Vampire novel featured at library Words Worth Hearing program

A vampire story and the story within are featured at the next Words Worth Hearing program at T.B. Scott Library.

Susan M. Lucente of Rhinelander will present the vampire novel “Fall of the Fold” at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 19 in the Community Room. Lucente will dress herself as Duncan Collier, one of the novel’s characters, and tasteful attire suitable to the subject and the season is welcome.

“Fall of the Fold” was written by Lucente’s friend, Liane Kraft. A native of Chicago, Liane expressed ample creativity through her work and outside interests. While she worked as a beautician and later, while living in Oshkosh, operated an Internet craft business called the Kraft Dragon, Kraft also was a self-taught writer. Most of Liane’s writing output consisted of journaling and short stories, but she also completed a vampire novel, “Fall of the Fold.”

Liane may have been a prophet in addition to her other talents. When she attempted to have “Fall of the Fold” published shortly before her death in 1999 from cancer, some of the publishers rejecting her manuscript told Liane that vampires weren’t an interesting subject. What a difference a decade makes!

Just over a year ago, Lucente took up the challenge of bringing her late friend’s creation to light – finding a publisher, editing the manuscript, and designing the cover. At Tuesday’s presentation, Susan will not only share “Fall of the Fold” the novel, but also the story of her efforts to honor Liane’s memory through its publication.

“Fall of the Fold” is available through Rose Dog Books, but at Tuesday’s presentation, copies will be available for sale and signing by Lucente.

Refreshments, compliments of First Street Coffee Station and The Checkered Churn, will be available. Learn more at 715-536-7191 or

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