Authors’ Luncheon

AAUW Easton Branch Annual Authors’ Luncheon

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Authors’ Luncheon this year. Thank you to the organizations, businesses and individuals who donated to our silent auction and basket raffle. The monies raised during this event fund our Scholarship Fund and help deserving young women attend college.

Thank you to our authors – they were terrific!

Jocelynn Cordes

Jocelynn Cordes, who writes under the name “Plum McCauley,” prepared for her future career as a novelist by immersing herself in books at a very young age. In college, Jocelynn majored in literature, adding many history and theatre courses to the mix. She went on to acquire an M.A. in literature, focusing on the romantic poets, and then shifted gears for her doctoral work by studying the modernist poets and philosophy. She later realized that her true calling was writing fiction. Jocelynn is currently drafting her third novel.

Eugénie D. West

Eugénie D. West is the author of the globally acclaimed mystery series, “Reporting is Murder!” Under the name, Deborah L. Courville, she writes historical fiction based on 18th century house museums in northeastern P.A., where she now makes her home. A native of Boston, MA, West holds a doctorate in mediaeval linguistics (very useful, ha-ha). West draws inspiration for her books and characters from places she has visited or lived, and from people she has encountered. She has been a reporter for a weekly newspaper for more than twenty years and often uses actual cases she has covered as “fodder” for her mysteries.

Jeffrey E. Finegan Sr.

Jeffrey E. Finegan Sr. is a 1982 graduate of Seton Hall University with a B.A. in broadcast communication. His interest in history spans from the Norman conquest of England to World War II with concentrations in George Washington, the American Civil War, and historic architecture. Through his collection of Washington manuscripts, “Revolutionary” documents, and his three historical novels on the revolutionary period, he has become a noted speaker on the nation’s first president.