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2013 Author Series welcomes Bebris Feb. 26


The Friends of the Marysville Public Library will kick off the eighth annual Author Series at 7 p.m. Feb. 26 with author Carrie Bebris.

Bebris is the first of four writers scheduled to give a 30-minute presentation at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 233 W. Sixth St., Marysville, from February through May.

She is an award-winning author best known for her Mr. and Mrs. Darcy mystery series, which sets characters from Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice in mystery story lines.

March 19, the guest speaker will be Dr. James Sampsel. He wrote The Life and Times of a County Surgeon, the Good and the Bad.

Sampsel joined the surgical staff at Memorial Hospital of Union County 60 years ago. He was also involved in the research and clinical faculty at the Ohio State University. He retired from surgery in 1998.

Sampsel's writing explores 45 years of general surgery in a county hospital as well as his experiences in training and the military.

Robin Yocum will be the guest author April 9. He is an award-winning crime and investigative reporter with 11 years at The Columbus Dispatch.

His books include The Essay and Favorite Sons, which was named the 2011 USA Book News Book of the Year for Mystery/Suspense, and was a Choose to Read Ohio selection for 2013-14.

Yocum also is the author of two nonfiction books: Dead Before Deadline, and Insured for Murder, which he co-wrote with Dispatch reporter Cathy Candisky.

Amanda Flower appears in the fourth installment of the Author Series May 14.

Flower is an Agatha-nominated mystery writer and an academic librarian at a Cleveland area college. Flower's first mystery, Maid of Murder, was an Agatha Award nominee for Best First Novel.

Each presentation is followed by a short question-and-answer session and book-signing opportunity. Books will be on sale at each event.

Tickets are available at the Marysville Public Library or they can be purchased at the door. All proceeds from the author series benefit the library's endowment fund.

The Friends of the Marysville Public Library is a nonprofit group, established to support the library and its mission in the community.