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January - March 2014     VOLUME 18 ISSUE 1
 
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The Sisterhood: Strong Female Characters

The Lady Lake Public Library is honored to host a workshop for writers from beginning to advanced on Friday, March 14 at 10 a.m.  This event will feature HarperCollins best-selling author Robin Burcell and from the Mystery Writers of America, Florida Chapter award winning authors Elaine Viets and Deborah Sharp.

If you’re interested in breaking the mold with your character, consider traits which society has typically not expected of females. A blend of traits that hold contradictions creates a natural friction that can yield fascinating results in fiction. Your character doesn’t need to be typical to be believable. The peculiar ones are even more interesting, but it’s your job to make your reader relate to them.

Award-winning author Robin Burcell writes two successful series one with SFPD Homicide Investigator Kate Gillespie and her latest FBI Special Agent Sydney Fitzpatrick. Elaine Viets writes two national bestselling mystery series featuring Helen Hawthorne hiding from an ex-husband in a string of “dead-end jobs” and St. Louis mystery shopper Josie Marcus. Deborah Sharp’s Mace Bauer is a wild critter trapper and amateur sleuth who survives with her sisters, and their lovable yet maddening mama.