Connelly will provide community members a wonderful opportunity to learn of his personal journey to become and be a prolific writer, one that weaves inspiration, the writing process, courage to take risks with your art, as well as other topics. As a young man, Connelly went off to college and came close to flunking out because he had no idea what he wanted to be. After taking a brief pause from college and discovering his love of the crime novel genre, he went back to school and became an honor student in journalism. He continued on to become a Pulitzer Prize runner-up for his news reporting. Connelly would soon re-tool and emerge as one of the most popular writers in the world. His description of how he became initially inspired and what still inspires him is something that fascinates audiences around the world.