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Local author, artist to speak at Ladoga library

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LADOGA — Local author and artist, Mariah Julio, will speak at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Ladoga/Clark Township Public Library.

Julio will discuss the process she has engaged in developing both her stories and artwork. Light refreshment will be served. All are welcome to attend.

Julio is the sister of Debbie Clapp, the library director. She has published stories and articles in newspapers and periodicals, and most recently in “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Nurses” Woman’s World, Tulip Tree Press, Angels on Earth, a member of the Guidepostsgroup, Good Old Days, Reminiscence and Country magazines.

Snowflakes, a memorial for her late brother, and From Time to Timing placed in a recent annual Writer’s Digest story contests.

Julio recently discovered a passion for writing children’s literature. Her stories have placed in international story contests, most recently in the 2021 Writer’s Digest annual contest.

She likes to cook and is thankful her skills have evolved from the days when the dog couldn’t chew her Swiss steak.

A retired nurse, she enjoys traveling, writing, painting and futile attempts to outwit her cat.

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