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Romance writers book signing event at the Alliance

By Staff | Jan 28, 2010

Southwest Florida Romance Writers will host a book signing event at the Alliance for the Arts on March 13 from 10 a.m. to noon to celebrate local authors and announce their new works.
As an affiliated chapter of the national organization of Romance Writers of America the local chapter’s membership includes successful and renowned authors. The community is invited to come get acquainted with these writers and purchase signed copy of their books, while enjoying the Alliance galleries.
Participating authors include the following:
* Linda Bilodeau is a former teacher at Indiana University’s Kelly School of Business who has published three novels including THE OLIVE BRANCE, STEPPING THROUGH THE SEAGRASS and THE WINE SEEKERS. www.lindabilodeau.com
* Karna Small Bodman, is the author of three political thrillers. Her latest is FINAL FINESSE. She served in the Reagan White House for six years – last post: Senior director of the National Security Council. When she left she was the highest ranking woman on The White House staff. www.karnabodman.com
* Renée Gardner has murdered at least a dozen people, that is, in the course of writing mystery novels and short stories. Manhattan’s Upper East Side, where she lived for many years, is the locale for her Sutton Place cozy mystery series, THE TAP DANSING GORILLA and AND THE DOG TOOK THE CAT. www.reneegardner.com
* Anna Schmidt is the award-winning author of more than 20 works of historical and contemporary fiction. Her most recent books are AN UNEXPECTED SUITOR and HOME AT LAST. Both were finalists for the 2009 Reviewer’s Choice Award from Romantic Times magazine. Anna has twice been finalist for the prestigious RITA award and she won Romantic Times magazine’s Reviewer’s Choice Award. www.booksbyanna.com
* A.Y. Stratton grew up in Illinois and Wisconsin. She graduated from Vassar College with a major in English. As a child she had trouble sleeping, so she made up adventures starring herself and imagined she’d write them down one day. The romantic suspense action in BURIED HEART takes place in Milwaukee and on a Mayan ruin. www.aystratton.com
* When Joyce Wells asked for help creating a new work of fiction, Spirit responded with THE PEACE SEEKERS, Jasmine-Jade, 2008, a psychic/adventure story. When she isn’t on the golfing links, she teaches online classes for Writers Digest and studies parapsychology–the connection between present and past, physical and spiritual. www.joycewellsauthor.com
Join the Alliance to welcome the Romance Writers of America for their book signing event on March 13 from 10 a.m. to noon.
The Alliance for the Arts proudly supports the artists and arts organizations in our area as the state designated Local Arts Agency for Lee County. The Alliance for the Arts galleries are open from 9 to 5 Monday through Friday and from 9 to 1 on Saturdays, located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard just south of Colonial Boulevard. Visit www.ArtInLee.org for more details of all the excitement our community has to offer.

Source: Alliance for the Arts