This year the Meredith Public Library is pleased to present our Summer of Local Authors, part of our adult summer reading program. Each month (June, July and August) the library will welcome in a different mystery author. Each visit will begin at 10:30 AM and is scheduled until 12:00 PM. Some of each of their books are available in print and digitally on the library’s two Kindles.
On Thursday June 2nd, we greet Dr. Jack Polidoro, who writes under the pseudonym J.P. Polidoro. He has written eight books, seven of which are novels. He also has a number of other accomplishments, including being a singer and songwriter. He has been a performer for fifty years and has seven albums of original acoustic music. His stage name is Dr. Jack. He has also earned a PhD in the Veterinary and Animal Science from the University of Massachusetts, and has worked in the biopharmaceutical industry for thirty-five years.
Several of his books are set in New Hampshire and the Lakes Region including The Dog in the Outhouse, The John Stark Marauders, Tattoo: Incident at the Weirs, and Return to Raby. He currently lives in Belmont and performs throughout the Lakes Region. To learn more about J.P. Polidoro visit www.longtailpublishing.com
On Thursday July 14th the library welcomes Philip Soletsky. Philip Soletsky holds a PhD in physics and is a decorated fourteen-year veteran of the Brookline, New Hampshire Volunteer Fire Department. He has previously published several short stories including the short Sweet Stash in “Live Free or Die, Die, Die” a New Hampshire themed mystery anthology from Plaidswede Publishing, as well as four books in a mystery series about a volunteer firefighter, Jack Fallon, who becomes embroiled in mysteries. The first of the series is Embers. His most recent book is a crime thriller set in Los Angeles.
On Thursday August 4th Killarney Traynor will be visiting the library. Her debut novel, Summer Shadows, came out in November of 2014. It received Bestseller ranking on Amazon’s Cozy Mystery category within a month. Her second novel, Necessary Evil was published in September of 2015. As well as being an author, she is an actor/stuntwoman, singer, martial artist, and historian.
We are grateful to all of our great local authors, and the Friends of the Meredith Library for supporting these events. Look for more details about each author as their visit approaches. We hope you will be able to join us.
Our art wall for May is decorated by two wonderful mixed media artists: Carole Groenke and Cilla Sheehan.
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