Author, Linda Maria Frank, Presents a Lecture on DNA Fingerprinting to the Long Island Chapter of Sisters in Crime

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Linda Maria Frank, author of Annie Tillery Mysteries, will give a presentation on how DNA fingerprinting is done to solve crimes. The lecture will be presented to the Long Island Chapter of Sisters in Crime, or SinC on January 26 at the Half Hollow Hills Library.

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As a member of Sisters in Crime, a primarily female organization of mystery and crime novelists, Linda Maria Frank will share the expertise she developed as a teacher of forensics science by giving a lecture on DNA fingerprinting.
Frank's YA mystery series, Annie Tillery Mysteries, include two published books, "The Madonna Ghost" and "Girl with Pencil Drawing". Her blog offers a sample of how her her heroine, Annie, uses forensic science to process clues and solve cases. The program involves the following points: what a DNA fingerprint is, how it is collected, the major analysis techniques, its statistical significance as evidence, and some famous cases in which DNA evidence played a major role.
The members of SinC meet once a month, and share information, expertise and experiences that are essential for making good mystery stories.
Frank claims that adding credible science to your novels makes for a stronger plot.
The lecture will be held on January 26 at the Half Hollow Hills Library on Long Island from 11:00AM to 2:00PM.
About Linda Maria Frank: After a lifelong career teaching science at both the high school and university levels, Frank embarked on a career as an author converting case studies from her forensic science courses into credible mysteries for girls of all ages. She resides on Long Island, New York. The soon-to-be-released next book of the Annie Tillery Mysteries is "Secrets in the Fairy Chimneys". Frank continues to reach out to educators proving lesson plans bases on her books on her website. She does fundraising events using her adventures in authorship as a draw. Frank also is the producer of "The Writer's Dream", a local access TV show, featuring interviews with authors

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