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Announcing the May Meet the Author lineup!

Douglas Brunt Wednesday, May 1 | 3-4 p.m.

Join us as we chat with New York Times bestselling author, Douglas Brunt about his instant bestselling debut non-fiction work The Mysterious Case of Rudolf Diesel: Genius, Power, and Deception on the Eve of World War I. This book reveals the hidden history of Rudolf Diesel, one of the world’s greatest inventors, and his mysterious disappearance on the eve of World War I.

Douglas Brunt is the New York Times bestselling author of The Mysterious Case of Rudolf Diesel and host of the top-rated SiriusXM author podcast Dedicated with Doug Brunt.

Nina Simon Wednesday, May 8 | 7-8 p.m.

You’re invited to join New York Times-bestselling debut author Nina Simon online as she chats about her lighthearted whodunnit about a grandmother-mother-daughter trio of amateur sleuths, Mother-Daughter Murder Night. This big-hearted whodunnit is a Reese's Book Club pick and a "best of 2023" selection for Amazon, Barnes & Noble, CrimeReads, and LibraryJournal.

Rebecca F. Kuang Tuesday, May 21 | 7-8 p.m.

Don't miss what is sure to be a thrilling conversation with Rebecca F. Kuang (R.F. Kuang) about her New York Times bestselling novel, Yellowface. It grapples with questions of diversity, racism, and cultural appropriation, as well as the terrifying alienation of social media.

Rebecca F. Kuang is the award-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Poppy War trilogy, Babel: An Arcane History, and Yellowface.

Meet the Author is sponsored by Friends of the Fauquier Library and made possible through the Library Speaker’s Consortium. Registration is required; programs are also available for on-demand viewing following the event. Learn more at

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