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Meet Author Nancy Young, Sensing Things (Something in the Dark)
Wonderland Book Club, co-sponsored by the NC Writers’ Network Meet Author Nancy Young, Sensing Things (Something in the Dark) Location: Center for Excellence, 3803-B Computer Dr., Ste. 106, Raleigh, NC Friday, September 28, 2018 Time: 10:00 a.m. to noon FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Following Book Club, we'll gather for lunch at Vivace at North Hills. RSVP HERE: Mary Catherine has spent most of her life trying not to see ghosts, but now she can't stop. In desperation, she seeks relief by joining a paranormal support group. Then the real trouble starts. Her past exposed, she's confronted with shunning and death threats. Add her looming Valentine's Day wedding, her unexpected pregnancy, and family pressures, and she's ready to bolt from the stress. Her fiance Tony, the sexy tech support for the Paranormal Posse reality show, wants to ride to the rescue. But even he can't protect her from the spirit they encounter at a haunted hotel room--a presence only she detects. The more he tries to keep her safe, the more she insists on proving herself. But does she really sense things in the dark? Or it all in her mind? When the Posse investigates the reburial of a Revolutionary War hero, Mary Catherine's past returns to haunt her. Some things won't stay buried, and she has to face them to protect herself, her son, and her unborn baby. Will the dark win this time? About the Author: Nancy Young strives to entertain, whether cohosting poetry readings, supplying interesting aliases at restaurants, or storytelling at Renaissance fairs. Although she grew up on the Philadelphia Main Line, she now lives in North Carolina, where she never runs out of material to jumpstart her novels, short stories, plays, and poems. Her first publication was at age six, when her lion story was posted outside her first grade classroom. From then on, she was hooked, penning neighborhood dramas, improbable adventure tales, and Gothic romances through her youth. That love of the absurd and quirky never left her. It also served her well for most of her professional life. Nancy taught literature, film, and writing at various colleges, earning awards for her instruction. She also worked as a journalist, newspaper editor, choir director, and mother. She married her high school sweetheart, with whom she shares three sons, a daughter, and a daughter-in-law. She counts them as her most devoted fans.

Center for Excellence

3803B Computer Dr, Suite 106 · Raleigh, NC

What we're about

Celebrating 10 years, Wonderland Book Club has always been about getting members to read books they wouldn’t normally read. And more recently, Wonderland features the actual authors of the books we’re reading each month. We’re a very warm, accepting group—you don’t need to be a member of the North Carolina Writers’ Network to join, nor do you need to be working on your next novel. But I think the number one reason we’re growing is because we’re easy to join and easy to find on the Internet. Through a web connection and a physical event, Meetup brings folks together who share a common interest. In fact, if I hadn’t made Wonderland a Meetup group nine years ago, we’d be long gone by now. Most book clubs that aren’t library or bookstore-related form from friendships, neighborhoods or clubs—there’s no county-wide book club directory and you need to be “in the know” to be invited. That’s what’s so neat about Wonderland Book Club: newcomers to the Triangle love it, it’s free and there’s no special code or association to join the fun!

So what do our guest authors discuss for two hours from 10 a.m. to noon? Usually the first hour is taken up with the book discussion, the author reads a few passages and then in the last hour the floor is opened for the story behind the book. How was this book published and marketed? How long did the author take to write the book? Did the plot or characters come first? And the questions continue when we take the author to lunch.

Want to join? It’s easy! Sign up as a free member at so you know the details of our next meeting. We typically meet the last Friday of every month from 10 am to noon at the Center for Excellence, 3803‐B Computer Dr. Ste. 106 Raleigh, NC 27609. And if you don’t sign up beforehand, we want you to come anyway. I promise you our veteran members don’t bite and we love seeing new folks.

Published authors! Interested in being our guest in 2019? Email Alice at All of our spots are now filled for 2018, but if you'd like to be considered for 2019 please email Alice your interest and a link to your author website as well as industry reviews as well as Amazon/Goodreads reviews.

2018 Schedule

April 27 Ralph Webster, Smile in One Eye/Tear in the Other (memoir)

May 25 Christine Simolke, Children of Italy (novel)

June 22 Shaun Assael, The Murder Of Sonny Liston (nonfiction)

July NO BOOK—Enjoy the month off!

August 31 Dori Ann Dupre, Scout's Honor (novel)

September 28 Nancy Young, Sensing Things (novel)

October 26 Lucetta Zaytoun, It’s Already Tomorrow Here (memoir)

November 16 Edith Wharton, The House of Mirth (novel)

December 7 NO author book, Holiday Open House, the Great Wrapped Book Exchange

January 25 2019 Denise Heinze, Sally St. Johns

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