapter Meeting Tomorrow!

Mavens of MayhemThe Mavens of Mayhem (Upper Hudson Chapter of Sisters in Crime) will meet on Saturday, February 15th at 10:30 am at the Bethlehem Public Library (451 Delaware Ave., Delmar). The speaker this month is Stephen Koonz, MA, MSW, who will speak on Labeling Persons with Mental Illness as Violent: The Portrayal of Persons with Mental Illness in Literature.

With master’s degrees in both criminal justice and social work, Steve teaches at local colleges on topics such as forensic mental health and the mentally ill offender.

Recently retired after 33 years with the NYS Office of Mental Health, he spent 25 years in direct clinical practice with a forensic mental health population, including sex offenders.

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We hope you will join us to hear Stephen Koonz separate fiction from fact when it comes to the mentally ill and crime.