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The Friends of the Palm Beach County Library System Present: Writers LIVE! 2016

Our Writers LIVE! series brings the community together with authors and their books. Our eighth annual event boasts an exciting line up of bestselling authors who will discuss their latest works, chat with you, and sign books. These talks will be held across the county at different library locations from January through April. Featured speakers and events include:

  • Val McDermid, author of "Splinter the Silence: A Tony Hill and Carol Jordan Novel."
  • Janice Kaplan, best-selling author of "Mine are Spectacular" and the inspirational memoir "The Gratitude Diaries."
  • Scott Turow, who will be leading the 2016 Palm Beach Peril panel discussion.
  • Tami Hoag, a fifteen-time bestselling author of the Kovac/Liska series with her latest "The Bitter Season."
  • Tim Dorsey, a perennial favorite with the 19th entry in the Storm Serge series, "Coconut Cowboy."
  • Debbie Macomber, NYT best-selling author of her new book, "A Girl’s Guide to Moving On."
  • Phillip Margolin, best-winning novelist of his new book, "Violent Crimes."
  • Ronald Balson, best-selling author of "Once We Were Brothers" and his new novel, "Saving Sophie."
  • Eloisa James, best-selling award-winning historical romance author with her latest, "My American Duchess."
  • Stephanie Evanovich, New Jersey romance author and tae kwon do warrior with her third contemporary romance, "The Total Package."
  • Allison Brennan, NYT best-selling author of her new book, "Poisonous."

This series is made possible through the generous support of the Friends of the Palm Beach County Library System, Inc.

Preregister for Eloisa James
Val McDermid
Gardens Branch
Wed, Jan 13, 2:00 pm

This best-selling novelist will talk about her new book "Splinter the Silence." (90 min.) Preregistration begins Mon, Jan 04, at 10:00 am, by phone, in person, or by returning to this page. Registration is closed.

Lincoln Child
Gardens Branch
Wed, Jan 27, 2:00 pm

This best-selling novelist will talk about his new book "Crimson Shore," co-authored with Douglas Preston. (90 min.) Preregistration begins Tue, Jan 19, at 10:00 am, by phone, in person, or by returning to this page. Registration is closed.

Janice Kaplan
West Boynton Branch
Wed, Jan 27, 6:30 pm

This best-selling novelist will talk about her new book "The Gratitude Diaries." (90 min.) Preregistration begins Tue, Jan 19, at 10:00 am, by phone, in person, or by returning to this page. Registration is closed.

Palm Beach Peril: The Birth of a Thriller with Scott Turow & the International Thriller Writers Debut Authors Panel
Lake Worth Playhouse, Lake Worth
Fri, Jan 29, 2:00 pm

Best-selling novelist Scott Turow ("Identical") hosts a panel of debut thriller writers at the Lake Worth Playhouse, located at 713 Lake Ave, Lake Worth. Oline Cogdill of the Sun-Sentinel moderates. A book signing will follow. (90 min.) Preregistration begins Fri, Jan 22, at 10:00 am, by phone, in person, or by returning to this page. Registration is closed.

Tami Hoag
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Feb 02, 2:00 pm

This best-selling novelist will talk about her new book "The Bitter Season." (90 min.) Preregistration begins Tue, Jan 26, at 10:00 am by phone, in person, or by returning to this page. Registration is closed.

Tim Dorsey
Jupiter Branch
Mon, Feb 08, 3:00 pm
Gardens Branch
Mon, Feb 08, 6:30 pm

This best-selling Florida novelist and will talk about his new book "Coconut Cowboy." (90 min.) Preregistration begins Mon, Feb 01, at 10:00 am, by phone, in person, or by returning to this page. Registration is closed.

Charles Todd
Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Feb 18, 6:30 pm

This NYT best-selling novelist will talk about his new book "No Shred of Evidence." (90 min.) Preregistration begins Mon, Feb 08, at 10:00 am, by phone, in person, or by returning to this page. Registration is closed.

Debbie Macomber
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Feb 23, 2:00 pm

This NYT best-selling novelist will talk about her new book "A Girl’s Guide to Moving On." (90 min.) Preregistration begins Tue, Feb 16, at 10:00 am, by phone, in person, or by returning to this page. Registration is closed.

Chris Pavone
West Boca Branch
Sat, Feb 27, 2:00 pm

This NYT best-selling novelist will talk about his upcoming book "The Travelers." (90 min.) Preregistration begins Tue, Feb 16, at 10:00 am, by phone, in person, or by returning to this page. Registration is closed.

Phillip Margolin
Main Library
Thu, Mar 03, 6:30 pm

This best-winning novelist will talk about his new book "Violent Crimes." (90 min.) Preregistration begins Mon, Feb 22, at 10:00 am, by phone, in person, or by returning to this page. Registration is closed.

Ronald Balson
West Boynton Branch
Tue, Mar 08, 2:00 pm
Glades Road Branch
Wed, Mar 09, 2:00 pm

This best-selling novelist will talk about his new book "Saving Sophie." (90 min.) Preregistration begins Mon, Feb 29, at 10:00 am, by phone, in person, or by returning to this page. Registration is closed.

Eloisa James
Gardens Branch
Tue, Mar 22, 6:30 pm

This best-selling novelist will talk about her new book "My American Duchess." (90 min.) Preregistration begins Mon, Mar 14, at 10:00 am, by phone, in person, or by returning to this page.

Stephanie Evanovich
West Boca Branch
Wed, Mar 23, 2:00 pm

This best-selling novelist will talk about her new book "The Total Package." (90 min.) Preregistration begins Mon, Mar 14, at 10:00 am, by phone, in person, or by returning to this page. Registration is closed.

David Allen Sibley
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Sun, Apr 03, 2:00 pm

Considered to be one of the most comprehensive guides to bird identification, ornithologist David Allen Sibley will discuss his brand new edition of his seminal work, “The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America.” (90 min) A raffle to benefit the Friends of the Library will be held at the event to have dinner with the author on the evening of Sun, Apr 03rd. Tickets will be $5 each or five tickets for $20. Cash only, please. Preregistration begins Mon, Mar 21, at 10:00 am, by phone, in person, or by returning to this page.

Allison Brennan
Glades Road Branch
Wed, Apr 13, 2:00 pm

This best-selling novelist will talk about her new book "Poisonous." (90 min.) Preregistration begins Mon, Apr 04, at 10:00 am, by phone, in person, or by returning to this page.