Bestselling author Kate Quinn brings her passion for historical fiction to Bay City on Sept. 27

If you think history is boring, you might want to pick up a novel by Kate Quinn. Critics have praised the bestselling author of historical fiction for breathing life into her characters and inspiring interest in the events of the past. 

If you like what you read, you have a chance to see Quinn in person at 7 p.m. Tues., Sept. 27 at the State Theater, 913 Washington Ave. in Downtown Bay City. 

The Bay County Library System invited Quinn here to discuss and sign her books as well as answer questions from the audience. Copies of her books will be for sale during the event. Information about the event also is available on Facebook.

Graphic courtesy of the Bay County Library SystemQuinn's best-known works include "The Alice Network," which tells the story of two women, The first is Eve Gardiner, who is recruited to serve as a spy in the Alice Network during World War I. The second is Charlie St. Clair, a pregnant college student searching for her cousin Rose in the aftermath of World War II.

Quinn also is known for "The Diamond Eye," which tells the true story of Mila Pavlichenko. Mila was a librarian and mother in Kiev, now known as Kyiv, when Hitler invaded the Ukraine and Russia. Quinn tells the story of Mila's transformation into a deadly sniper. The book follows her long after the war, detailing the impact the war had on her as well as Mila's impact on the world.

On her website, Quinn shares her goal for all of her novels.

"I’ve loved history all my life, and I hope to share that love with you," she writes.

"Too often we grow up thinking history is boring, dull, nothing but flat lists of dates and places. In my books I hope to show the life, the laughter, and the humanity that runs through our common past. Whether writing about World War I France or post-World War II London, ancient Rome or Renaissance Italy, I bring you history with an irreverent twist: stories to make you laugh, cry, then laugh some more."