About Adele Fasick

This blog grew out of a lifelong love affair with books and reading. I’ve been fascinated by books ever since I first discovered the public library around the corner from the house where I grew up in Queens, New York. I remember listening to the librarian read stories to a group of us sitting around an artificial fireplace. Then came after-school afternoons spent browsing along endless shelves of books. After reading my way through most of the books in that branch library, I decided to become a librarian and a writer. I’ve worked in public libraries and taught children’s literature at three universities in the U.S. and Canada as well as visited and lectured in libraries overseas. I’ve also traveled to many countries where I’ve met library leaders, women activists, and many readers.

The expanding varieties of digital media have opened a world of possibilities to bring the best of print and visual formats together and share new ideas across age groups and cultures. I am now reaching out to a new audience with both a biography and fiction work in progress. My biography, Margaret Fuller: An Uncommon Woman, is available as an ebook and a paperback on amazon.com.

My latest project is a series of historical mystery stories set in the 1840s–the Charlotte Edgerton mysteries. They follow the adventures of Charlotte, an immigrant from England, who finds a new life, love, and friends in the New England of Henry Thoreau, Margaret Fuller, and Ralph Waldo Emerson.The first book, set in the experimental community of Brook Farm, Massachusetts, is called A Death in Utopia. The second book in the series Death Visits a Bawdy House is set in New York City and the third book Death Calls at the Palace takes Charlotte and her husband to London during the early years of Queen Victoria’s reign. In the fourth book, Death Enters the Convent, Charlotte and Daniel move to Florence, Italy.  You can learn more about these books on the page devoted to the Charlotte Edgerton mysteries.

If you have questions or comments about my work, you can contact me at amfasick@gmail.com

26 thoughts on “About Adele Fasick

  1. I didn’t know you were a librarian, teacup. I have been one and trained as one (I have a Master’s in Library Science). That was my career path for over 25 yrs. before I switched. I’ve never been a public librarian. Just in specialized libraries (engineering, law) before I switched to another area of work.

  2. Hello, Mrs. Fasick. It has been awhile since I talked to you. I’m sorry if I am being a little too personal, but are you a Christian, ma’am? I may have already asked this.

  3. Very many. Last I checked, there were 115. Yet, the original ones were the first 19, because they were written by the original author ,Gertrude Chandler Warner, before she died in 1979.

  4. Adele, I love your Blog, and I love to read as well. I love mystery books, but my favorite mystery book is, “The Boxcar Children”. People say, “You need to grow up and read something more challenging!”, but I just read for fun. Not because I am forced to, but I like to read. Thanks, Jakatum of “Jakatum’s Daily Bacon”

  5. It’s nice to hear from someone who shares my feeling about libraries. And to tell you the truth, I still get a thrill when I walk into one and see all the new books.

    The Edgerton mysteries are edging along. An artist is preparing a great cover for the first one while I’m busy correcting all the typos I made. I hope to have it published for the holidays. And the second book is bubbling in my brain while I try to make notes of my ideas.

    Thanks for your interest!
    Adele

  6. Nice little imagery there 🙂
    It’s always pleasant, that initial time you walk into the library as a child, and take hold of all those countless books. Ooooh–Ahhhh! It’s unbelievable!

    You’ve got a quaint, easy flowing prose style which is remarkably fun to read. How are those Edgerton mysteries coming along?

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