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Mystery Writing Workshop Comes to Belle Isle and Edmond Libraries

Have you ever wanted to try your hand at writing a mystery but didn’t know how to get started? 

Writing crime fiction is no mystery to Susan Froetschel, author of “Royal Escape,” which one reviewer called a “mystery thriller of royal magnitude.”  Froetschel will speak on “Getting Started on Your Mystery Novel” on Monday, May 24 at the Edmond Library, 10 S. Boulevard, and again on Tuesday, May 25 at the Belle Isle Library, 5501 N. Villa.  Her talk begins at 7:00p.m. at Edmond and 6:30p.m. at Belle Isle.

Froetschel, now based in Washington, D.C., has been a lecturer at Southern Connecticut State University and a copy editor at several well-known magazines, including “Esquire.” 

“Susan’s main theme,” said Ronna Davis, Edmond librarian, “is that a love of writing can be developed into the creation of a publishable work through developing skills in narrative, and an understanding of the publishing process.”  She began writing when her son was an infant as a means of breaking the tension of having a baby in the house, and she’s kept at it ever since.

“Royal Escape” is her third mystery.

“Getting Started on Your Mystery Novel” is free and open to the public.  With questions, call the Edmond Library at 341-9282, or the Belle Isle Library at 843-9601.

 For more information about this or any Metropolitan Library System program, visit the MLS website, ww.metrolibrary.org.

The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County includes 12 libraries and five extension libraries.  Libraries include Belle Isle, Capitol Hill, Ralph Ellison, Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library and Southern Oaks in Oklahoma City, as well as Bethany, Choctaw, Del City, Edmond, Midwest City, Village and Warr Acres.  Extensions are located in the communities of Harrah, Jones, Luther and Nicoma Park and include Wright Library in Oklahoma City.  You can also reach us at www.metrolibrary.org.