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Meet the Authors

Meet the Author Series

The Meet the Authors speaker series is sponsored by the Friends of Morley Library.


D.M. Pulley

Saturday, February 24, 2018


Cleveland author D.M. Pulley discusses her new book, "The Unclaimed Victim," and the writer's life.

Copies of her books will be available for purchase and signing.

Saturday, February 24, 2:00 PM in the Combined Meeting Rooms


Romona Robinson

Monday, March 19, 2018


Channel 19 news anchor Romona Robinson shares moments from her inspiring life story as told in her memoir, "A Dirt Road to Somewhere," which will be available for purchase and signing.

Monday, March 19, 7:00 PM in the Combined Meeting Rooms



Michael Hale

Saturday, March 31, 2018  

Local author Michael Hale will be here to discuss his new book "North Wind," which will be available for purchase and signing.

Saturday, March 31, 3:00 PM in Meeting Room A


J. Everett Prewitt

Monday, April 2, 2018

Award-winning Cleveland author, Vietnam veteran, and businessman, J. Everett Prewitt discusses his experiences as a writer and his novels: "Snake Walkers," "A Long Way Back" and "Something About Ann."  Mr. Prewitt's books will be available for purchase and signing.
"Snake Walkers" - the first black reporter at a southern newspaper, attempts to solve the mystery of the abandonment of a small town and the disappearance of 14 people.  
"A Long Way Back" - a group of black soldiers thought to be killed in action, in Chu Chi Vietnam, mysteriously reappear. What will a curious war correspondent discover about this mystery and about the army?
"Something About Ann" - in Cleveland, Ohio, a black Vietnam veteran and a Vietnamese woman fall in love, not knowing that they were once combatants.
Book descriptions are taken from Mr. Prewitts' website. 

Monday, April 2, 7:00 PM in the Combined Meeting Rooms


Claire McMillan

Monday, April 30, 2018

Discover worlds created by Cleveland author Claire McMillian in her books.

"The Necklace" - a family heirloom, found in a Royal Crown whiskey bag in the back of a dresser drawer, is the key to a family secret.

"The Gilded Age" - a contemporary story about love, friendship, and the effects of conventional constraints on members of Cleveland's aristocracy.

Claire's books will be available for purchase and signing.

Monday, April 30, 7:00 PM in the Combined Meeting Rooms


André Bernier

Saturday, May 5, 2018

 André Bernier: meteorologist, author, pilot, musician, minister, podcaster. He does a lot! Join us as Mr. Bernier talks about his life, career, and novels. Copies of his three-book "Christmas in Pilaf" series as well as his biography "The Extra Mile" will be available for purchase and signing.

Saturday, May 5, 3:00 PM in the Combined Meeting Rooms


James Willis

Saturday, June 9, 2018

James Willis, author of Weird Ohio: "Your Travel Guide to Ohio's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets"

Saturday, June 9, 2:00 PM in the Combined Meeting Rooms


Mary Doria Russell

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Mary Doria Russell has been called one of the most versatile writers in American literature and one of our greatest contemporary storytellers. Her novels are studied in literature, theology and history courses in colleges and universities, and often chosen as book club and “community read” selections.

Dr. Russell has served as the featured speaker for commencements, library events, volunteer organizations, and educational institutions in over 100 cities, addressing groups from the American Library Association to the Virginia Military Institute. Her guest lectures have proved popular from New Zealand to Germany as well as in the U.S. and Canada.

Russell’s first novel, The Sparrow (1996), was chosen as one of the Ten Best Books of the Year by Entertainment Weekly and won the Arthur C. Clarke Prize, the British Science Fiction for Best Novel in 1998. The sequel, Children of God(1998), won the Friends of the Library USA Reader’s Choice Award. and was nominated for the Hugo Award, Best Novel in 1999. The San Francisco Chronicle called A Thread of Grace (2005) “hauntingly beautiful,” and the novel was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Dreamers of the Day (2008) was nominated for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award; it is one of the few novels about the Middle East praised in both Turkey and Israel. Doc, her fictional biography of Doc Holliday, was one of the Washington Post’s Three Best Novels of 2011. Its follow-on, Epitaph, examines the way the gunfight at the O.K. Corral became central to American mythology about the Old West.

Saturday, September 15, 3:00 PM in Meeting Room A