Michael and Susan Diamond, of Clarks Summit, opened their beautiful home to host the Jewish Federation’s Meet the Authors event featuring authors Joani Ascher of New Jersey and Keith Gilman of Scranton.
About 25 people sampled Susan’s delectable refreshments including a selection of kosher wine. When both authors arrived the very congenial group settled in the Diamond living room to listen first to Joani and then to Keith as they told us about how they started writing, how they developed their style and genre and how the business end of writing works as well.
Joani is the author of six mystery novels whose protagonist is a Jewish soccer mom who finds mysteries to solve in her own community. Keith also writes mysteries of a grittier nature based on his experiences as a 20-year veteran of the police force.
Questions and comments abounded after the formal presentations and both authors brought books to sign and sell. All were impressed with our authors professionally and truly enjoyed spending the afternoon with them.
We especially were fortunate to have Irving and Florence Gilman, Keith’s parents, join us for the program.
Thank you to Michael and Susan Diamond and to authors Joani Ascher and Keith Gilman.