Ann Rule, one of America's foremost writers of true crime stories, and her daughter, Leslie Rule, also an author, will speak at the annual Bagels and Books to be held from 7-8:30 a.m. Thursday, May 31, at Grace Community Church, 800 S.E. Hogan Road.
Most of Ann Rule's 33 books and 1,400 articles deal with three areas: the victims' stories; the detectives and prosecutors and how they solve their cases with old-fashioned police work and modern forensic science; and the killers' lives.
Her first book was 'The Stranger Beside Me' about serial killer Ted Bundy. She has also written under the pen name Andy Stack.
Leslie Rule is the best-selling author of two suspense novels and four nonfiction books on reputed ghost sightings. She has also published dozens of articles in national magazines.
A complimentary light breakfast will be served, and the authors will autograph their books. Guests are welcome to bring books from home to have signed.
Sponsors of this event include Jazzy Bagels, Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center, The Boeing Company, Historic Downtown Gresham Kiwanis, the Gresham-Barlow School District Board, KeyBank and Starbucks.
The Gresham-Barlow Education Foundation is promoting the event.
The foundation formed in 1994 to assist schools in providing educational opportunities for its students.
For more information on Ann Rule, visit annrules.com.
For more information on Leslie Rule, visit angels2012.com.