East Lake Community Library

January - October 2015

The East Lake Communiy Library Author Showcase is an opportunity to hear authors talk about their books and their writing and for the audience to interact with them. 

Unless otherwise noted, 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 26th: Mary Dresser is the author of eight historical novels covering periods from Roman times to the War of 1812.  Because it’s Gasparilla month in Tampa Bay, she will be here to talk about her book A Nest of Pirates which is about the American pirates who turned the course of the War of 1812.



APRIL 21st: Anastasia Charalabakos, a writer and teacher of English as a second language, will be here to talk about her book From Darkness to Triumph: Creating Success Amidst Barriers, which chronicles the trials and achievements of her life as a blind person. The book shows how handicaps do not have to present insurmountable barriers and how those who live and work with the blind should not, through well-intentioned over-protection, limit the ability of the blind to achieve.

MAY 19th: Diane Capri, bestselling author of twelve books and a "recovering lawyer", will be here. Diane says she writes mystery and suspense for the same reason she reads: to have fun, find out what happens, why people do what they do, and to restore order to an unjust world. Her Jack Reacher series is a spin-off of the Lee Childs novels. Her latest book is Hit The Road Jack. For more information on this author, please go to www.dianecapri.com.

JUNE 16th: Ray Weaver, local author of five crime thrillers, will talk about his latest book in the Justice Series, Final Justice.

JULY 21st: Ken Dye is a former narcotics undercover cop from St. Louis who has written two undercover cop novels: Beyond the Shadow of the Arch and Shadow of the Arch.  For more information on the author, please go to www.beyondtheshadowofthearch.com.

AUGUST 18th: Frank Clarke, author of the futuristic political thriller, Tipping Point: A Tale of the 2nd U.S. Civil War, will be here to discuss his book.

SEPTEMBER 15th: K.E. Lamont, author of the young adult book Chasing Death, will be here!  She wrote the book as a teenage participant for National Novel Writing Month (NANOWRIMO) and has gone on to publish. She’ll talk about the book, how she wrote it and her experience with NANOWRIMO. For more information on this author, please go to www.kkandian.com.

OCTOBER 27th (fourth Tuesday of the month): David C. Edmonds will talk about Lily of Peru, his romantic thriller about a professor's struggle to get the woman he loves out of Peru during the turbulent times of the insurrection of the Shining Path rebels.  Mr. Edmonds based the novel on his experiences in Latin America as a Peace Corps volunteer.  He has been a Fulbright professor of economics and is the author of seven non-fiction books.  For more information on this author, please go to http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/535117.David_C_Edmonds.

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