Sheffield to discuss offbeat characters

PUTNEY — The Landmark College Spring 2018 Academic Speaker Series continues with a presentation by author Jamie Sheffield titled, "Neurodiverse Characters in Fiction: Perspectives Beyond the Vanilla," on March 12, at 7 p.m. in the Brooks M. O' Brien auditorium, located in the East Academic Building.

Sheffield's 2013 debut novel, "Here Be Monsters," introduced the world to Tyler Cunningham, a character who is uncomfortable with social interactions, yet has a unique ability to solve mysteries. Sheffield has since written three more full-length novels in the Tyler Cunningham Adirondack Mystery series, with the latest being the 2016 Thunderstruck, in addition to a series of shorter e-books about the exploits of his protagonist.

Before pursuing writing as a full-time career, Sheffield served as a special education teacher in the Lake Placid Central School District for nearly 20 years.

He is currently pursuing his M.F.A. in Creative Writing at Goddard Collage, and holds an undergraduate degree in Environmental Science and English (writing) from Saint Lawrence University and a graduate degree in Education from Syracuse University.

This event is free and open to the public.

For directions, a campus map, and more information about the Landmark College Academic Speaker Series, visit, or contact Adrienne Major at

The Landmark College Academic Speaker Series is made possible by Platinum Sponsor, The Richards Group, and Gold Sponsor, Green Mountain Tent Rentals. Videos of previous speaker presentations are made possible by Brattleboro Community Television and can be found at


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