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Radar-Day coming to La Porte Library

October 1, 2018

La PORTE – Closing out the La Porte County Public Library’s Read Local series is mystery author Lori Radar-Day.

On Thursday at 6 p.m. Radar-Day will be on site to sell and sign her award-winning books. She will be reading excerpts from her newest novel, Under a Dark Sky and answer questions about the story building process.

Originally from Thornetown, Indiana, Radar-Day now lives in Chicago. She started writing when she was six years old, influenced by Beverly Cleary’s Ramona Quimby books.

As she grew older, her influences expanded to Lois Duncan, Marion Clark, Tana French, Megan Abbott and Agatha Christie.

She studied journalism at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, and studied creative writing at Roosevelt University in Chicago.

Radar-Day has currently written four novels, Under a Dark Sky, The Day I Died, Little Pretty Things and The Black Hour. Her first novel was written in 2014. All four of her novels are of the mystery genre.

Awards she has won include the Anthony Award for best first novel, the Mary Higgins Clark award, and the Anthony Award for best paper back original. Anthony Awards are given to mystery novels.

Radar-Day is a former president of Mystery Writers of America Midwest Chapter and a national vice president of Sisters in Crime.

Her travels have taken her to events across the midwest, Atlanta, Georgia, Utah and St. Petersburg, Florida. She especially enjoys going to events close to her childhood home, in Indiana.

Recently, she made an appearance in Beverly Shores and at Muncie’s library. She was then invited to speak at La Porte Library. Next, she is appearing in Fort Wayne.

Under a Dark Sky, the focus of her discussion, is about a dark sky park in Michigan. A dark sky park is an area, usually surrounding a park or observatory, that restricts light pollution. The purpose of a dark sky park is generally to promote astronomy.

Her books will be for sale for $15. Further information on Lori Radar-Day and her works can be found at www.LoriRadarDay.com.

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