On Thursday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m., Jackson Memorial Library, 38 Main St./Route 131, will host an author event featuring Rosemary Herbert and her book “Front Page Teaser: A Liz Higgins Mystery.”

Herbert will reveal how the greater Boston scene, her newsroom experience and her library work were useful to her in writing “Front Page Teaser.” She will discuss how the way we present the news can skew the public’s understanding of events and talk about why her book also is a tribute to librarians and librarianship. She also will talk about the roles of romance and the holidays in mystery fiction. She will speak briefly about working with the late Tony Hillerman on editing the anthology “A New Omnibus of Crime,” recently published in a new paperback edition.

From the age of 10, when she wrote her own first mystery story after reading numerous Nancy Drew novels with a flashlight at night, Herbert has wanted to be a mystery writer. After pursuing a varied career including working as a Harvard University librarian; book review editor and features writer at the Boston Herald; publicity director at Down East Books, Magazine and Online; and children’s librarian at the Thomaston Public Library, she has made her lifelong dream come true with the publication of “Front Page Teaser: A Liz Higgins Mystery.”

A book signing will follow the talk. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit jacksonmemoriallibrary.org or call 372-8961.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to dernest@villagesoup.com.