OBSERVER columnist releases new novel

Author Susan Crossett Dilks has written her second novel, “Love in Three Acts,” a tale involving a cellist and her friends.

Trying to capture the love of a long-time heart throb, their encounters take the reader from Libby’s early twenties in grad school to her late sixties, proving passion really doesn’t change with age.

The innocent days of an Italian idyll in 1960 are followed by a reunion of the quartet in Aspen in 1985, time to catch up on all four. Libby has a last chance in Chicago many years later.

Writing under her maiden name, Susan Crossett will complete four years as a weekly columnist for the Dunkirk Observer in August. “Musings from the Hill” appears every Friday morning.

“Her Reason for Being,” published in 2008, follows two families in Buffalo over 40 years which includes the period of Frank Lloyd Wright and even the Fredonia Opera House. Much of the plot revolves around the shooting in Lily Dale of a medium who has become very successful entertaining the ladies of Buffalo. It has been praised for its historical accuracy while the reader never gets the feeling history is being crammed down his throat.

The author will be signing books at Fredonia History Days, July 18. Paperbacks are available at Papaya Arts on the Boardwalk in Dunkirk, at the Cassadaga ShurFine, and on line from Amazon and Barnes and Noble. E-book versions are also available.