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Local author releases ‘An Unnatural Selection,’ the second book in the Nature Station Mystery Series

PRINCETON — Jannifer Powelson will be on hand with her latest book, “An Unnatural Selection,” during the Princeton Public Library’s Author Fair on Saturday, Oct. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Powelson is also the author of four books in the award winning Rachel Raccoon and Sammy Skunk Series. These educational books use entertaining storylines, colorful and realistic illustrations, and actual photos taken by Powelson. She is employed as a resource conservationist at the Stark County Soil and Water Conservation District and resides in Princeton with her family. Powelson is currently working on “Freak of Nature,” the third book in the Nature Station Mystery Series.

Books in the Nature Station Mystery Series in the Rachel Raccoon and Sammy Skunk Series may be purchased from several local stores and online retailers.

“An Unnatural Selection” contains all the ingredients of a fresh, all natural, cozy murder mystery. Saturday night in Eklund, Ill., means eating out at the town’s fanciest restaurant. But while diners are perusing the menu selections, someone is plotting the unthinkable. Naturalist Kristen Matthews is spending a romantic evening with her boyfriend, Brett Stevenson, but right before dessert is served, her dream date turns into a nightmare when she discovers her friend’s body. To make matters worse, the wildflowers she supplied the restaurant on behalf of the Nature Station could be a potential cause of death. In order to clear her name, Kristen researches noxious plants and uncovers secrets that Eklund’s finest would prefer to keep hidden.

Will Kristen ask too many questions and put herself in danger? Will the right answers be revealed?

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