July 9, 2017 - 4:00pm

Local author Kate Kasten will read from her new mystery novel, Too Happy. Kasten’s latest literary romp features an ESL teacher in her twenty-fourth year of teaching, her diverse group of international students, and two unexpected mysteries she has to solve!

Kate Kasten is the author of Better Days, The Deconversion of Kit Lamb, Ten Small Beds, and Wildwood: Fairy Tales and Fables Re-imagined. Her short fiction has been published in Glimmer Train, American Literary Review, and Northwest Review. She co-authored, with Sandra de Helen, The Clue in the Old Birdbath, a musical satire of the Nancy Drew mystery genre. Her humorous monologues can be found on her YouTube channel, boomeronachair. Kasten lives and writes in Iowa City, Iowa, where she is retired from twenty-five years of teaching English as a Second Language.