Authors @ the Library 2015 Event Series

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To inspire readers and writers and to encourage the love of reading!


Dr. James C. Clark, Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 2 p.m.

Popular author, historian and humorist Dr. James C. Clark will be appearing on Wednesday, Nov, 12 at 2 p.m. in the W. T. Bland Public Library in Mount Dora. Dr. Clark will present Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Florida History.

Book sales and signing will follow the event which is presented as part of the Authors @ the library series. Sponsored by the Mount Dora Library Association. For additional information call 735-7180 x 5.

In 1513, Spanish explorer Ponce de León first set foot on Florida's east coast. The land he discovered was a geographic anomaly so distinctive that astronaut Neil Armstrong said Florida was the first shape on earth he recognized on his return from a visit to the moon 456 years later. This unique state witnessed momentous events from the 1959 arrival of the first Cuban exiles under Fidel Castro to the 1981 launch of the Columbia, the first space shuttle. Join author and historian James C. Clark as he chronicles the history of the Sunshine State in this concise and captivating history.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Jim Clark is a Lecturer at the University of Central Florida. He holds a doctorate in Florida history from the University of Florida. He is the author of ten books, and is considered a leading authority in Florida history.  Dr. Clark has written for The Washington Post, Washington Star, Washington Monthly, The Nation, and Miami Herald.


Coming February 25, 2015



Eva Gates began her writing career as a Sunday writer: a single mother of three high-spirited daughters, with a full-time job as a computer programmer. Now she has more than ten novels under her belt, all in the mystery genre, published under the name Vicki Delany. She lives in Ontario.

“It’s a crime not to read Delany,” says the London Free Press. Vicki Delany is one of Canada’s most prolific and varied crime writers. She is the author of the Constable Molly Smith police series set in the British Columbia Interior, the light-hearted Klondike Gold Rush books, and novels of gothic suspense.

Book or By Crook, the first in the Lighthouse Library mysteries will be introduced on February 25th in the Lady Lake Public Library ~ 10 a.m. and the W. T. Bland Public Library ~ 2 p.m.

“For ten years Lucy has enjoyed her job poring over rare tomes of literature for the Harvard Library, but she has not enjoyed the demands of her family’s social whorl or her sort-of-engagement to the staid son of her father’s law partner. But when her ten-year relationship implodes, Lucy realizes that the plot of her life is in need of a serious rewrite.

Calling on her Aunt Ellen, Lucy hopes that a little fun in the Outer Banks sun—and some confections from her Cousin Josie’s bakery—will help clear her head. But her retreat quickly turns into an unexpected opportunity when Aunt Ellen gets her involved in the lighthouse library tucked away on Bodie Island.

Lucy is thrilled to land a librarian job in her favorite place in the world. But when a priceless first edition Jane Austen novel is stolen and the chair of the library board is murdered, Lucy suddenly finds herself ensnared in a real-life mystery—and she’s not so sure there’s going to be a happy ending….”