Warren native releases novel

Author Susan Crossett Dilks has published her second novel, “Love in Three Acts,” a tale involving a cellist and her friends.

Trying to capture the love of a long-time heart throb, their encounters take the readers from Libby’s early twenties in grad school to her late sixties, proving passion really doesn’t change with age.

The innocent days of an Italian idyll in 1960 are followed by a reunion of the quartet in Aspen in 1985, time to catch up with all four. Libby has one last chance in Chicago many years later.

Writing under her maiden name, Susan Crossett writes a weekly column for the Dunkirk NY Observer. “Musings from the Hill” appears every Friday morning.

“Her Reason for Being,” published in 2008, follows two families in Buffalo over forty years from 1877 to 1916 which includes the buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright there and so much more. Much of the plot revolves around the shooting in Lily Dale of a medium who has become very successful entertaining the ladies of Buffalo. Another section brings one of the families to the Warren State Hospital. It has been praised for its historical accuracy while never giving the reader the feeling history is being crammed down his throat.

Susan graduated from Warren High School in 1956 and returned with her family to live in town from 1972 until 1992. Since then she has resided in Cassadaga, N.Y. She hopes to return in the fall for a reading and signing.