Meeting: October 7, 2017

YOUR INVITED TO A Literary Autopsy— by Arlene Kay

Attention all Literati, Glitterati, bibliophiles and fellow travelers:

Have you ever wondered what components make a novel unforgettable?

Please join me on October 7th at the Cumberland, Rhode Island library as we conduct a LITERARY AUTOPSY of some of your favorite works. This event, hosted by the Rhode Island Romance Writers, will plumb the depths of plot, character, pace, dialogue and crimes against the English language, with a maximum of fun and a minimum of gore. As writers, we sometimes wonder WHY a particular novel zooms to the best seller list or drops like a stone. So put on your CSI hat and come prepared to analyze, speculate, and LEARN. At the request of your chapter, I will use OBSESSION IN DEATH by JD Robb as one of my examples. However our discussion will include a wide range of other favorites as well.

Come join the fun!!


Former Treasury executive Arlene Kay is known for snarky, sensual suspense and intriguing mysteries that bedevil and delight readers. Published novels include: INTRUSION; DIE LAUGHING; THE ABACUS PRIZE;(Mainly Murder Press), the Boston Uncommons Series: SWANN DIVE; MANTRAP; GILT TRIP; SWANN SONGS; (Belle Bridge Books), and coming in 2017, the Leather and Lace Series featuring QUAGMIRE and DEATH BY DOG SHOW (also from Bellebridge books).

Her seminars and speaking engagements are SRO occasions that leave audiences laughing and eager for an encore. Arlene has been featured at Malice Domestic; International Thriller Writers’ Organization; New England Romance Writers’ Conference; New England Crime Bake; and the Cape Cod Writers’ Center annual conference.

She holds graduate degrees in Political Science & Constitutional Law