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Author Talk with Ross Alan Bachelder

Local author Ross Alan Bachelder visited the library to discuss REVENGE: Tales Best Read in the Twilight Hours, his new book featuring stories that are "not only decidedly quirky, they're also disturbingly sinister."

In addition to REVENGE, Ross is also the author of Happy Dawg Walks the Sad Man: The Remarkable Varied Adventures of a Confirmed Arts Multiple. A writer, artist, and musician, he has been active for more than forty years in the fine and performing arts in northern New England. He is currently working on his third book, Cecelia by Moonlight: The Problem with Intelligence - an emotionally charged novel about a young, intellectually precocious woman from the Hippie Era who rebels from her self-absorbed, materialistic parents, strikes out on her own, and lives a spirited life filled with adventure and fraught with danger. At the heart of Cecelia by Moonlight is the story of what it takes for an intelligent, idealistic young woman to survive in a world too preoccupied with its own selfish personal problems to hold her hand when things get difficult. Ross has been active for many years as a visual artist, exhibiting in Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. As a musician, he has performed solo recitals and played at a wide range of cultural events, and in the theatre world he has worked as a pit orchestra musician, marketer, publicist, general manager, and actor. He is also the founder of the Seacoast Moderns, an active group of abstract and experimental artists within the Kittery Art Association. Ross has traveled extensively in the service of the arts, touring galleries in England, Scotland, New Zealand, Iceland, Paris, Amsterdam, Brugge, Montreal, and many American cities, including Philadelphia, Boston, Cincinnati, Chicago, Detroit, Indianapolis, and New York. He has also performed as a musician in New Zealand and at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Ross also performed a flute concert at the Berwick Public Library in the summer of 2018 - you can watch his performance here.

Both Happy Dawg Walks the Sad Man and REVENGE are available now for purchase (Amazon or Freethinkers Corner in Dover) or to borrow from the library.

Special thanks to Berwick Community Media for recording this library program.

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