Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Meeting the Author

Most of the marinas we visit have a book exchange spot somewhere--most are located in the laundry room.  The largest one I have discovered is at Warderick Wells in the Exuma's Land and Sea Park.  It is so extensive as to require sorting by author, with adult and children's sections.  We  have books on board for our guests and I have books loaded to my kindle for our sometimes long day trips on the water.   We have met published authors in St. Petersburg,  Marineland, Marathon, and Isle of Hope.  On a recent trip back home my mother and I went to a luncheon to meet the three co-authors of a new book.  Karen White, Beatriz Williams and Lauren Willig were recently in Lawrenceville promoting The Forgotten Room.  

The authors spoke at the Friends of the Gwinnett Public Library luncheon held at the Garden Plaza Independent Living Community.  The ladies were charming and entertaining while discussing how they plotted their most recent book, set in New York City in a mansion which  has some distant connection to Beatriz Williams .  The mystery involves Dr. Kate Schuyler when in 1945 she meets Captain Cooper Ravenal at a private hospital and spans several generations of women in her family.  I am looking forward to our next trip to start reading.  

I got started reading Karen White because many of her books take place in the South Carolina low country--a place that steal my heart and apparently hers.  My favorites are probably the Tradd Street series but have enjoyed all of the books below. 

  • On Folly Beach
  • The Color of Light
  • The Memory of Water
  • Learning to Breathe
  • The House on Tradd Street
  • The Girl on Legare Street
  • The Strangers on Montagu Street
  • Return to Tradd Street
  • The Beech Trees
  • Falling Home
  • The Sound of Glass


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