SEASIDE - Winter is rainy across the Northwest, but for author Stephanie Kane, this season has been a welcome shower of awards and bestseller listings. "Seeds of Doubt," her latest legal thriller, made the Denver Post Bestseller List within two weeks of its recent release. It also reached number three on the Rocky Mountain News Bestseller List. To top it off, the Post included "Seeds of Doubt" on its annual holiday fiction recommendations list.

Mystery fans in Seaside will get a chance to learn some of Kane's secrets of success when she gives a talk at the Tenth Muse Bookstore, 111 Broadway, at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28.

Stephanie KaneKane is a seasoned presenter at bookstores and libraries, and a favorite of book clubs and mystery fans. She will talk about "Seeds of Doubt" and its predecessor in the Jackie Flowers series, "Extreme Indifference." As the protagonist in the series is dyslexic and learning disabilities are an issue the author works with closely, Kane will discuss this aspect of her character and the many ways it affects her personal and professional lives.

Kane was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and now lives in Denver with her husband, a federal judge. With B.A. and law degrees from the University of Colorado, she clerked for the Colorado Supreme Court, was a partner in a top Denver law firm and a criminal defense attorney. Her first Jackie Flowers novel, "Blind Spot," was published in 2000, and her thriller, "Quiet Time," came out in 2001.

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