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Meet Authors Linda Castillo and Jess

Thursday, July 13 - 6:00 PM

These popular authors will discuss their newest books, their writing processes, and more. Q&A to follow. Books will be available for purchase. Both will also be at Lake Branch starting at 2:00.

Meet Linda Castillo, author of An Evil Heart.

Linda Castillo is the author of the bestselling Kate Burkholder mystery series, set in the world of the Amish.

The first Kate Burkholder Mystery series, Sworn to Silence, was adapted into a Lifetime original movie titled An Amish Murder starring Neve Campbell as Kate Burkholder. Castillo is the recipient of numerous industry awards including a nomination by the International Thriller Writers for Best Hardcover, a nomination for the Mystery Writers of America’s Sue Grafton Memorial Award and a nomination for an “Audie Award” for best mystery audiobook. Her work has appeared on numerous bestseller lists and earned a spot on the Boston Globe’s shortlist for best crime novel.

In addition to writing, Castillo’s other passion is horses. She lives on a ranch in Texas with her husband, three Appaloosas, and two feisty but loveable Blue Heelers.

Meet Jess Montgomery, author of The Echoes.

Ohio award-winning author, Jess Montgomery, is the author of the Kinship Historical Mysteries.

Montgomery's Kinship Historical Mysteries, are set in 1920s Appalachian Ohio and inspired by Ohio’s true first female sheriff. Under her given name, Montgomery writes the “Level Up Your Writing (Life)” column for?Writer’s Digest?and teaches for Writer’s Digest University. She was formerly a newspaper columnist, focusing on the literary life, authors, and events of her native Dayton, Ohio for the?Dayton Daily News. She is a three-time recipient of the Individual Excellence Award in Literary Arts from Ohio Arts Council, a two-time recipient of the Montgomery County (Ohio) Arts & Cultural District (MCAD) Artist Opportunity Grant, and has been a John E. Nance Writer in Residence at Thurber House (Columbus, Ohio).

Sponsored by the Perry Sippo Friends of the Library.


5710 12th St NW
Canton, OH 44708
Event Type
Senior Citizen


Stark County District Library

Date / Time

Thursday, July 13, 2023
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM


Perry Sippo Branch
(330) 477-8482
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