|Title:||Meet the Author: Michael Kurland|
|Category:||Adults and Teens|
Saturday, September 21, 2013
|Time:||2 p.m. - 3 p.m.|
|MEET THE AUTHOR: Michael Kurland|
Local resident and well-known mystery author Michael Kurland will be the featured speaker at a Meet the Author program at the Petaluma Regional Library on Saturday, September 21, at 2:00 p.m.
Mr. Kurland has spent his adult life as a full-time professional writer, except for a few brief interludes when he taught high school English, was road manager of an unsuccessful rock and roll band, worked for a private detective agency, was managing editor of Crawdaddy, a short-lived lived national music magazine, and was briefly a book publisher.
After a few years writing mainly science fantasy, which he refers to as his Blue Period, Mr. Kurland began writing highly successful mysteries. He was nominated for an Edgar award for A Plague of Spies, the third in his War, Inc. trilogy and then again for The Infernal Device, the first in his Professor Moriarty series. The Infernal Device was also a finalist for the American Book Award. He has published over thirty novels and several dozen short stories. The Empress of India, his most recent novel, is the fourth in the Moriarty series. The fifth, Who Thinks Evil, will be published in February 2014.
Mr. Kurland has also written non-fiction, notably How to Solve a Murder, a book on forensics, How to Try a Murder, a book on how murder trials work and Irrefutable Evidence, a book on the history of scientific crime solving. His most recent non-fiction work, Itís a Mystery to Me, is designed to aid, instruct and encourage the fledgling mystery writer.
His works have been translated into Chinese, Czech, Danish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, and some alphabet full of little pothooks and curlicues.
Mr. Kurland presently lives in a Secular Humanist Hermitage in a secluded bay north of San Francisco. He may be communicated with through his website, michaelkurland.com.
A book-signing will follow the authorís remarks and copies of his books will be available for sale.
Mystery fans will not want to miss this program, which will be presented in the Helen Putnam Community Room of the Petaluma Regional Library. Sponsored by the Friends of the Petaluma Library, the program will be open to the public free of charge.