The Friends of the Seaside Library are pleased to welcome C.L. Kraemer author of Shattered Tomorrows. The event will take place in the Community Room on May 24, at 7:00 p.m. and there will be book sales, signings, and refreshments will be served.
On May 7, 1981, at 10:25 p.m. at the Oregon Museum Tavern, in Salem Oregon, a gunman entered and opened fire on the patrons. At the end of his ten minute spree, three were dead, 20 wounded and a fourth died on the way to the hospital. This true life event is the setting for C. L. Kraemers novel Shattered Tomorrows. In the book, Lucy Daniels has suppressed a thirty year old memory but a visit with an old friend from her past shakes up the thoughts surrounding the May 7, 1981 shooting at the Oregon Museum Tavern. Lucys friend pushes her to recall the memory and learns about an incident that changed not only Lucys life, but everyone in the town.
C.L. Kraemer is the author of five books and the story in Shattered Tomorrows is so poignant for her because in real life she had been in the Oregon Museum Tavern 15 minutes before the shooting. Her spontaneous decision to leave possibly saved her life.