THIS WEEK IN DECEMBER

  1. Saturday Jan 12 JESS MONTGOMERY DEBUTS FIRST BOOK IN HER NEW SERIES SATURDAY, JANUARY 12; 2 PM JESS MONTGOMERY will discuss THE WIDOWS, the first book in her new series inspired by the real lives of Maude Collins, the first female sheriff in Ohio and Mary Harris 'Mother" Jones .This engaging historical...
  2. Sunday Jan 13 FREE MINI-SEMINAR FOR WRITERS SUNDAY, JANUARY 13; 2-3:30 PM ANTIOCH WRITERS WORKSHOP will present a free mini-seminar on “New Year, New Writing Mindset.” Join JUDE WALSH for a focused session to establish a writing mindset to anchor your writing practice and keep your...
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JESS MONTGOMERY DEBUTS FIRST BOOK IN HER NEW SERIES

SATURDAY, JANUARY 12; 2 PM

JESS MONTGOMERY will discuss THE WIDOWS, the first book in her new series inspired by the real lives of Maude Collins, the first female sheriff in Ohio and Mary Harris 'Mother" Jones .This engaging historical novel quickly draws the reader into the lives of two powerful women, Lily Ross and Marvena Whitcomb, who are both mourning the murder of Lily’s husband, the town’s sheriff. We assume we know the relationship of Lily with her husband, but what is the connection of Marvena with the sheriff? That, along with the mystery of who killed Sheriff Ross and why, is the crux of the story. Much is learned about resistance to unionization of the coal mines in Appalachia Ohio in the early 1900 era, the hardships of the families working in that industry, corruption on many levels, and the influence of prohibition.

JESS MONTGOMERY is the pen name of Sharon Short, Literary Life columnist for the Dayton Daily News.



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