Join us to celebrate TWC long-time student (and Outreach & Development Coordinator) Mally Becker as she launches her debut novel, The Turncoat's Widow. Set during the darkest days of the American Revolution, The Turncoat's Widow tells the story of General Washington’s most reluctant spy, a fiercely independent young woman who races time and traitors to uncover a plot that threatens the new nation. This first in a trilogy, acquired by Level Best Books in a three-book contact, will be released on 2/16/21.
The Turncoat's Widow was "born" at The Writers Circle and shepherded through several seasons of our novel and revision classes. As part of the celebration, Mally will chat with TWC Co-Director Michelle Cameron about the novel’s inspiration and birth, as well as read short excerpts.
More About Mally Becker: Mally thought she'd be clearing trails when she volunteered at the Morristown National Historical Park but found herself instead sifting through the Park's archival collection of letters. That's where she found a copy of an indictment for the Revolutionary War-era crime of traveling from New Jersey to New York City "without permission or passport." That document became the spark for The Turncoat's Widow. Mally was awarded a Leon B. Burstein/MWA-NY Scholarship for Mystery Writing and is a member of Sisters in Crime and the Historical Novel Society.
This event is free and open to the public.