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Join Provincetown author Jeannette de Beauvoir at the Woods Hole Public Library on Saturday, February 22 at 3 PM as she talks about the importance (and joy!) of situating fictional narratives, and especially mysteries, in a real place. Ms. deBeauvoir is an award-winning author who writes mystery and historical fiction (or a combination thereof) that’s been translated into 12 languages. A Booksense Book-of-the-Year finalist, she’s a member of the Authors Guild, the Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and the National Writers Union. 

All her novels are firmly rooted in a sense of place, and her delight is to find characters true to the spaces in which they live. She herself lives and writes in a cottage in Provincetown, and loves the collection of people who assemble at this “land’s end”. At her talk at the Library she will stress the importance to authors of using a specific place in their fiction. She finds that the spirit of the place can inspire authors and bring out plot devices and character traits no one imagined could be there. Her own mystery series have been set in either Montréal or Provincetown.

She celebrated the release of the fifth in her delightful Sydney Riley Provincetown mystery series with the release of A Fatal Folly in November, 2019. The next book in the series, The Matinée Murders, will be coming out in June 2020.

She is not only an author, but an avid speaker, teacher and editor. She teaches writing courses both online and onsite. This talk will be a little “taste” of her approach to one aspect of her craft. The event is open to the public, both readers and writers, and is free to all.