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Local Author Talk with Kerrin Willis - Iron & Fire

Join us to discuss Kerrin Willis' latest historical fiction novel set in Taunton, Plymouth Colony, in 1675 during King Philip's War and explores what life was like for a smart, opinionated young woman in Puritan New England.

Set against the backdrop of King Philip’s War, the bloodiest war per capita in American history, Iron & Fire explores the experience of a clever, educated woman at a time when being so often resulted in death. Perfect for fans of Amy Belding Brown’s Flight of the Sparrow, or Elizabeth George Speare’s The Witch of Blackbird Pond, Iron & Fire was written for those who read the original American Girl series as children and are now all grown up.

Willis is a high school English teacher who lives in Southeastern MA with her two daughters and her dog, Austen. She has a BA in English from Stonehill College, and MA in English from Simmons College, and is currently working on her MFA in Fiction from Southern New Hampshire University.

Event Location: 
Queset House, 2nd Floor Conference Room