Bestselling thriller writer Martini up next for Out Loud! Author Series

The political season is heating up in Iowa, but nothing on the campaign trail is likely to rival the intrigue on display in Steve Martini’s political thrillers. Martini will read from his latest novel, Trader of Secrets, for Out Loud! The Metro Library Network Author Series on Friday, June 24 at 7 p.m.

The event—which is free and open to the public with no tickets required—will take place in Ballantyne Auditorium on the Kirkwood Community College campus. The Out Loud! Author Series is a program of the Cedar Rapids, Marion, and Hiawatha Public Libraries.

Martini introduced his popular character, attorney Paul Madriani, in 1992’s Compelling Evidence. The recently released Trader of Secrets is the twelfth novel featuring Madriani. Prior to the publication of his first novel, The Simeon Chamber in 1987, Martini had careers as a journalist and an attorney.

Following his reading, Martini will take questions from the audience and then sign books. The Cedar Rapids Barnes & Noble will be on hand with copies of Trader of Secrets and other Martini titles available for purchase.

Martini’s event is the fifth of six Out Loud! events in 2011. Meg Cabot, bestselling author for youth and adults, will wrap up this year’s season on Tuesday, July 12 at 7 p.m.

More information about the Out Loud! Author Series is available at Steve Martini’s website can be found at

Out Loud! The Metro Library Network Author Series is supported by the Giacoletto Foundation with media support from The Gazette and event book sales provided by Barnes & Noble Booksellers. Additional support for Steve Martini’s event comes from Gray, Stefani & Mitvalsky PLC and Rush & Nicholson PLC.


Upcoming Out Loud! The Metro Library Network Author Series


Steve Martini

Friday, June 24, 7 p.m.

Ballantyne Auditorium


Meg Cabot

Tuesday, July 12, 7 p.m.

Ballantyne Auditorium


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