Library to Kick off Juneteenth with Essence Bestselling Author Victoria Christopher Murray
Christian fiction author discusses new book “Lady Jasmine”
Rockford Public Library will kick off Juneteenth with Christian fiction author Victoria Christopher Murray on Wednesday, June 17, 2009 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., at the Montague Branch, 1238 S. Winnebago St. in the Constance Lane Room. The public is invited to meet the author and discuss her latest novel Lady Jasmine. Book discussion will be facilitated by the author, followed by a book signing. Lady Jasmine is currently on sale at Barnes and Noble. Copies will also be available to purchase at the book discussion. No registration is required. Light refreshments will be served.
Lady Jasmine is Murray’s fourth novel featuring the beloved and despised Jasmine Larson Bush. In Lady Jasmine, Jasmine’s past threatens the family and the future she worked so hard for – to be first lady of the City of Lights Riverside Church. She is willing to commit any sin, even murder, to leave her past behind. No one can know that beneath Jasmine’s veneer of Christian wife, there lies a sinner – especially her trusting husband.
About the Author
Victoria Christopher Murray has written six other novels including JOY, Truth Be Told, Grown Folks Business, A Sin and a Shame, The Ex Files, and Too Little Too Late; all have been Essence bestsellers. Additionally, she has received numerous awards including the Golden Pen Award for Best Inspirational Fiction and the Phyllis Wheatley Trailblazer Award for being a pioneer in African American Christian Fiction.
Ms Murray splits her time between Los Angeles and Washington D.C.
The program, co-sponsored by Inner City Reconstruction Group, is a kickoff to the Juneteenth Celebration, which officially begins June 19th at Sinnissippi Park from 1:00 – 9:00 p.m.
This program is free and open to the public. For more information, please call Staci Wright, Program Coordinator for the Montague Branch at 815-965-7606 ext 738.
About the Rockford Public Library
The Rockford Public Library, founded in 1872 as the second library in Illinois, currently has six facilities, including the Main Library and five Branch Libraries. The Rockford Public Library's mission is to enhance community life and development by informing, educating, entertaining, and providing cultural enrichment to all people of all ages by collecting information to address the diverse interests of our dynamic community.