Indiana Humanities awarded funds to 29 nonprofits to bring award-winning Indiana authors to their communities to speak to public audiences as part of the Novel Conversations Speakers Program.
Boone County native Lori Rader-Day will speak at the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library at 7 p.m. May 30.
Rader-Day is the Edgar Award-nominated and Anthony and Mary Higgins Clark award-winning author of “Under a Dark Sky,” “The Day I Died,” “Little Pretty Things” and “The Black Hour”.
“I will probably talk about how I became a writer and my publishing career up until this moment,” Rader-Day said. “I’ll talk a little bit about the current book, ‘Under a Dark Sky,’ and then take a lot of questions.”
Rader-Day typically tailors her discussions to her audience.
“If it’s mostly readers,I will talk about books and who I like to read,” she said. “I became a writer because I am an avid reader. If there are a lot of aspiring writers in the crowd, I might take a lot of questions about how I got my agent and how I got published.”
The premise of her books can sometimes be dark, which is intriguing to audiences.
“I think people like to hear the background stories from the author about how the book was researched and where the ideas come from,” Rader-Day said. “People always want to know if I have put people in my books that I don’t like and them kill them off.”
The answer is no. Rader-Day does not take murder and mayhem inspiration from her real life.
Audience members will be able to purchase books and have them signed at the event, which is free. Registration is not required. For more, visit zionsvillelibrary.org.