Meet a fascinating local author and enjoy an inspirational afternoon of literary discussion and tea treats!
Come for tea in our charming English Kitchen with Kathryn Orzech, author of the modern Gothic thriller, Asylum. Your ticket price includes a signed copy of her book, plus an array of delicious cakes, scones and refreshing herbal teas. Sit at our vintage-tablecloth-adorned bistro tables, sip from vintage china teacups, and hear Kathy read from her novel and discuss her writing process. Nibble on dainty treats while you and your fellow guests ask any questions you like about the book and the experience of becoming a published author. It's a lovely way to spend a summer afternoon, and a wonderful opportunity to speak with a professional author in an intimate setting.
In 1899 while her father travels abroad, twelve-year-old Maggie Delito, daughter of the wealthy industrialist, unwittingly witnesses a shocking scandal. The next day, she's dragged from her family's estate and locked in an asylum to ensure her silence. Beneath the noted asylum's polish of respectability, a wicked villainy hides in the dank shadows of secret passageways--and Maggie fears she will be its next victim. Seventy-five years later, Laura Delito inherits more than assets when her prestigious family's mysterious past comes knocking--a strange old woman, cryptic messages, and a rare antique key that might unlock the truth. As she pursues clues from the Northeast to North Africa, she fails to see danger looming close to home.