Local Writer Kicks Off 2008 Spring Authors! Authors! Series

Posted Jan 30th, 2008 by Rhonda B. Sewell  Category: Arts & Entertainment, Toledo.com


Blade religion editor and author David Yonke is scheduled to speak at the Stranahan Theater Great Hall, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., on Thursday, February 7 to kick off the 2008 Spring Authors! Authors! series presented by The Blade and arranged by the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library.

Yonke, author of Sin, Shame, and Secrets: The Murder of a Nun, the Conviction of a Priest, and Cover-up in the Catholic Church (Continuum International Publishing Group, 2006), will speak on his debut book for about one hour before hosting a short question-and-answer session. Yonke is the first Authors! Authors! speaker of 2008. Yonke’s book focuses on the Rev. Gerald Robinson’s ritual killing of Sister Margaret Ann Pahl, who was a Sister of Mercy nun. The April 5, 1980 local murder went unsolved until Robinson’s conviction on May 11, 2006.

Yonke, who covered the Robinson trial for The Blade prior to writing his book, was raised in Long Island, N.Y. He attended Duke University, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology, according to Yonke’s Web site, www.davidyonke.com. Yonke and his wife Janet have three daughters: Dana, Lisa and Cara.

Following his presentation and question-and-answer session, Yonke will be available for book signings.

Yonke’s book, provided by Barnes & Noble Booksellers, is scheduled to be available for purchase at the Authors! Authors! presentation.

Authors! Authors! tickets are $10 per person. Tickets are available for purchase at all Toledo-Lucas County Public Library locations and are limited in quantity. Student discounts are available. For other scheduled Authors! Authors! speakers log on to toledolibrary.org.

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