15 Oct

Meet the Author: Susan Ritz 'A Dream to Die For'

06:00 pm to 07:00 pm

Join us in welcoming author Susan Ritz with her new novel A Dream to Die For on Tuesday, October 15th.

About the Book:

IN RIVERTON FALLS, A SMALL NEW ENGLAND TOWN, globe-trotting bartender Celeste Fortune stands in her kitchen puzzling over last night’s frightening dream--a woman at a window, lilacs blowing in the breeze, someone's hands tight around her neck. Celeste is sure the dream belongs to someone else. Perhaps she has finally broken through to the collective dreams of Dreamland group. Hoping her therapist and Dreamland leader will help her untangle it, she heads off into the cold November morning to her final appointment with him--or so she hopes. Her estranged fiancé has delivered an ultimatum: Leave the Dreamers, or end their relationship for good.

Instead of help, however, Celeste discovers her therapist dying in a pool of blood, skull crushed by his own healing crystal. His computer, containing the intimate dreams and revealing nightmares of half the town, is gone. Suspicion immediately falls on Celeste, known to be a a rebellious Dreamer. To clear her name, Celeste enlists the help of her old friend, Gloria, and the two women set out to find the real culprit. But when the two discover the power of the stolen dreams, they unwittingly become the killers next target.

About the Author:

Susan Ritz grew up in Minnesota and has lived for the past thirty years in Montpelier, Vermont, where she has worked as a fund raiser, events coordinator, and philanthropic advisor for a wide range of nonprofit organizations. After receiving an MFA in creative nonfiction from Goucher College, she began writing for local publications, teaching creative writing to adults and high school students, and working on her first novel, A Dream to Die For.