The Secrets to Writing Your Novel at Desmond-Fish Library May 23

Author reads from own novel, Lily’s Payback

On Thursday, May 23, at 7 p.m. at the Desmond-Fish Library in Garrison, Dr. Andy Rose, a former superintendent of schools, will show participants how to conceive, plan and write a novel. The presenter will provide handouts, review several resource books, detail a writer’s creative process, describe his own journey, and read the beginning of his debut novel, Lily’s Payback. In his book, four public middle school teachers do battle with a Russian assassin, taking on mobsters, New York City police, the FBI and even the CIA.

Rose will bring copies of Lily’s Payback to sell and autograph them. This program is free and open to all. The Desmond-Fish Library is located at 472 Route 403 (near the intersection with Route 9D) in Garrison. For more information, go to or call 845-424-3020.

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