Whether your reading taste runs to historical novels, mysteries, ecology, or women in art, the “Conversations with the Author” series offered by the Bedford Free Public Library in October has something for every listener. The online series is made possible through a partnership with the Ashland Public Library. It’s free and accessible by Zoom but registration is required for each session.
On Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. there is a Q&A session with historical fiction author Denny S. Bryce, whose new book, “The Other Princess: A Novel of Queen Victoria’s Goddaughter” came out on Oct. 3.
On Thursday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. mystery writer Andrea Penrose will answer questions about her new thriller “Murder at Merton Library, ” a Regency-era mystery set in a library.
On Thursday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m., the chat is with environmental journalist and author Ben Goldfarb. His new title “Crossings: How Road Ecology is Shaping the Future of our Planet,” is a timely look at how humans have altered the natural world.
On Wednesday, Oct. 25 at a 1 p.m. session, author and historian Noah Charney will talk about women in art. His book “Brushed Aside: The Untold Stories of Women in Art” will surprise you with stories of the female artists whose names you may already know, along with other women artists, curators, critics, patrons, and art influencers whom you may never have heard of.
Although not in the “Conversation” series, author Jeremy D’Entremont (“Haunted Lighthouses of New England”) will share more stories on Monday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. D’Entremont is the historian for the American Lighthouse Foundation and the author of nine books on lighthouses and maritime history. He has personally taken part in lighthouse investigations by paranormal research groups. He has also appeared on the Syfy Channel’s popular Ghost Hunters show, as well as Haunted Lighthouses of America on the Travel Channel.