Past ‘Tale’ authors at work on new book projects

March 22, 2008
Lifestyles The (Batavia, N.Y.) Daily News,
By Ben Beagle
bbeagle@batavianews.com

Two former “A Tale for Three Counties” authors have begun work on new book projects.

But these books don’t include the familiar characters they introduced readers to during their visits as part of the community reading project that brought them to Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming counties for talks and book signings.

Howard Frank Mosher, the 2004 “A Tale for Three Counties” author, is at work on a non-fiction book about last summer’s marathon book tour.

The non-fiction travel memoir, The Great American Book Tour, chronicles Mosher’s 100-city book tour to promote his latest novel, On Kingdom Mountain. It will also include some Northeast Kingdom memoir material from his life in northern Vermont interspersed throughout the book.

Mosher’s Civil War novel, Walking to Gatlinburg is expected to be published in early 2009.

Mosher’s novel Northern Borders was the featured Tale title.

Julia Spencer-Fleming’s sixth novel in her Clare Fergusson mystery series, I Shall Not Want, is due in June, and she’s writing the seventh novel in the series.

After book seven life will slow down a bit in Miller’s Kill, the fictional community in which the series is set. Spencer-Fleming, who lives in Buxton, Maine, will turn her attention to a new story set around the closing of Maine State Prison in Thomaston, Maine. It will be her first novel set in Maine.

“After living here 20 years, I am finally ready to write about Maine,” Spencer-Fleming told the Web site www.keepMEcurrent.com, a community news site for the greater Portland, Maine, region.

Spencer-Fleming’s debut novel In the Bleak Midwinter, the first book in the Clare Fergusson series, was the 2005 Tale selection.

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Courtesy of Batavia Newspapers Corporation

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