The Harford County Public Library is featuring a talk by local author Erika Robuck at the Abingdon Library Oct. 20. Robuck is the author of Receive Me Falling, Hemingway’s Girl, and her most recent release Call Me Zelda. Here are the details:
LOCAL AUTHOR ERIKA ROBUCK TO APPEAR AT ABINGDON LIBRARY
(Belcamp, Maryland – October 15, 2013) The Harford County Public Library is pleased to welcome author Erika Robuck to the Abingdon Library on October 20th at 2pm. She is the author of Receive Me Falling, Hemingway’s Girl, and her most recent release Call Me Zelda.
Growing up in historic Annapolis, Maryland, Robuck was surrounded by history. Her first novel, Receive Me Falling, set in the Caribbean, focuses on a woman exploring her family’s past. Unable to find an interested agent, Robuck self-published this novel and did her own promotion. With her second novel, Hemingway’s Girls she attended a pitch-fest at a writer’s conference, and after three short minutes of “selling” her story to six agents in hopes of finding representation, she received six offers! Her third historical novel, Call Me Zelda, was published this past spring.
While attending college, Robuck was exposed to Hemingway’s work which sparked her interest in the complicated personality of the writer, and in other writers with demons. Robuck now writes novels about writers –how they work, how their personal character shapes their “art”, and how they use the people in their lives for their work. Intense research, including reading through personal letters and diaries, form the basis for her fictional personas of actual people. Her inspiration for the stories often comes from her travels to the historical places the famous authors lived, worked, and played.
The Library is also hosting two book discussions of Robuck’s titles. Call Me Zelda will be discussed at the Bel Air Library on October 17th at 6:30pm. The Joppa Library will explore Hemingway’s Girl on November 14 at 6:30pm.