Local authors Schweitzer, Smiths to speak at Polk County library Oct. 20

Published 4:54 pm Friday, October 14, 2011

Launching the Polk County Writes series, mystery writer Mark Schweitzer and co-authors Mara and Ford Smith will talk about their books in a discussion about murder, suspense and more on Thursday, Oct. 20 at 6 p.m. at Polk County Library’s community room in Columbus.

Mark Schweitzer

Mary Helen “Mara” and Shuford “Ford” Smith write together. To date, the couple has published 11 books for houses such as Globe Pequot, McGraw-Hill, Peel Publications and their own Smithwrights.
In 2005, their “ABC: All-American Riddles” was selected for a national children’s choice award. In the past year, the Smiths have produced their first novel, a suspense titled “Endangered,” and three versions of “Winning Wines.”

Ford and Mara Smith

The Smiths live and work in Tryon. Visit www.livesimplywithstyle.com for more information.
Mark Schweitzer is the author of a liturgical mystery series. Titles include “The Alto Wore Tweed,” “The Baritone Wore Chiffon,” “The Tenor Wore Tapshoes,”  “The Countertenor Wore Garlic” and published this month, “Dear Priscilla.” Visit www.sjmpbooks.com for more information.
This event is open to the public and all are invited. Light refreshments will be served.
– article submitted
by Tracey Daniels

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