ETSU to hold events surrounding Molly MacRae’s visit


JOHNSON CITY (September 18, 2013) — East Tennessee State University's Office of Professional Development will hold events honoring Molly MacRae, a former resident of Johnson City and Jonesborough and the guest author at the upcoming Buffalo Mountain Writers Workshop for Mystery Writers.

The workshop features MacRae, author of the recently released national bestseller "Dyeing Wishes." She is a longtime writer of mystery fiction who has published short stories in "Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine" and four mystery novels. Her fifth book, scheduled for release in early 2014, is the third in her Haunted Yarn Shop Mystery series published by Penguin Books.

"Last Wool and Testament," the first book in MacRae's series, won the 2013 Lovey Award for Best Paranormal/Sci-Fi Novel, was named the "Suspense Magazine" Best of 2012 and was Salt Lake County (Utah) Library's Reader's Choice Award Nominee.

A book-signing and book fair will be held at Barnes & Noble Booksellers from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20

After the book-signing, the Friends of the Johnson City Library will host a tea in MacRae's honor from 2-4 p.m. at the Johnson City Public Library.

The Workshop for Mystery Writers will be held in room 101 of Rogers-Stout Hall on Friday, Sept. 20, from 6:30-8 p.m. and on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

For further information, call the ETSU Office of Professional Development at (800) 222-3878 or visit

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