Join us for a reading, author talk and book discussion with award-winning authors Robin Yocum, Shelley Costa and Casey Daniels. This event, which will focus on how each of these authors draws from actual places and personal experience in crafting their work, is part of Lit Cleveland’s Read Ohio series in partnership with Ohio Center for the Book at Cleveland Public Library. Participants are welcome to read the authors' work in advance or come to experience their writing for the first time and engage in conversation.
Robin Yocum is the author of the 2017 Edgar® Award-nominated A Brilliant Death. His latest and fourth novel, A Welcome Murder, was released in April, and he is also the author of the critically acclaimed novels Favorite Sons and The Essay. The president of Yocum Communications, a public relations and marketing firm in Westerville, Ohio, Yocum is well known for his work as a crime and investigative reporter with the Columbus Dispatch from 1980-1991. He was the recipient of more than thirty local, state, and national journalism awards in categories ranging from investigative reporting to feature writing.
A 2004 Edgar nominee for Best Short Story, Shelley Costa is the author of You Cannoli Die Once (Agatha nominee for Best First Novel) and Basil Instinct. Practical Sins for Cold Climates is the first book in her exciting new mystery series. Shelley’s stories have appeared in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, Blood on Their Hands,The World’s Finest Mystery and Crime Stories, and Crimewave (UK). She teaches fiction writing at the Cleveland Institute of Art. Learn more about Shelley's work at shelleycosta.com.
Casey Daniels has published nearly 60 novels including the wildly popular Pepper Martin mysteries. Pepper works at a historic cemetery in Cleveland and solves mysteries for the ghosts there. The newest book of the series is Graveyard Shift, out last month from Severn House. As Kylie Logan, she also writes the League of Literary Ladies mysteries and the Ethnic Eats mysteries. Learn more about Casey's work at caseydaniels.com.