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Westport Mystery Author Barbara Pearson-Rac To Speak At Norwalk Library

Barbara Pearson-Rac
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NORWALK, Conn. -- For its first AuthorSpeak program of 2016, the Norwalk Public Library is pleased to present Westport author Barbara Pearson-Rac, who will discuss her book, "On Track: A Diana Jeffries Mystery," at noon Friday, Jan. 22 in the auditorium.

A light lunch will be provided courtesy of the library.

Pearson-Rac will discuss writing her first novel, which she describes as a “fun little caper,” about four women who stumble on a sinister plot while commuting by train to their jobs in New York City.

The title character, Diana Jeffries, a criminology professor, along with her three women friends are described as “young seniors,” similar to Pearson-Rac, who is a former adjunct criminology professor at the University of Massachusetts who commuted with three women to Boston in 2001.

Inspired by her three commuting mates to tell their story, Pearson-Rac taught herself how to write a novel, which she calls, “an incredible experience in learning about the imagination and how the brain takes us to places quite unexpected.”

She commissioned Westport graphic artist Miggs Burroughs to design the book cover.

Pearson-Rac said she had so much fun writing "On Track" that she has finished the first draft of the second book in the Diana Jeffries series called "All Ears."

To register for this program, or for more information, please contact Cynde Bloom Lahey, director of library information services, at (203) 899-2780 Ext. 15133 or by e-mail at

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