Best-selling author Mitchard to appear at Fairfield U.
Published 3:15 pm, Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Mitchard will discuss her recent sequel, "No Time to Wave Goodbye," at the Inspired Writer Series, a program that begins at 7 p.m. in the Oak Room of the Fairfield U. campus center. She will read selections from her new novel, as well as talk with the audience and sign copies of the book.
"I am delighted to have Jackie Mitchard, one of the country's most important and beloved novelists, join our MFA program as a faculty member. And we are delighted that she can take time to be here on campus for this very special reading of her latest work," Michael White, the program director, said in a statement. "Her novels are that rarest of rare delights, literary works that are also passionate and riveting."
Mitchard has written has seven other best-selling novels to her credit, including "The Most Wanted" (1998), "A Theory of Relativity" (2001), "Twelve Times Blessed" (2003), "Christmas, Present" (2004), "The Breakdown Lane" (2004), "Cage of Stars" (2005), "Still Summer" (2007), as well as an essay collection, "The Rest of Us: Dispatches From the Mothership" (1997). She also has written five novels for teenagers and four for younger children.
A former syndicated columnist for Tribune Media Services, Mitchard now is a contributing editor for Parade magazine, and a frequent contributor to magazines such as Reader's Digest, More and Real Simple. Her screenplays include "A Serpent's Egg" with Amy Paulsen, and "Doing Fine" with John Roach.
Recipient of the Maggie Award for Public Service Magazine Journalism, she is the founding organizer of One Writer's Place, a small residence for writers and artists healing through creativity after difficult life circumstances, which accepted its first residents in 2008. Mitchard lives in Wisconsin with her husband Christopher Brent, and their nine children.
Admission to the March 2 program costs $10. To make reservations, contact Laura Keller at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone, 203-254-4110.