Award-winning Author Dedicates Latest Book to Local Libraries, including Genesee's Alfred C. O'Connell Library

Genesee Community College is pleased to announce that award-winning author Julia Spencer-Fleming has dedicated her latest book To the librarians and libraries who have taught me, shaped me, befriended me, and recommended me and has included the Alfred C. O’Connell Library, along with the other Tale for Three Counties libraries, in her dedication.

Julia Spencer-Fleming is the author of In the Bleak Midwinter, which was selected as the 2005 A Tale for Three Counties community reading project. As part of that program, she visited several libraries in Genesee, Orleans, and Wyoming counties to discuss her book with members of the community. She visited the area again in 2007 when the fifth book in her series, All Mortal Flesh was released. The sixth book, I Shall Not Want, which was released June 10, 2008, contained the dedication to the libraries.

“We were so pleased to be acknowledged in Julia Spencer-Fleming’s latest book,” said Nina Warren, Director of Library Services at Genesee Community College. “She was a gracious and accommodating speaker here and it is quite an honor for the Alfred C. O’Connell library to be included in the dedication page for her newest book.”

Julia Spencer-Fleming is a former lawyer turned mystery writer whose books feature a female Episcopal priest who has a background as a helicopter pilot and teams up with the chief of police in a small town in the Adirondacks to solve mysteries. The series has won several awards including the Agatha, Macavity, and Barry awards for Best First Novel. Julia Spencer-Fleming lives and works in a 180-year-old farmhouse outside of Portland, ME, with her husband, three children, and dog.

For more information contact Nina Warren at 585-343-0055 x6256 or