Meet the Author Tea: Jennifer Stanley (Ellery Adams)
The Friends of Chapel Hill Library are pleased to welcome Jennifer Stanley who writes as Ellery Adams as our guest author at a Meet the Author Tea on Thursday, May 17, at Chapel Hill Public Library. Refreshments will be served at 3:30 p.m. and the program will run from 4 to 5 p.m.
Jennifer, who is a member of the Friends and volunteers on the Events Committee, will introduce her most recent series, The Secret, Book & Scone Society. The book is set in a fictional small town in North Carolina called Miracle Springs and features a bakery, a spa, and a book store whose owner Nora Pennington has a special talent of prescribing the perfect novel to ease the life of a person feeling worn down with life. Nora forms a society with four other women – damaged souls who seek to earn redemption by helping others. With a hint of romance and some cliff-hanging adventures, their collaborative detective work solves a murder and exposes a massive real estate fraud..
Jennifer Stanley began her career writing as J.B Stanley with the novel Carbs and Cadavers, which was published in 2006. Her debut as Ellery Adams was in 2010 with the novel A Killer Plot. She has written over thirty novels – some under her own name; a set of “cozy mysteries” with a friend and colleague under the pseudonym, Lucy Arlington, and most recently, she has been building a formidable reputation as Ellery Adams.
Jennifer often brings her baked goods to share at Friends’ events and she tells us if you attend this event you just might find yourself learning how to plot a murder. She and six other mystery-writing friends have published two cookbooks together: The Cozy Chicks Kitchen and Tea Time with the Cozy Chicks, as well as a blog. They include excerpts from their various works in these cookbooks and encourage would be cooks to “read, cook, drink tea, savor, and most of all enjoy!"
Now a New York Times bestselling author, Ellery Adams aka Jennifer Stanley grew up on a beach near the Long Island Sound. Having spent her adult life in a series of landlocked towns, she cherishes her memories of open water, violent storms, and the smell of the sea. In addition to her writing, Jennifer bakes, gardens, takes care of three “keyboard-hogging” cats plus her husband and two children, affectionately called “the Trolls.” She says she loves coffee, champagne, kickboxing, 1000-piece jigsaw puzzles, Pinterest, and black jelly beans. All these interests and activities make their way into the pages of her books.
Who: Friends of the Chapel Hill Public Library
What: Meet the Author Tea with Ellery Adams aka Jennifer Stanley
Where: Chapel Hill Public Library Meeting Room B
When: Thursday, May 17
3:30 p.m. Refreshments, 4-5 p.m. Program