The Library will be closed on May 27th to observe Memorial Day! The Library will reopen on May 28th at 9:00 a.m.

Spring Into Romance Author Panel

Save the date for a Spring Into Romance Author Panel with four Michigan adult romance writers on Saturday, May 18, 2024, at 1:00 pm! The Library will feature four romance authors. Lyssa Kay Adams author of the Bromance Book Club series, Meryl Wilsner, author of Cleat Cute, Kelly Ohlert author of “To Get To the Other Side” and Sonia Hartl author of “Rent to Be” and “Heartbreak for Hire”

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Sonia Hartl is the author of YA and adult romance. Her books have been featured in PopSugar, BuzzFeed, Vulture, Book Riot, and Life Savvy, among other publications, received a starred review from BookPage, and earned nominations for the Georgia Peach Book Award, YALSA’s Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers, Bank Street College of Education’s Best Children’s Books of the Year, ALA’s Rise: A Feminist Book Project List, and ALA’s Rainbow Booklist, and was named an Amazon Editors’ Pick for Best Young Adult. When she’s not writing she enjoys board games with her family, attempting to keep her garden alive, or looking up craft projects she’ll never get around to completing on Pinterest.

Sonia’s books include “Rent to Be” and “Heartbreak for Hire”.
Learn more about Sonia on her website!

Kelly Ohlert is a contemporary romance author. She’s a lifelong avid reader of all genres, and as a busy mom has an enthusiastic appreciation for audiobooks and multi-tasking. And she will be at the May 18th Romance Panel!
Kelly grew up in the Chicago area, but moved to attend Western Michigan University. She stuck around Michigan, hopping from city to city. Her meet-cute involved “borrowing” that hot guy’s baseball cap, and it’s been love ever since. She, her husband(the aforementioned ball cap owner), and their two young daughters reside in the Lansing area, with their menagerie of five fur babies. Aside from the obvious reading and writing, Kelly’s hobbies include belting out show tunes, game nights, losing her cell phone with alarming frequency, and getting outside to enjoy nature. If you meet her, approach with caution. She works from home, and in her cabin-fevered state, has been known to pounce on unsuspecting strangers to leach them of an ounce of adult conversation.
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Meryl writes happily ever afters for queer folks who love women. Their books include SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT, MISTAKES WERE MADE, and CLEAT CUTE. Born in Michigan, Meryl lived in Portland, Oregon, and Jackson, Mississippi before returning to settle in the Mitten State. Some of Meryl’s favorite things include all four seasons, button-down shirts, the way giraffes run, and their wife.
Meryl’s most recent book, CLEAT CUTE, was an instant USA Today bestseller. Their debut, SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT, received multiple starred reviews and was named one of NPR’s best books of 2020.
Learn more about Meryl on their website:
Our final Spring into Romance author is Lyssa Kay Adams, author of the Bromance Book Club series!
Lyssa Kay Adams read her first romance novel in eighth grade after swiping one from her grandmother’s bookshelf and was hooked forever. After a nearly 20-year career as a journalist, her dreams of writing and publishing her own HEAs came true in 2015 with the release of her first novel, “Seventh Inning Heat”, followed by the RITA-nominated novella, “Wild in Rio.” Today, she writes full-time from her home in Michigan with a pesky, fluffy K9 assistant named Domino who spends most of his day snoring on her desk (that is, when he’s not burying things around the house).