Is it something in the water around here, or is it common for communities the size of Fredericksburg to be home to a lot of successful writers? I discovered another one last week. Hope Tarr. Genre: Romance.
Local author and retired cop Michael Middleton served from 1966-1988 in the Los Angeles Police Department. Years of writing police reports have colored his conversational style. He gets to the point, and he doesn't mince words.
"Any writer who says they don't care about reviews is lying," he tells me.
Local author and artist, Ron Miller, has written and illustrated over 30 books, including children's books and a mural in the Headquarters' storytime room, fantasy novels and nonfiction pieces. While his audiences may vary, Miller's work reveals one common thread: his love of science fiction.
Ruth Coder Fitzgerald may have started the Local Authors Project for the Friends of the Central Rappahannock Regional Library, but she is an accomplished author in her own right.