On May 22nd, Friends of Mystery welcomes author Sophie Littlefield to Portland.

With 16 novels and four series under her belt, Sophie Littlefield has established herself as a dynamic author. Since debuting in 2010, Sophie has continued to create compelling and empowered female characters. Though she writes everything from historical fiction to mystery to young adult fiction, all of her books have one common feature: strong women. As a single mother of two, Sophie is drawn to writing about strong women who stand up for others while overcoming adversity.

Sophie’s writing grabs readers from the first sentence and reveals the unbreakable bond between mothers and children. Whether it’s Japanese-American Miyako protecting her daughter (GARDEN OF STONES), or 50-year-old Stella Hardesty delivering justice in a small Missouri town (A BAD DAY FOR SORRY), Sophie weaves universal, haunting stories of powerful women who can withstand anything.

We hope you will be able to join us for what is sure to be a fascinating event. The festivities begin with a reception and our Annual Book Sale at 7:00pm, followed by the presentation at 7:30 pm.

Blood Thursdays take place at Terwilliger Plaza just south of downtown Portland (directions). Signs to guide you to the event room will be posed in the building.

The meeting is free and open to the public. Free parking is available in the Terwilliger Plaza employee parking lots across 6yh Avenue from the lower level entrance, and on Sheridan Street. Handicapped parking is available at the upper level entrance. Tri-Met bus #8, Jackson Park, stops just in front of the lower level entrance.

Photo of Sophie Littlefield by Gigi Pandian.