Bill and Ted may have had an excellent adventure travelling through time to herd a handful of history's greatest minds into the present, but in real life science has yet to catch up to Hollywood. So we'll just have to live in the present. Fortunately, the Boise Public Library has set up a series so the public can meet awesome authors—with a pulse—without having to wait for advances in science. The Spring Author Series features five authors reading from their work, discussing their process and fielding questions from curious audience members.
This is the second year for the series, which kicked off March 7, with Laura Lee Guhrke, who writes in the historical romance genre. Installments take place every Wednesday, and on March 14, acclaimed local author Mitch Wieland will speak about his work in adult fiction. Authors to follow in the series are Aaron Patterson, who writes adult suspense, mystery, paranormal and young adult fiction; Robin Lee Hatcher, Christian fiction and inspirational romance author; and historical fiction author Heather Parkinson.
According to library assistant and series crafter Lisa Egan, the series was brought back because of an overwhelmingly positive response from literature lovers and aspiring authors.
"People are really inspired and motivated by it," Egan said. "Often times, the whole writing process is interesting, even if you're not an aspiring writer."
Attendees are welcome to bring their lunch to the hour-long program. Coffee and tea will be available, and prizes--including books by the featured author--will be given out.
"It's a great chance to win a book and get it signed by the author," Egan noted.