Award-winning author Joyce Maynard will present her latest novel, “After Her,” Tuesday, Aug. 12, at the Ocean View Grange, 435 Port Clyde Road/Route 131. The free event, part of this summer’s St. George Literary Series, will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a wine and cheese reception.

The suspense novel is loosely inspired by the Trailside Killer case that terrified California’s Marin County in the late 1970s. Its complex storyline deals with a young girl’s relationship with her sister and the damaged relationship with her father.

Maynard has been a writer of both fiction and nonfiction for more than 40 years, having begun her career in her teens. She has published two best-selling memoirs — “Looking Back” and “At Home in the World, which has been translated into 15 languages. Her seven novels include “To Die For” and “Labor Day,” which was adapted for a film starring Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin and directed by Jason Reitman.

In addition to writing, Maynard performs frequently as a storyteller with The Moth in New York City. She runs the Lake Atitlan Writing Workshop at Lake Atitlan, Guatemala; and teaches every summer at Maine Media Workshop in Rockport, where her particular focus and love is assisting other writers in the telling of their stories. For more information about Maynard and her work, visit For more information about the event, contact Jackson Memorial Library at 372-8961 or visit JacksonMemorial

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