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EVENT: Uniontown Public Library Author Series: Lee McClain

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EVENTS UNIONTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY 2017 AUTHOR SERIES LEE TOBIN MCCLAIN LEE TOBIN MCCLAIN "How Romance Grows" Saturday February 11, 2017 4:00 - 6:00 PM Join us for an evening with Dr. Lee Tobin McClain , professor in Seton Hill University's Writing Popular Fiction MFA program and author of numerous books and stories, including her latest The Soldier and the Single Mom . Lee will discuss how the romance genre has grown since its Regency days, but how love always remains the central theme. Perfect Valentine's topic! Refreshments will be served and a Q&A session with the author and book raffle will follow. FREE TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE MAIN DESK! UNIONTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY 2017 AUTHOR SERIES Throughout 2017, the Uniontown Public Library will showcase the talent of novelists, short story writers, and poets. Each month, a writer will visit the Library to share their experiences as published authors. They will offer a short talk on a su

EVENT: Lee Tobin McClain at Uniontown Public Library (Photos)

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EVENTS Here are some photos from Lee Tobin McClain's talk and signing at the Uniontown Public Library 2017 Author Series :

BOOK: JAX MARLIN: To Catch a Marlin by T.K. Toppin

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BOOKS JAX MARLIN: TO CATCH A MARLIN by T.K. TOPPIN In the tail end of the 24th Century, Special Inspector Michael Pedroni pursues Jax Marlin, a beautiful and elusive vigilante. It’s a wild cat and mouse chase that will take him from Earth to the Bacchus Dome and beyond. Jax Marlin is not your average criminal. She seeks out evil-doers and law-breakers,doling out justice in whatever way she sees fit. But lately, she finds she’s been gift-wrapping criminals specially for her favorite copper. Four of the world’s leading criminals are lining up to form an alliance. Jax is determined to stop them. Hot on her heels, Inspector Pedroni finds himself questioning the difference, if any, between her justice and his. More than that, he wonders why, when he’d had her in his grasp, he was unable to slap on the restraints and bring her in.

WORKSHOP: UPL Writers Workshop with Heidi Ruby Miller and Jason Jack Miller

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WORKSHOPS Jason and I are excited to be involved with this free writers workshop! We'll be using lessons from Many Genres One Craft , beginning with Gary A. Braunbeck's "You Have to Start with SOMETHING, So It Might As Well Be Something Like This." Each lesson will be self-contained in case you can't attend every week. ~~~ Beginning on Wednesday, January 25th , the Uniontown Public Library will offer a Writers Workshop led by authors Heidi Ruby Miller and Jason Jack Miller . The weekly meetings will include a short writing lesson, writing tips and advice, and a discussion about members’ work. This is a great opportunity to meet fellow writers, talk about your ideas, and explore your creativity. The Workshop is a free program and writers of all genres and experience levels are welcome! The Writers Workshop will meet every Wednesday from 4:30 – 6:00 PM in Meeting Room A. If you have any questions, please contact UPL at (724) 437-1165. Heidi Ruby Mi

BOOK: Til Death by Janice Leach and James Frederick Leach

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BOOKS Available for pre-order from Raw Dog Screaming Press Til Death by Janice Leach and James Frederick Leach TRUE LOVE IS NOT FOR THE SQUEAMISH Love is forever, until death do us part, but the heartaches and nuances of marriage are not always pleasant. This collection is a dialogue on the trials and tribulations of sharing a life together. It casts a shadow, and a light, on the mornings spent baking, and the evenings spent crying, on the afternoons spent napping, and the late nights of endless contemplation. These poems detail urges and familiarities that emphasize how love and sex aren’t simply about physical attraction, but about a state of mind, too, a willingness to embrace the every-day happenings, and the cosmic upheavals that life throws at us. A collaborative effort by Jim and Janice Leach, their poetry is full of dark delights that cut as well as kiss, starve as well as satiate. This bouquet of vows speaks to endurance and passion, emphasizing the necessity of under

PHOTOS: Seton Hill Writing Popular Fiction MFA Residency January 2017

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PHOTOS Just a few photos from the January 2017 Seton Hill University Writing Popular Fiction MFA residency. It was a cold one this year, but fun and inspiring, as always. Shiny new faculty name tags Congratulations to this term's graduates! Waiting for graduation with Jason Jack Miller

VIDEO: THREE GREAT THINGS ABOUT FANTASY with Carrie Gessner

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VIDEOS I video interviewed fantasy author Carrie Gessner for my Three Great Things series. Her debut novel is The Dying of the Golden Day . You can see her live at Uniontown Public Library on Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM as part of their 2017 Author Series .

EVENT: Uniontown Public Library 2017 Author Series: Carrie Gessner

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EVENTS UNIONTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY 2017 AUTHOR SERIES          Carrie Gessner “Creating a Fantasy World” Saturday, January 21, 2017 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Join us for an evening with Carrie Gessner, author of The Dying of the Golden Day . Carrie will discuss how a rich setting built on magic, culture, history, and more can enhance speculative fiction. A Q&A session with the author and book raffle will follow. Free tickets available at the Main Desk! ~~~ UNIONTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY 2017 AUTHOR SERIES Throughout 2017, the Uniontown Public Library will showcase the talent of novelists, short story writers, and poets. Each month, a writer will visit the Library to share their experiences as published authors. They will offer a short talk on a subject related to their genre, do a reading from their work, and participate in a question and answer session with the audience. A meet-and-greet and book signing will follow. These events are free and open to the public — you do not have to

VIDEO: SMALL SPACE BIG LIFE: Year in Review 2016

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VIDEOS It was a wonderful travel year for us that started with Occoquan on New Year's Day, then saw us through DC, Louisville, San Francisco, Columbus, Walt Disney World, Pisa, Cinque Terre, Tuscany, Florence, Chianti, Sienna, San Gimignano, Paris, Cincinnati, Lewes Beach, and Broadkill Writers Resort. You can see it all condensed into 2 minutes with this SMALL SPACE BIG LIFE video below and on our Instagram feeds: @heidirubymiller @jasonjackmiller @smallspacebiglife . HAPPY 2017!