THIS WEEK IN MAY

  1. Monday Jul 15 ALLISON DICKSON INTRODUCES HER FIRST NOVEL MONDAY, JULY 15; 7 PM Local author ALLISON DICKSON will present her debut novel, THE OTHER MRS. MILLER. This suspenseful story introduces us to a bored, lonely suburban housewife who finds her life entangled with the family who moves in...
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ALLISON DICKSON INTRODUCES HER FIRST NOVEL

MONDAY, JULY 15; 7 PM

Local author ALLISON DICKSON will present her debut novel, THE OTHER MRS. MILLER. This suspenseful story introduces us to a bored, lonely suburban housewife who finds her life entangled with the family who moves in across the street and at the same time she becomes convinced someone is watching her. Her dark thoughts and fertile imagination often lead her to believe the worse about everything she spies going on in her exclusive suburban neighborhood. This original thriller is a testament to the idea that the greatest mysteries and dangers often lie close to home.

Allison Dickson
is the author of several independently written horror and dystopian novels, along with nearly two dozen short stories published both independently and as part of anthologies. She lives in Dayton, Ohio with her family.


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