Summer of Author Visits Continues!

the summer of author visits

Even if you missed our fabulous time with Helene Wecker and Kat Howard last month, you can still take part in MPPL’s Author Summer by joining us for conversations with Talia Hibbert, Megan Miranda, and Shari Lapena. All author visits will be presented on Zoom, so you can enjoy from the comfort of your favorite reading chair! To sign up and for more information, visit the library’s event calendar. Links to register for each program may be found below as well.

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VIRTUAL Meet the Author: Talia Hibbert will be held on Sat. July 17th from 11am-12pm. Register here!

Settle in for conversation and fun as Talia Hibbert, author of Get a Life, Chloe Brown, Take a Hint, Dani Brown, and Act Your Age, Eve Brown, is interviewed by booktuber, blogger, and avid reader Ashley from The Bookish Realm.


act your age, eve brown book coverUSA Today bestselling author Talia Hibbert is a Black British author who lives in a bedroom full of books. Supposedly, there is a world beyond that room, but she has yet to drum up enough interest to investigate. She writes sexy, diverse romance because she believes that people of marginalized identities need honest and positive representation. Her interests include beauty, junk food, and unnecessary sarcasm.

Attendees will be entered into a giveaway for a signed copy of one of her novels.


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VIRTUAL Author Visit: An Evening with Megan Miranda and Shari Lapena will be held Thurs. August 12 from 7-8 pm. Register here!

Join us for an evening with bestselling domestic thriller authors Megan Miranda and Shari Lapena when they discuss their new books with bestselling author Mary Kubica. Kubica’s most recent title is Local Woman Missing.

Megan Miranda’s new book, Such A Quiet Place, is described as the perfect summer beach read, is set in a seemingly idyllic neighborhood. Scratch the surface though, and there is deceit and viciousness festering inside the households of this community. Such A Quiet Place strikes an unnerving chord and will leave you wondering – do you ever really know your neighbors?

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Shari Lapena’s Not A Happy Family has it all: rich people behaving badly, sibling rivalry, twists, turns, red herrings, and, of course, a few murders interspersed. When Fred and Sheila Merton are savagely killed, their adult kids are devastated. Or are they? Lapena’s new book brings to life the world of the rich and powerful with the dysfunctional Merton family. In this family, everyone is keeping secrets. Even the dead.

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