Julia Spencer-Fleming, acclaimed author of the Clare Fergusson/Russ Van Alstyne mystery series, will be reading at Books in the ‘Brook on Thursday, March 12 from 6 – 7 p.m.
A former military brat, the New York Times and USA Today bestselling novelist grew up in places as diverse as Montgomery, Rome, Stuttgart and Syracuse. A graduate of Ithaca College, George Washington University and the University of Maine School of Law, she took up writing while still a stay-at-home mother of two. During the time it took to finish her first novel, she got a full-time job at a Portland, Maine, law firm and had a third child.
Julia didn’t want to write yet another lawyer-sleuth, so she used her army past and a keen eye for the goings-on at her Episcopal church to create Clare Fergusson, first female priest in the small Adirondack town of Millers Kill. The resulting series has won or been nominated for every American mystery award available, including the Edgar, the Anthony, and the Agatha.
The ninth book in her series, Hid From Our Eyes, will be out in April 2020.
Spencer-Fleming’s reading at Books in the ‘Brook will take place in the Gathering Room at Walker Memorial Library. The event is free and all are welcome to attend.