Historical fiction authors Susan Meisnner, April Smith, and Charmaine Craig

The Friends of the Corona Public Library have announced their inaugural Historical Fiction Author Brunch.  Taking place on Saturday, May 6, 2017, at the Corona Public Library, the event will feature a panel of three historical fiction authors.

For just $30, or $20 for current Friends of the Library members, attendees will receive a delicious brunch of meat or vegetarian quiche, sausage, potatoes, fresh fruit, pastries, muffins and hot coffee or tea.  On the panel will be accomplished authors Susan Meissner, April Smith, and Charmaine Craig.

In her latest novel, A Bridge Across the Ocean, Meissner tells a story of wartime intrigue that spans the lives of three women past in present.  In the present day, Brette Caslake visits the famously haunted Queen Mary.  What she finds will set her on a course to solve a seventy-year-old tragedy that will draw her into the heartaches and triumphs of a pair of courageous war brides who boarded the infamous ship following World War II.

Smith’s latest novel, Home Sweet Home: A novel, follows the Kusek family from New York City to America’s heartland, where they are caught up in the panic of McCarthyism, a smear campaign, a sensational trial, and, ultimately, murder.

Craig’s latest title, Miss Burma, is based on the story of the author’s mother and grandparents and captures how modern Burma came to be during World War II.  Miss Burma is a powerful novel of love and war, colonialism and ethnicity, and the ties of blood.

The authors’ books will be available for purchase and signing at the event.

Tickets for the event can be purchased in the Friends Bookshop located in the Corona Public Library.