Author Christina Abt to speak on book, travels at Carmel Clay Public Library


By Renee Larr



Author visits to the Carmel Clay Public Library aren’t unusual. However, when Christina Abt visits on March 13, she will share about more than just her latest book.

Abt is working on a project called 64 and more, an idea she had when she turned 64 years old. The project involves traveling across the U.S. to see the sights but mostly connect with people and tell their stories.

“She’s gone on a year-long travel and interview trip across the United States,” said Beth Jenneman, CCPL communications director. “She’ll discuss her book, but she’ll also discuss this journey she’s been taking, so it’s kind of different.”

Abt travels with no particular destination in mind, and interviewees have included a couple married for more than 70 years and the head pilot of an airline during the 9/11 crisis.

A writer for more than 30 years, Abt has written for magazines, newspapers, blogs, books and has been a talk radio host. Her most recent book release is “Crown Hill: A Novel of Love, Life and the Afterlife.”

CCPL plans to continue hosting one visiting author a month.

“Our committee that is doing this just keeps going out there and looking for unique authors,” Jenneman said. “I think it’s pretty cool.”

Hear Christina Abt

When: 1:30 to 3 p.m. March 13

Where: Program room at the Carmel Clay Public Library, 55 4th Ave. SE, Carmel

Cost: Free, but register in advance at 317-844-6711 or

More info: Books will be available for purchase, and a signing will take place after the discussion. Light refreshments will be provided by Market District.

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