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Newnan Carnegie Library: April Hometown Novel Nights Writing Workshop

Anthony Urda
Carnegie Library

For Immediate Release

April Hometown Novel Nights Writing Workshop
Virtual Workshop: Crime Writing

NEWNAN, Ga., April 2021- Join the Newnan Carnegie Library and Hometown Novel Nights on Saturday, April 10th at 10:00 am for this special Zoom event. You can watch from the comfort and convenience of your home. (The Zoom link information will be emailed as soon as you register via Eventbrite).

Meet with Dana Ridenour to discuss how to write crime and police procedural scenes in a novel format!

"I so much enjoy the opportunity to host the HNN Writer's Workshop when we can," says Carnegie Adult Event Coordinator Anthony Urda. "This month's workshop is going to be interesting!"

Dana Ridenour is a retired FBI agent and the award-winning author of Behind the Mask, Beyond the Cabin, and Below the Radar. Dana spent most of her FBI career as an undercover operative, infiltrating criminal organizations, including the Animal Liberation Front, an organization of domestic terrorists.

Her first novel, Behind the Mask, is fiction but introduces Lexie Montgomery, a character based on Dana's personal experiences working as an undercover agent in the world of domestic terrorism.

In addition to winning numerous literary awards, Kirkus Reviews awarded Behind the Mask the coveted Kirkus star and named the book one of the best indie books of 2016. Beyond the Cabin followed and won the 2018 Royal Palm Literary Award for best thriller or suspense novel. Below The Radar, the third book in the series was the 2020 Readers' Favorite Gold Medal Winner in the Fiction Thriller - Terrorist genre as well as the 2021 Feathered Quill Book Awards Gold/First Place winner for Best Adult Fiction. Dana lives in Beaufort, South Carolina, where she is working on her fourth novel and a screenplay.

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