Lori Rader-Day
Start: February 25, 2019 2 p.m.
End: February 25, 2019 3 p.m.
Location: Book Arts Collaborative @ Mad Jax: 514 East Jackson Street Muncie, Indiana, 47305

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Lori Rader-Day is an Indiana native and a Ball State graduate. She sets many of her books in Indiana and the Midwest, because, as she says, "I’ve read enough books about New York to last me a while."

Her debut mystery, The Black Hour, won the 2015 Anthony Award for Best First Novel and was a finalist for the 2015 Mary Higgins Clark Award. Her second novel, Little Pretty Things, won the 2016 Mary Higgins Clark Award and was a nominee for the Anthony Award for Best Paperback Original. Little Pretty Things was named a 2015 “most arresting crime novel” by Kirkus Reviews and one of the top ten crime novels of the year by Booklist. Her third novel, The Day I Died, won the 2018 Anthony Award for Best Paperback Original and was a nominee for the Mary Higgins Clark Award, the Thriller Award, and the Barry Award. Her fourth novel, Under a Dark Sky, is a finalist for an Edgar Award, "the Oscars of mystery writing."

She lives in Chicago, where she is co-chair of the mystery readers’ conference Murder and Mayhem in Chicago and the national vice-president of Sisters in Crime.

This event is sponsored by the Book Arts Collaborative and the Department of Journalism.

On February 25 at 2 PM, Rader-Day will speak at the Book Arts Collaborative in the MadJax building, downtown Muncie (514 E. Jackson St., Muncie, IN 47305). This will be a career talk entitled, "How I Quit My Day Job to Write Full Time."

On February 26 at 12:30 PM, she will talk to journalism and English students in AJ 326.