Library hosts first-time Michigan author July 31

Public invited to Brown Bag Inspirations

DEARBORN – Henry Ford Centennial Library will host a talk and book-signing with first-time Michigan author Lori Nelson Spielman at noon July 31.

The event is free and is part of the Brown Bag Inspirations series at the library this summer. Participants are invited to take along a brown bag lunch.

Spielman’s book, “The Life List” will be available for purchase at the event. It was published by Random House Publishers and released in the United States on July 2.

The book centers on a 30-something woman named Brett, who has a cushy job, a posh apartment and a handsome boyfriend – all-in-all, a sweet life.

When Brett’s beloved mother passes away, she leaves behind a will with one big stipulation: In order to receive her inheritance, Brett must complete the list of life goals she had written when she was a 14-year-old naïve teenager. Suddenly Brett finds herself on an unexpected journey.

“A few years ago, I came across an abandoned life list I’d written as a teen,” Spielman said. “‘Lori’s List’ was penciled across a piece of yellowed notebook paper, along with 27 goals I believed would lead to a happy life. The list and those dreams became the seed for my novel, ‘The Life List.’”

Spielman, a resident of East Lansing, is a former speech pathologist and high school guidance counselor, and currently works as a homebound teacher for inner-city students. She will speak about her experiences writing and publishing her debut novel, and will also read excerpts.

HFCL is at 16301 Michigan Ave.

For more information about this program, call the library at 313-943-2330.