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Meet the Author Marathon

Florida Authors Virtual Gallery

This literary marathon will cover stories from relationships to resumes. Meet these new, local and even award-winning authors at your local library during September!

Orlando Public Library, Albertson Room

Saturday, September 8, 11 a.m.
Scott Vedder's best-selling book, Signs of a Great Résumé, will teach you how to write a résumé that speaks for itself. This lighthearted book presents an effective approach to the serious business of writing résumés. Vedder has conducted more than 5,000 thousand interviews as a recruiter at a Fortune 100 company. Book sale and signing follows program.

Secrets of a Boy, Lost

Orlando Public Library, Albertson Room

Saturday, September 15, 11 a.m.
Author William Prentiss hosts a talk about his semi-autobiographical novel Secrets of a Boy, Lost. His novel tells the story of a 15-year-old boy who is suddenly orphaned and runs away to establish a new life. Prentiss is the founder of Operation Comeback—a program for troubled youth that was recognized by President Reagan. Stay after the program for a book sale and signing!

Daughter of the Caribbean

Orlando Public Library, Albertson Room

Saturday, September 15, 2 p.m.
Norma Jennings’ debut novel, Daughter of the Caribbean, pays homage to her native island paradise of Jamaica. Follow the journey of Olivia who learns valuable life lessons on family, relationships, and understanding and embracing one’s heritage. A book sale and signing will follow the program.

The Last Temptation

Orlando Public Library, Albertson Room

Monday, September 17, 6:30 p.m.
Award-winning author Gerrie Ferris Finger new novel The Last Temptation tells the story of one man's journey to find his missing daughter who he believes has been taken by her mother. Finger will discuss how her background as a reporter helped her weave this edgy, thrilling mystery featuring a host of eccentric characters. A book sale and signing will follow the program.

The Life of Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Orlando Public Library, Albertson Room

Friday, September 21, 10:30 a.m.
Author Virnell Anne Bruce visits Orlando to discuss her book, Shells: A Cameo of Anne Morrow Lindbergh.  Anne Morrow Lindbergh was one of the most accomplished women of the twentieth century: writer, aviator, mother and wife. While the book, Shells, is a one-woman play, it reads as a story on Mrs. Lindbergh’s life and challenges — from children and parents to pioneering aviation flights and extramarital affairs.  During her personal journey, Anne was on a constant quest to find what she called real life.  As Shells unfolds, it's evident she needn't have gone looking for real life — it found her.  Sit down with Mrs. Bruce and learn about Mrs. Lindbergh’s life.  A book sale and signing will follow the program.

Winged Descent

Orlando Public Library, Albertson Room

Saturday, September 22, 1 p.m.
Local author Heather Dencker presents her debut novel Winged Descent at the library. Dencker is a self-published author and will speak about Winged Descent, the first book in her Winged series. Learn more about self-publishing and writing from this first-time author. A book sale and signing will follow the program.

The Truth About Room Share

Washington Park Branch

Saturday, September 22, 2:30 p.m.
Local author Florence Mathis speaks about her easy-to-read guide on room share. Her book, The Truth about Room Share, Sharing a Piece of Your Apple Pie, provides an honest look at how to identify disconnects between people. This helpful tool can assist anyone in avoiding a potentially problematic relationship with a future roommate or tenant.

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