Meet midwife-turned-author Patricia Harman at the library

Patricia Harman, author of bestseller “The Runaway Midwife” is coming to Mentor Public Library’s Main Branch at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10.

Meet Patricia Harman, author of bestseller “The Runaway Midwife” on Tuesday, April 10, at Mentor Public Library.

Patricia Harman, author of bestseller The Runaway Midwife, is coming to our Main Branch at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10.

Harman has had an unusual life, as far as writers go.

She spent 30 years as a midwife before she ever published a book. Harman began midwifing by delivering babies in log cabins and on communal farms in West Virginia. Later, she became a nurse-midwife in teaching hospitals and in a community hospital birthing center.

Harman finally retired in 2003 and used her to unique experience to write The Blue Cotton Gown: A Midwife’s Memoir.

She will read from her newest novel and discuss her dual careers as midwife and author when she visits. Copies of The Runaway Midwife will be available for sale and signing after her talk.

Harman’s author talk is free and open to all. You can register to attend online or call us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 247.

If you enjoy our author talks, then you’ll love the first ever Northcoast Writers’ Showcase on Saturday, April 28 at Lake Erie College in Painesville.

You’ll be able to interact with several authors and local publishers and attend workshops about the craft of writing.

Christina Baker Kline, author of the bestselling novel Orphan Train, will be the keynote speaker. And workshops will be led by Funky Winkerbean creator Tom Batiuk, detective-novel writer Les Roberts, and Dead Key and Unclaimed Victim author D.M. Pulley.

The event is free and open to all. Visit the Showcase’s site for more info, including participating authors and publishers.

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