The next program in the Monessen Library Author Series will be Saturday, June 30, 2018, at 12:00 PM. (Please note the change in time from previous month) and feature local author, Cat Bruno. “The Girl from the North” was Cat Bruno’s first full-length venture into fantasy writing, although she has been an avid and loyal reader of sci-fi/fantasy books for many years, especially traditional epic fantasy. Now, with her Pathway of the Chosen series, Ms. Bruno gives voice to the characters she long dreamed of creating. Her focus has always been on imagining strong, if imperfect, female characters and bringing diversity to the fantasy genre. The Pathway of the Chosen as a series will most likely be a long one, just as long as the journeys of many of its characters. Many who are unfamiliar with fantasy might be encouraged to read “The Girl from the North” and “Daughter of the Wolf”, as the central themes are ones with which most of us can relate. The third book, “Queen of Stars and Shadows” was released in November 2016 and quickly became a bestseller in epic fantasy on Amazon.