Friends of Joyner Library welcomes Margaret Maron

Award-winning author to speak at annual banquet

Best-selling author Margaret Maron will speak at the Friends of Joyner Library Spring Banquet on April 2, 2019, at the Greenville Hilton.

Publishers Weekly called Maron “one of the most seamless Southern writers since Margaret Mitchell.” The New York Times Book Review said, “Every Margaret Maron novel is a celebration of something remarkable.”

The North Carolina native is the author of 33 books, including the North Carolina-set Deborah Knott series and the Sigrid Harald series. Her latest, and rumored last, novel is Take Out, a return to the world of heroine Sigrid Harald.

Among Maron’s awards and recognitions are induction into the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame, the Grand Master Award from Mystery Writers of America, and the state’s highest civilian honor, the North Carolina Award for Literature.

Maron says, “The mystery novel is the peg upon which I hang my love and concerns for North Carolina as the state transitions from agriculture to high tech, from a largely rural countryside to one increasingly under assault by housing developments and chain stores and politicians more interested in catering to wealthy donors than working for ordinary Tar Heel citizens.”

For more information, please contact Charlotte Fitz Daniels at or (252) 328-0287. To purchase tickets online, please visit