The Friends of Linebaugh Library is pleased to host author Phyllis Gobbell at the annual Author’s Luncheon on January 26 at 11:00 am at The Woman’s Club located at 221 East College Street in Murfreesboro. Books will be available for purchase cash or checks only), and the author will gladly autograph them.

Phyllis Gobbell writes a little bit of everything, but her latest focus has been mysteries. The most recent book in the Jordan Mayfair Mystery Series, Treachery in Tuscany (Encircle, 2018), follows Secrets and Shamrocks and Pursuit in Provence. She co-authored An Unfinished Canvas with Michael Glasgow and Season of Darkness with Douglas Jones, based on two high-profile murders in Nashville. She wrote “Lost Innocence” for the anthology, Masters of True Crime, a narrative that is now an audiobook.

She has received awards in both fiction and nonfiction, including Tennessee’s Individual Artist Literary Award, Gobbell is a founding member of a writers’ group that has met on Tuesday nights for nearly four decades.

An associate professor of at Nashville State Community College, she teaches writing and literature. When she’s not writing or teaching, she plays tennis, plays the piano, and spends time with her daughters and their families, all who live in the Nashville area.

Reservations for the Friend’s luncheon and with speaker Phyllis Gobbell may be made at the Linebaugh Circulation Desk. You can also email the Friends at for a membership form that can be mailed in. Cost for the luncheon for members is $10 with a paid 2018 Friends of Linebaugh Library membership or with a Lifetime Membership. Non-members can attend for $15 but must make reservations. Only checks and cash are accepted, no credit cards. The library is located at 105 W. Vine Street. Seating is limited.

Friends of Linebaugh Library is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization formed in 1981 to promote the library and its activities through exhibits, special programming and library materials beyond the regular resources of the library.