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Chelsea Cain joins four other local authors at monthly Bards & Brews


Portland’s Chelsea Cain, the New York Times-bestselling author of a Portland-based crime fiction series, will be in downtown Hillsboro Friday for the monthly Bards & Brews series at Primrose & Tumbleweeds, 248 E. Main St.

Sponsored by Jacobsen’s Books & More (located across the street), the event gives each author 15 minutes to introduce themselves and read from their work while customers eat a meal or sip wine and microbrews.

    Cain will read from “Let Me Go,” the latest in her series following Detective Archie Sheridan and serial killer Gretchen Lowell. This installment revolves around Sheridan’s upcoming birthday — and Lowell’s special present for him.

Four other Portland-area authors will join Cain, including April Aasheim of Hillsboro. Aasheim will read from “The Witches of Dark Root,” the story of a young witch who flees her stifling childhood in the town of Dark Root, only to be drawn back years later by a phone call, when she encounters a dying town, a sick mother, a renewed sibling rivalry and a past she had hoped to forget. 

   T.J. Brown of Tigard will read from “Spring Awakening,” the final installment in her Summerset Abbey trilogy, which features a “Downton Abbey”-esque cast of characters set in England right as World War I is beginning.

   Sandra de Helen of Portland will read from “The Hounding: A Shirley Combs/Dr. Watson Adventure,” which follows a modern-day, female Sherlock Holmes and her female sidekick, Dr. Mary Watson, as they prowl the streets of Portland, solving crimes.

    And Laurence Overmire of West Linn will read from his “The One Idea that Saves the World: A Call to Conscience and a Call to Action.” An actor and poet, Overmire’s book offers a message of unity and hope in the face of the dire global challenges to human existence.

Readings begin at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30.



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