Julie Klassen, historical romance author, will speak at the Grant County Public Library on May 15, at 6:30 pm. Klassen says, “ I love all things Jane – Jane Eyre and Jane Austen.”
Klassen is a graduate of the University of Illinois and worked in publishing for sixteen years before she began writing novels. Three of her books, The Silent Governess, The Girl in the Gatehouse, and The Maid of Fairbourne Hall, won the Christy Award for Historical Romance. The Secret of Pembrooke Park won the Minnesota Book Award, and The Silent Governess was a finalist in Romance Writers of America’s RITA awards. She was also honored with the Midwest Book Award and Christian Retailing’s BEST Award.
Klassen is now completing a trilogy called “Tales From Ivy Hills.” The first two books have been published, and the third one comes out in December.
Klassen will display books for signing at $15 each or $25 for two. The Friends of Grant County Public Library will serve light refreshments. Everyone is welcome to attend.