Rosenfelt talk postponed to Feb. 23

Feb 08, 2013
David Rosenfelt

Waldoboro — Friends of the Library's second presentation in their Speaker Series featuring local author David Rosenfelt, originally scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 9, has been postponed to Saturday, Feb. 23, at 1:30 p.m. at Waldoboro Public Library, 958 Main St./Route 220.

A prolific mystery and thriller author, Rosenfelt has written a series of nine books featuring lawyer Andy Carpenter plus four stand-alone novels, the latest being "Heart of a Killer." A brand new mystery, "Airtight,” due out Tuesday, Feb. 12, will provide guests at this program the opportunity to be the first to hear about the book from the author.

Rosenfelt grew up in New Jersey, and his first career was in the motion picture field as President of TriStar Pictures. When Sony purchased TriStar, Rosenfelt was given the opportunity to move to California. Deciding against that option, he began to write some scripts and screenplays, which easily segued into becoming an author. While waiting for a script to come back, Rosenfelt wrote 50 pages of his first novel, showed it to his wife who liked it, sent it to a publisher and received a contract with sequels.

Dogs play a prominent role in many of Rosenfelt's novels. Fourteen years ago, Rosenfelt and his wife started the Tara Foundation, named in honor of, "the greatest Golden Retriever the world has ever known." They have rescued nearly 4,000 dogs, many of them Goldens, and found them caring homes. The Rosenfelts ended up with several of these older, sick dogs at their own home. With the help of 11 friends and three rented RVs, Rosenfelt and his wife moved to Midcoast Maine four years ago … with 27 dogs.

"They surround me as I write.  It's total lunacy, but it works, and they are a happy, safe group," he said.

Rosenfelt's sense of humor prevails in the Andy Carpenter series. The mysteries are told in the first person and present tense with Andy being a younger version of the author. On the other hand, the stand-alone books deal with convicted murderers, serial killers and terrorists, but the author's wit is still evident.

The program is free and open to the public.  Copies of two of Rosenfelt's books will be available for purchase, cash or checks only. For more information, call 832-4484 or visit waldoborolibrary.org.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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