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Iconic Fiction Writer Sue Grafton To Be Celebrated With Weekend Fundraiser For Santa Barbara Library

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The work of an author who used the Santa Barbara area as a basis for her best-selling detective novels is going to celebrated this weekend, in a unique fundraising event.

Sue Grafton’s series of books began with “A is For Alibi,” which was published in the early 1980’s and she made it all the way to “Y” before she died in 2017.

The books are set in the fictional town of  Santa Teresa, which is a fictionalized version of Santa Barbara.  On Sunday, the non-profit group “Friends of the Santa Barbara Library” is holding a Grafton related fundraiser for the library.

The afternoon event features a panel with some of Grafton’s friends, a trolley tour of some of the places featured in the books, and a reception.  There’s information on the event at:  www.friends-sblibrary.org

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral. 
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