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Writers on Writing with Wendy Webb

07/20/2016 - 4:30pm

Writers on Writing, an event series fashioned after the beloved Totally Criminal Cocktail Hour, will meet on the third Wednesday of the month at The Dock Cafe. You can expect the same format as TCCH but with writers of other genres discussing their work. A $10 reservation includes delicious appetizers. A cash bar is available. Call us at 651-430-3385 to reserve your spot.

About The Vanishing: Recently widowed and rendered penniless by her Ponzi-scheming husband, Julia Bishop is eager to start anew. So when a stranger appears on her doorstep with a job offer, she finds herself accepting the mysterious yet unique position: caretaker to his mother, Amaris Sinclair, the famous and rather eccentric horror novelist whom Julia has always admired...and who the world believes is dead. When she arrives at the Sinclairs' enormous estate on Lake Superior, Julia begins to suspect that there may be sinister undercurrents to her "too-good-to-be-true" position. As Julia delves into the reasons of why Amaris chose to abandon her successful writing career and withdraw from the public eye, her search leads to unsettling connections to her own family tree, making her wonder why she really was invited to Havenwood in the first place, and what monstrous secrets are still held prisoner within its walls.

About Wendy Webb: Wendy was born and raised in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis. She graduated from the University of Minnesota, where she majored in political science and minored in French and history. After college, she spent some time living in France with two lifelong friends, and when she returned to the States, she was fortunate enough to get an internship with a congressman in Washington, D.C., and later a job with a Minnesota senator. When she moved back to Minnesota, Wendy got her first writing job with City Pages, an arts and entertainment weekly in Minneapolis. Even though she loved her career as a journalist, she never forgot her dream of being a novelist. Finding the time to write a novel—that was the hard part. What with making a living and taking care of a young son, she just couldn't find the luxury of spending time devoted to a dream. But finally, when her son Ben was in school and she was working from home as a freelance journalist, she realized she actually had the time to start writing her first novel. And she never looked back.

Location: 
Dock Cafe
425 Nelson St E
Stillwater, MN 55082
Book List: 
The Vanishing Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781401341947
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Hyperion Books - January 21st, 2014