Chester Co. authors to speak at Galer Estate, Sunday

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Matty Dalrymple

Matty Dalrymple

EAST MARLBOROUGH — This Sunday, October 2 from 3-5pm, popular suspense novelist Matty Dalyrmple and award-winning author Bruce Mowday will talk at Galer Estate Winery, located at 700 Folly Hill Road in Kennett Square. The subject of their discussion on writing is “Keeping it Real: Research in Fiction and Non-Fiction.”

The talk is open to the public free of charge and writers, want-to-be-writers and book lovers alike are welcome to join in the conversation and ask the authors about the art of writing. Galer Estate Winery enjoys opening its doors to the arts, with pop-up art shows, author discussions and book signings, and a variety of music performers every weekend. If you have a book idea or just need some valuable input to continue with your current writing project, then this might be a great opportunity for you to hear from two successful authors first-hand.

“Keeping it Real: Research in Fiction and Non-Fiction” will discuss how writers use research in the creation of fiction and non-fiction works. Each author will talk for approximately 25 minutes and then there will be an open question and answer session with the audience.

Matty Dalyrmple will discuss authorial decisions regarding what constitutes valid deviation from objective fact in fictional works. She will use as the basis for the discussion her second Ann Kinnear novel, The Sense of Reckoning (which, like her first novel, The Sense of Death, includes many scenes set in Chester County and the Brandywine Valley). Matty is currently working on her third novel, “Rock, Paper, Scissors” due out in 2017.

Bruce E. Mowday has authored over 16 books on history, sports, business and true crime. He has appeared on numerous television shows and has hosted his own radio show. He was Chairman of the Chester County Historical Society and President of the Brandywine Battlefield Park Associates. Bruce will discuss how a writer of non-fiction vets sources, especially on the internet, and how to know when the research portion of a work is complete. He will use as a basis for the discussion his book September 11, 1777:  Washington’s Defeat at Brandywine Dooms Philadelphia.

Galer Estate Winery is on land where some of the first shots of the Battle of Brandywine were fired, and General Howe is said to have lodged in the house on the property and quartered the Hessian troops where the current Chardonnay vines are now making Gold medal wines. Lele Galer, co-owner of Galer Estate Winery, is very excited to have the authors at the winery and is particularly interested in the subject matter of their discussion. ” I have started on a graphic novel and I really need to know how to use historical sources better. It can get very confusing with so much contradictory information in books and over the internet. I know that Matty and Bruce will offer some great tips and insight!” Lele adds.

The authors event is free, but you are encouraged to buy wine and the author’s books will also be available for purchase. Galer Estate Winery has won over 100 medals and awards in the past five years, and offers a beautiful area for wine tasting, with a friendly and knowledgeable staff to help you choose your wines. A great way to spend a Sunday and get inspired for your next book project!

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