AUTHOR SHOWCASE SCHEDULE
January - October 2013
All Author Talks are from 6:30 pm – 7:50 pm on the 3rd Tuesday of the month.
(For more info, go to: Author Showcase Blog)
January 15th: Enid Shomer is the author of the highly acclaimed novel The Twelve Rooms of the Nile, a fictionalized account of the meeting of Gustave Flaubert and Florence Nightingale in 1850 in Egypt. She is also the author of several books of poetry. Website: www.enidshomer.com
February 19th: Irish author Pauline Lawless has written four Irish best-sellers. Her latest, Behind Every Cloud, is about a group who take a wine course. Other books have been about a women’s weight loss group, a collection of shoe addicts, and a family which relocates to Paris for a year. Website: www.paulinelawless.com
March 19th: Author, Augusta Scattergood’s debut young adult novel Glory Be is set in 1964 in a Mississippi town and is about friendship, family and difficult choices due to the arrival of the civil rights movement in their town. In November, Glory Be, was named by Amazon as a Top Middle Grade Novel for the Year. And Ms. Scattergood’s second book will be published by Scholastic in the autumn of 2014. Website: www.augustascattergood.com
April 16th: Paul Tsompanas’s non-fiction book Juan Patron: A Fallen Star in the Days of Billy the Kid reads like a rip-roaring six-shooter novel. The book is about the territory of New Mexico in the last half of the 1800’s whose hero Juan hobnobs with characters like Billy the Kid, and Lew Wallace, the author of Ben Hur, during the time of the bloody Lincoln County War.
May 21st: Senator Bob Graham, author of Keys to the Kingdom, is a former U.S. Senator and former Governor of the State of Florida. The book is set in the post 9/11 era with spies, murder, and international conspiracy.
June 18th: This month's speaker with be Deanna J. Bennett, who has written the first book in a trilogy that is a tribute to her grandmother entitled, Anna: Going to America, which chronicles the life of a 15-year old Lithuanian girl who immigrates to America in 1914. For more info on Deanna, please click HERE.
July 16th: Suzin Carr is the author of I Choose, a prize-winning children’s book illustrated by her 7-year-old son and I Choose, Too, for adults. Both books are about taking responsibility for your life.
August 20th: Debby Mayne ‘s latest book is Pretty Is as Pretty Does, the first in her Class Reunion series (Abingdon Press). The second, Bless Her Heart, is due out in August and the third, Tickled Pink, in September. Debby Mayne has published more than 30 books and novellas, 400 print short stories and articles, 1,000 web articles, and dozens of devotions for women. She has worked as managing editor of a national health magazine, product information writer for HSN, and creative writing instructor for Long Ridge Writers Group. She also judges the Writers Digest Annual Competition, Short-Short Contest, and Self-Published Book Competition. Three of Debby’s books have been top ten favorites by the Heartsong Presents book club. Love Finds You in Treasure Island, Florida received 4-1/2 stars and a Top Pick from Romantic Times Magazine in July 2009. Website: http://debbymayne.com/
September 17th: BonSue Brandvik is the author of Pearls: Spirits of the Belleview Biltmore, the first volume of a series set at the Belleview Biltmore. The story combines history, mystery and romance and paranormal elements – dream visitations by some of the many spirits who reside at the old hotel. Website: http://bonsuebrandvik.com/
October 15th: Lisa Unger is an award-winning New York Times and international best-selling author. Her novels have sold over 1 million copies in the U.S. and have been translated into 26 different languages. Her latest novel, Heartbroken, is a tense story about the limits of dysfunctional families and of an island haunted by dark memories and restless ghosts. Website: http://lisaunger.com/