Authors explore the dark side

Fiction writers speak at Guildford Library Oct. 7 as part of Surrey Libraries' Authors Among Us series.

Surrey Libraries continues its Authors Among Us series, this time with a focus on the Dark Side: The Craft of Writing about Death, Demons, and Despair.

Meet authors who delve into the dark side to create their fictionalized worlds. The panel of authors include Marty Allen, Maro Azzano and Bryan Clegg.

Allen lives in Steveston, while his mysteries are set in the Vancouver Island region. Cordelia is his first novel in the crime series about Corporal Vaanes.

Azzano was born on a farm in the Veneto region of Italy and moved to Australia at age three. He didn’t learn English until he started school and he didn’t move to Canada until he was 12. Having that as a starting point in life, he says, always made him look at language a little differently. He has worked as a skydiver pilot, college instructor, copier repairman, and pizza driver. He currently works in the technology sector, troubleshooting networks. Having traveled extensively, he now lives in B.C. He spends his time writing, gardening and running marathons. He is the author of the Ian McBriar murder mystery series.

Clegg’s love affair with writing began at age seven with a famous (among his family) story about “a dog taking a wack in the forest.” As he assumed their laughter meant the story was good, he decided to never stop writing. He is the author of What Dark Passages.

The author talk takes place at Guildford Library on Oct. 7, 6:30-8:30 p.m. For more information or to reserve a spot, call 604-598-7366.

 

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