The Madisonville Community College (MCC) Loman C. Trover Library will present
an evening of reading and conversation with Mary Werner and Stephanie Taylor on Thursday,
November 10, beginning at 6 p.m.
Werner grew up in Illinois, where she attended Illinois State and Northern Illinois
Universities. She moved to Kentucky in August of 1996 to begin a teaching career
at MCC, where she is now the Chair of the Humanities Division. Her creative work
has appeared in The Roundtable, The Gadfly, The Journal of Kentucky Studies, The Riverbend
Review, The White Squirrel, The Heartland Review, the feminist anthologies Telling
Stories, and I to I: Life Writing by Kentucky Feminists. She has won prizes for short
fiction from The Riverbend Review and The Heartland Review. Her novel, The Life of
Geraldine X, is available on Kindle for Amazon and she is at work on a second novel.
Taylor writes as S. A. Taylor and builds her stories around characters who speak the
loudest and drops them into plots filled with high emotional stakes and a touch of
humor. Her ideas come from an extensive background in the medical profession, a fascination
with law enforcement and forensics, and a passion for sports and music. She has written
two romantic suspense and two contemporary romance manuscripts, and several short
story pieces. One of her romantic suspense manuscripts, Shutter, received a third
place finish in the 2016 Wisconsin Romance Writers Association Fab-5 contest. In
addition to several online critique groups, Taylor participates in two local writers
groups and recently served as a judge for a national mystery/suspense writing contest.
The event will take place on Thursday, November 10, at 6 p.m. in the Loman C. Trover
Library located on the 2nd floor of the Learning Resource Center on MCC s North Campus
(2000 College Drive, Madisonville).
The event is free and open to the community. Refreshments will be available.