Local author to have book signing for new romance thriller

One local author is setting out to tell stories about strong, successful women – which is what she has sought to do with her latest book.

In her book “Moon Shadow” — a fictional romance thriller — Marjorie Broadhead, under the pen name Suzie Clarke, tells the story of Rachel Portola a computer programmer who has a target on her back after she develops a top-secret program. Her boss Justin McKinney wants the program and the millions it will bring on the open market.

Broadhead said this particular story has been in her mind for some time.

“I’ve always been drawn to writing stories about strong, successful women,” she said.

Broadhead is the former Seneca County Health Commissioner and after she and her husband spent two years on a medical mission in the Philippines, she began to write full-time.

“I’ve always been a writer,” she said.

Prior to being published, Broadhead said the “Moon Shadow” manuscript won “Honorable Mention” in the National Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition in San Francisco, California.

The book signing, which is 2-4 p.m. Saturday at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library, will include light refreshments and giveaways. There will also be a limited number of books for sale, which can be purchased with cash or check only.

This is Broadhead’s first novel, but she has written a self-published book of poetry, “Portrait of a Woman’s Soul.”

The book is published by Bold Strokes Books and is now available wherever books are sold.