Canine adventures, murder mystery to be highlighted at author talks in Dayton

DAYTON — Joseph LeValley relied on his past experience as a journalist to write a gritty murder mystery.

Beth Bohlke Golden turns the adventures of her dog, Bob, into children’s picture books.

While their subject matters vary greatly, the two writers have a common link: both graduated from the old Dayton High School.

Both of them are returning to give presentations at the Dayton Public Library.

Golden; her co-author Lori Golden Meyer; and the Bob, the star of the book; will be at the library at 4 p.m. today. They will present the book “Bob’s ABC Adventures.”

LeValley will be at the library at 11 a.m. Saturday to present his book “Burying the Lede.”

Refreshments will be served at both author talks.

This will be the second visit to the library by Golden, Meyer and Bob. Their first visit was in 2016 to promote their first book “The Adventures of Bob.”

LeValley’s book follows a newspaper reporter as he tries to unravel a double murder.

He began his career as a newspaper reporter, then became a health care executive. He is also a musician who was inducted into the Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the group Mourning Glory Rock Band.

After graduating from Dayton High School, he earned an associate degree from Iowa Central Community College. He later earned a bachelor’s degree from Drake University in Des Moines and a master’s degree from the University of Iowa in Iowa City.

Dayton Public Library Author Talks

• Beth Bohlke Golden, Lori Golden Meyer and Bob the dog at 4 p.m. today

• Joseph LeValley at 11 a.m. Saturday

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