Dragonfly Books will host an evening with award-winning Minnesota author Wendy Webb and her new book, “The Vanishing,” Thursday, June 12, at 7 p.m. 
Winner of the 2011 Minnesota Book Award for her first novel, “The Tale of Halcyon Crane,” Webb continues to intrigue readers with gothic suspense, lurking phantoms and long-buried mysteries in her latest book, “The Vanishing.”
A mysterious visitor with an intriguing offer, a centuries-old mansion in the middle of the wilderness and a séance gone horribly wrong set the stage for “The Vanishing,” Webb’s pine-tingling tale about family secrets.
Just as the recently-widowed Julia Bishop's life is collapsing around her, a stranger appears on her doorstep with an intriguing job offer—he asks Julia to be a companion for his elderly mother, the famous and rather eccentric horror novelist Amaris Sinclair, whom Julia has always admired ... and who the whole world thinks is dead. 
With twists and turns, spine-tingling scenes and a surprise ending you won't see coming, Webb has crafted an intricate and addictive tale of suspense.
Born and raised in St. Louis Park, Minn., Webb’s life changed at age 11 when her school librarian recommended that she read “A Wrinkle in Time,” by Madeline L’Engle.
Hooked for life, Webb followed her calling to write novels. She settled into writing as a career after college, working for several local and national publications including City Pages, an arts and entertainment weekly in Minneapolis.
In addition to the Minnesota Book Award, Webb was named an Indie Next pick, a Midwest Connections pick and a Great Lakes, Great Reads pick for The Tale of Halcyon Crane (Henry Holt and Company, 2010).
“The Vanishing” (Hyperion Books, 2014) is a 2014 Midwest Connections pick.
Webb also is the author of “The Fate of Mercy Alban” (Hyperion Books, 2013) and the editor-in-chief of Duluth Superior Magazine. She lives in Minnesota with her husband and her beloved Alaskan Malamutes.
This event is free and open to the public.  A reception with light refreshments will follow.
For more information visit dragonflybooks.com, or contact events@dragonflybooks.com or 563-382-4275.