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Novel Conversations Speakers Program: Lori Rader-Day at Jefferson County Public Library

Lori Rader-Day headshot

April 20, 2021
6:00PM – 7:30pM ET

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Lori rader-day will Speak at 6:00 PM on tuesday, April 20, at jefferson county public library.

Jefferson County Public Library Welcomes
Mystery Writer Lori Rader-Day as First Founders’ Day Speaker

On Tuesday, April 20, the Madison Public Library will host award-winning author Lori Rader-Day for a behind-the-scenes look at a mystery writer’s process and experience. Beginning at 6:00 p.m., the evening will include an online presentation and will end with a Q & A session by the author.

The Hanover Book Group is reading Rader-Day’s 2020 The Lucky One for its March 22 meeting. Go to to register for the Author Talk and/or The Lucky One discussion.

Signed books by Rader-Day are available for purchase at Village Lights Bookstore, 110 E Main St, Madison at a 10 % discount. Call 812/265-1800 for details about signed bookplate and signed copies of The Day I Died, Under a Dark Sky, and The Lucky One.

Rader-Day uses Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin as the settings for her fiction. She is the Edgar Award-nominated and Anthony and Mary Higgins Clark award-winning author of The Lucky One, Under a Dark Sky, The Day I Died, Little Pretty Things, and The Black Hour. Her short fiction has been previously published in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, TimeOut Chicago, Crab Orchard Review, Freight Stories, and in the anthologies Dia de los Muertos, Unloaded 2, and Murder-a-Go-Go’s. Bestselling author Jodi Picoult chose her story as the grand prize winner of Good Housekeeping’s first fiction contest in 2010.

Originally from central Indiana, she studied journalism at Ball State University in Muncie (IN), and studied creative writing at Roosevelt University (IL). She is an adjunct faculty member for the MA/MFA creative writing program at Northwestern University’s School of Professional Studies. A resident of Chicago for twenty years, she is active in the area’s crime writing community and the current national president of Sisters in Crime, and a member of Mystery Writers of America and International Thriller Writers. Rader-Day is the co-chair of Murder and Mayhem in Chicago, a one-day mystery readers’ conference.

The program is sponsored in part by the Indiana Humanities’ Novel Conversations Speakers Program, with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Jefferson County Public Library was founded in 1818 and serves the community with opportunities to obtain and use information in a variety of formats, to pursue lifelong learning, to explore recreational interests, and to better understand personal and regional heritage. In addition to books and movies, the Library offers community meeting spaces, cultural and educational programs, entertainment, one-on-one computer assistance, outreach services to homebound and children, genealogy and local history research assistance, early literacy programs and reading and viewing suggestions. Libraries are located in Madison and Hanover, Indiana.

Ann Inman
Programming Coordinator