VIRTUAL - Local Author Series: Sally Wiener Grotta and Veronica Forand

Fri, June 19, 2020 7:00 P.M.
Cost: FREE

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Sally Wiener Grotta is an award-winning author, photographer and speaker. Her books include The Winter Boy (a Locus Magazine’s 2015
Recommended Read) and Jo Joe (a Jewish Book Council Network book).  Her story "One Widow's Healing" won a 2100 Health Odyssey award from Thomas Jefferson Hospital in 2019. Her hundreds of stories, columns and essays have appeared in scores of magazines, newspapers and journals.

Sally has traveled on assignment throughout the world to all the continents (including three trips to Antarctica), plus many exotic
islands (such as Papua New Guinea and Madagascar), covering a wide diversity of cultures and traditions. Her far-ranging experiences flavor
her stories and presentations with a sense of wonder and otherliness, plus a healthy dose of common sense. Her current fine art photography
project American Hands, for which she is creating narrative portraits of traditional tradespeople, has received more than three dozen grants, and
the exhibits have been seen by over a quarter million people. A member of SFWA and The Authors Guild, Sally is co-curator of the Galactic
Philadelphia author reading series and co-chair of The Authors Guild Philadelphia Chapter. (

Veronica Forand is a novelist and an attorney. She’s won the Golden Pen Award for Romantic Suspense, the Bookseller’s Best in Romantic Suspense, finaled six books and manuscripts in the Daphne du Maurier Contest for Excellence in Suspense, and was chosen a Top Ten Finalist out of over thirty thousand entries in the James Patterson Co-Author Competition.

She’s worked in the international corporate tax field, as a college professor, a university track and field coach, a United Nations intern, a homeschool mom, a barista, a waitress, and on a town road crew. She and her dog Fritz volunteered with Greater Philadelphia Search and Rescue and the Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area. She currently represents children in the Philadelphia Family Court.