Behind Dumbledore-outer J.K. Rowling, Barbara Taylor Bradford is one of the richest women authors in the world. She worked as a journalist for around a decade, and during that time she thought a lot about how to write a book. The thinking paid off, as Bradfords since sold more than 75 million copies of her romance novels to insatiable lovers and bored housewives around the globe. At 7 p.m. Monday, November 19, learn the secret to her endless success or ask about your favorite bodice-ripping character when Bradford visits the St. Louis County Library Headquarters (1640 South Lindbergh Boulevard, Frontenac; 314-994-3300 or www.slcl.org) to dish on her latest novel, The Heir, a 20th century version of Henry VIIIs affairs. Shell also answer questions and sign books for adoring fans. Admission is free, and copies of The Heir will be available to purchase.
Mon., Nov. 19, 2007