How fortunate we are to call New York Times best-selling author and acclaimed forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs neighbor, friend and Charlotte Mecklenburg Library supporter.

To a crowd of almost 200 Kathy entertained with tales of her real-life adventures dealing in mind-boggling murders and macabre mysteries with a delightful dose of humor on July 7 at the Wells Fargo Playhouse in ImaginOn: The Joan and Joe Martin Center.

“Kathy Reichs was amazing!” exclaimed Debra Sharp, University City Regional Library manager, “She has such a great sense of humor, and it was a very engaging conversation. My favorite part is the combination of science, fact, and fiction. I love that her books are based on actual cases she has worked on professionally as a forensic anthropologist.”

Kathy was joined on stage by Selena Giovannelli, Foundation board member. In preparation for the event she devoured Reichs’ latest thriller Cold, Cold Bones and came with pages of questions for our guest.

“It was my first time hearing her speak and I loved listening to her,” said Elesha Roupp, Library administrative coordinator and tireless Foundation volunteer. “Her sense of humor was top notch and I loved hearing about her professional career, the backstories on how she came up with topics for her books, and how that translated into the tv show.”

“It was awesome,” shared Kathy Scott, “I love to hear how writers come up with their material and make it a living and breathing work of art. Her event was very insightful and she bought humor to her presentation.”

Enjoy this gallery of images from another memorable, fun evening with Kathy Reichs.

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