Every writer has a box of literary tools with which to capture the reader’s imagination. The author’s toolbox is akin to Mary Poppins’ bottomless carpetbag and provides the author with endless ways to delight and enthuse. Elaine Lohrman, a Maine author living in South Portland, shares some of the creative writing tools she uses to bring a story to life and keep readers turning the page.
Elaine will be visiting the Main Library on Tuesday, March 5 at 6:30 p.m. A native Texan, she refers to herself as an “accidental author.” Her first book, Conversations with Nora, published in 2012, began as a daily journal written during the tumultuous years navigating her mother’s Alzheimer’s. Reviewers describe her writing as “splendid” and say that she captures the emotions of a “tearful, difficult journey.” Elaine’s stories are “engaging reads with well-developed characters.” While Elaine’s careers have been diverse, spreading as far afield as teaching music therapy in public schools, designing custom bridal gowns, and working as an executive assistant for a major league baseball team, she is committed to writing. Her second book, The Boathouse, is the first in a series of thrillers set in the late Victorian era in New York’s Upper West Side and spins a compelling story of police corruption and deeply enduring love. Elaine holds a B.M.E. in Music Education from Texas State University and a Masters in Educational Supervision from the University of Texas. She is a member of P.E.O., a philanthropic organization dedicated to helping women achieve their goals in higher education. Elaine lives with her husband of twenty-four years in South Portland, Maine.
Copies of Elaine’s books will be available for purchase and signing following her presentation.
This Author Talk is sponsored by the Friends of the South Portland Public Library. For more information, call 767-7660 x 2.