A local author will drop in to discuss her latest novel at the Ardmore Public Library next week.
Rachel Cramer’s Trapping the Butterfly is the first in a series of fantasy novels. The library’s book club, Ravenous Readers, chose the book and will get the chance to ask the author questions, but the event is free and open to the public.
Adult Services Librarian Amber Carter said Cramer will answer questions about her writing process and the novel itself. She said the book club has roughly 20 regular members and meets on the third Wednesday of every month.
 “Each person gets a copy to read so they can get back together at the next monthly meeting and discuss it,” Carter said.
Carter said Cramer first approached the library to promote her novel, then agreed to appear as part of the program.
The book club occasionally switches things up by holding larger themed parties, attending a cooking class or introducing something completely new. Next month, one of the members will lead a chair yoga class.
Technical Services Librarian Sonya Slawson said authors visit a few times a year to discuss their novels, sometimes local, but often coming from other states.
“Sometimes we have people request to do it,” Slawson said. “She wanted us to take our book. We took it, put it out and everyone loved it, so she decided she needed to come and talk to the book club.”
The afternoon will begin with snacks and a presentation by Cramer. She’ll explain how she got into writing and how she came up with the idea for her novel. Afterward, the audience will be invited to ask questions. The afternoon will wrap up with a book signing.  The event will begin at noon April 17 in the Smith Meeting Room at Ardmore Public Library.