Authors @ the Library Event Series

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2011 Author @ the Library Series
2008 Author @ the Library Series

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

Originally initiated in 2008, the Authors @ the Library program continues with one of our favorite Florida authors, Tim Dorsey! The libraries will feature outstanding authors in the libraries and at the annual Lake BookFest (formerly the Festival of Reading.

 

Upcoming Events

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Jamie Freveletti (Author) Jamie Freveletti is a trial attorney, martial artist, and runner. She has crewed for an elite ultra-marathon runner at 50 mile, 100 mile, and twenty-four hour races across the country, and holds a black belt in aikido, a Japanese martial art. After law school she lived in Geneva, Switzerland while obtaining a diploma in International Studies. Back in Chicago, she represented clients in areas ranging from class actions for mass salmonella poisoning to securities fraud.

Her debut thriller, Running from the Devil, was chosen as a “Notable Book” by the Independent Booksellers of America, awarded "Best First Novel" by the International Thriller Writers, awarded a Barry Award for "Best First Novel" by Deadly Pleasures Magazine, and nominated for a Macavity Award for" Best First Mystery" by the Mystery Readers International and "Favorite First Novel of 2009" by Crimespree Magazine. It has been translated into three languages and was an international bestseller.

Her second novel, Running Dark, released in June 2010, hit both the Chicagoland and South Florida bestseller lists and the third novel in her series, The Ninth Day released in September 2011 and was chosen as one of the "Best Thrillers of 2011" by Suspense Magazine.

For more information about Jamie Freveletti, visit www.jamiefreveletti.com.

Dead Asleep - Cover

The Janus Reprisal - Cover

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 | 11:30 a.m.
W.T. Bland Public Library
1995 N. Donnelly St., Mount Dora

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 | 2:30 p.m.
Lady Lake Public Library
225 W. Guava St., Lady Lake

Lake County Library System is honored to host internationally bestselling author Jamie Freveletti, on her national tour with the fourth in her Emma Caldridge series, Dead Asleep. Dead Asleep is the pulse-pounding next entry in the award-winning Emma Caldridge series which includes Running from the Devil, Running Dark and The Ninth Day. Jamie Freveletti’s brilliant biochemist Emma Caldridge is once again joined by special agent Cameron Sumner and security contractor Edward Banner in an effort to stop the spread of a mysterious sleeping sickness on an island where voodoo—and possibly worse—are practiced.

Dead Asleep is Freveletti’s fourth Emma Caldridge thriller. She published her first in the series, Running from the Devil—a Best First Novel winner of ITW’s Thriller Award and the Barry Awards, in 2009. In January, 2011, she was tapped by the Estate of Robert Ludlum to write the next in the Covert One series, titled The Janus Reprisal. A world traveler, Freveletti currently resides in Chicago with her family.

Events are free, sponsored by HarperCollins Publishers and the Lake County Library System. Books will be available for purchase from Raintree Books and the author will be available for signing.

   

   

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 | 7 p.m.
“Especially for Writers”
W.T. Bland Public Library
1995 N. Donnelly St., Mount Dora

Writers One Flight Up, in conjunction with the Lake County Library System, is honored to present a special evening “Especially for Writers” with best-selling author, Jamie Freveletti. This evening is part of her national tour with the fourth in her Emma Caldridge series, Dead Asleep. This will be Freveletti’s third appearance in Lake County, and her first “Especially for Writers.” She will share her experiences entering and succeeding in the writing arena, as well as techniques and practices that have enabled her successful climb to being an international best-selling author. The event is free and open to writers from any genre or background or level of experience.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Tim Dorsey (Author) Tim Dorsey was born in Indiana, moved to Florida at the age of 1, and grew up in a small town about an hour north of Miami called Riviera Beach. He graduated from Auburn University in 1983. While at Auburn, he was editor of the student newspaper, The Plainsman.

From 1983 to 1987, he was a police and courts reporter for The Alabama Journal, the now-defunct evening newspaper in Montgomery. He joined The Tampa Tribune in 1987 as a general assignment reporter. He also worked as a political reporter in the Tribune’s Tallahassee bureau and a copy desk editor. From 1994 to 1999, he was the Tribune’s night metro editor. He left the paper in August 1999 to write full time and has since published fifteen novels in several languages: Florida Roadkill, Hammerhead Ranch Motel, Orange Crush, Triggerfish Twist, The Stingray Shuffle, Cadillac Beach, Torpedo Juice, The Big Bamboo, Hurricane Punch, Atomic Lobster, Nuclear Jellyfish, Gator A-Go-Go, Electric Barracuda, When Elves Attack and Pineapple Grenade.

Visit Tim Dorsey's website.


When Elves Attack - Cover Thursday, December 6, 2012 | 3:30 p.m.
W.T. Bland Public Library
1995 N. Donnelly St., Mount Dora

Lake County Library System is honored to present nationally best-selling author Tim Dorsey who brings a joyous christmas greeting from the criminal nutbars of the sunshine state. For all fans of Tim Dorsey, When Elves Attack is a new take on the Christmas spirit. It’s ho, ho, ho time in this hilarious and wacky Florida holiday tale, featuring big-hearted psychopath, Serge Storms and his sidekick, Coleman. Like Santa, Serge knows who’s been naughty and who’s been nice. “Dorsey weaves in the overt insanity of our holiday season with his own special brand to give us a special little tome. When Elves Attack will win Dorsey new fans.” (Florida Times-Union)

Book sales and signing will follow. The events are free sponsored in part by the Friends of the W.T. Bland Public Library. For additional information call 352-735-7180 x5.

 

Riptide Ultra Glide - Cover Wednesday, March 6, 2013 | 6:30 p.m.
Leesburg Public Library
100 E. Main St., Leesburg

Book sales and signing will follow. The events are free sponsored in part by the Friends of the Leesburg Public Library. For additional information call 352-728-9790.

Thursday, March 7, 2013 | 2 p.m.
W.T. Bland Public Library
1995 N. Donnelly St., Mount Dora

Book sales and signing will follow. The events are free sponsored in part by the Friends of the W.T. Bland Public Library. For additional information call 352-735-7180 x5.

 

Lake County Library System is honored to welcome back nationally best-selling author Tim Dorsey. Tim is on the national book tour for his new book, Riptide Ultra Glide. Tim has published fifteen novels in several languages: Florida Roadkill, Hammerhead Ranch Motel, Orange Crush, Triggerfish Twist, The Stingray Shuffle, Cadillac Beach, Torpedo Juice, The Big Bamboo, Hurricane Punch, Atomic Lobster, Nuclear Jellyfish, Gator A-Go-Go, Electric Barracuda, When Elves Attack and Pineapple Grenade.