Make History Part of your Story with D.M. Pulley

Novelist D.M. Pulley will discuss the craft of historical fiction on Monday, Nov. 14, at Mentor Public Library.

Novelist D.M. Pulley will discuss the craft of historical fiction on Monday, Nov. 14, at Mentor Public Library.

Do you love historical fiction like The Book Thief, Girl with a Pearl Earring, or the novels of Ken Follett?

Do you hear a historical anecdote and think, “That would make a great novel?”

Then you won’t want to miss when novelist D.M. Pulley visits us at 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 14, at our Main Branch.

Pulley is a novelist who specializes in historical fiction. She has drawn inspiration from the abandoned vaults in the old Cleveland Trust building and a rustic farm in Richfield for her first two books, The Dead Key and The Buried Book.

She’s currently working on a novel inspired by the Cleveland Torso Murderer.

At the library, she’ll discuss how historical places and events inspire her writing, and how they can inspire you too! It will be a fun and fascinating talk for both readers and would-be authors.

Pulley’s talk is free to attend and open to all. However, we do ask that people register beforehand. They can do so online or by calling the library at 440-255-8811 ext. 216.

YA author Tricia Springstubb will offer help and encouragement to writers during National Novel Writing Month at Mentor Public Library.

YA author Tricia Springstubb will offer help and encouragement to writers during National Novel Writing Month at Mentor Public Library.

Our author talk with D.M. Pulley is just one of several programs for nascent authors that we’re hosting during National Novel Writing Month.

Every November, writers challenge themselves to complete a draft of their next novel in the span of a month. We’re offering encouragement and inspiration with a series of author talks and Freewrites.

Northeast Ohio YA writer Tricia Springstubb will help us both launch and wrap up the event month. Springstubb is the author of “Moonpenny Island” and other popular books for young readers, as well as award-winning short fiction for adults.

Our Na-No-Wri-Mo Kickoff Event is at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at our Main Branch. It’s free and open to writers of all ages.

At the kickoff, Springstubb will present strategies (and coping techniques) for writing 50,000 words in 30 days. (That’s an approximate word goal. We’ll still be impressed if you only write 48,000 words.)

Additionally, YA and Children’s author and illustrator Jennifer Kelly will offer her experience and knowledge about editing, formatting, and otherwise preparing a book for publication at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at MPL’s Main Branch.

Then, throughout November, we’ll have Freewrites. You can come to the library and have everything you need to write your masterpiece provided, including a clean well-lighted place, a table to sit at, and a power outlet. There will also be coffee, and quite possibly sugary snacks.

The Freewrites will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Nov. 16 and 22 at our Main Branch.

Bring your imagination and writing tools of choice. We’ll provide the rest.

Write On

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