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The Friends of the Palm Beach County Library System Present: Writers LIVE! 2014

Our Writers LIVE! series brings the community together with authors and their books. Our Sixth Annual event boasts an exciting line-up of best-selling 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:

  • Contemporary Romance authors Lori Wilde, Candis Terry, and Cara Connelly.
  • Thrill writer John Katzenbach.
  • Elaine Viets, Agatha, Anthony and Left Award winner.
  • Florida author and Writers LIVE! veteran Tim Dorsey.
  • Historical fiction writer Robin Oliveira.
  • Edgar Award-winning writer Laura Lippman.
  • Julie Kramer author of thrillers set in the world of TV news.
  • James Grippando, former Miami trial lawyer and author of seventeen thrillers.
  • J.A. Jance, author of mystery and horror novels.
  • New York Times best-selling author, Cara Black.
  • Q&A with best-selling author Jane Green.
  • Elin Hilderbrand, author of summer beach reads romance novels.
  • Local author Hugh Howey who writes the Wool series.
  • A panel presentation—Palm Beach Peril: The Birth of a Thriller with Andrew Gross & the International Thriller Writers Debut Authors.

This series is made possible through the generous support of the Friends of the Palm Beach County Library System, Inc. To preregister for Writers Live! events at Hagen Ranch Road Branch, return here one week prior to the event*.

*A valid email address is required for online registration. Email address is used to deliver confirmation receipt of your reservation.

Schedule of Events

Contemporary Romance with Lori Wilde, Candis Terry, and
Cara Connelly
Main Library
Sun, Jan 12, 2:00 pm

Best-selling and fan-favorite authors will discuss their newest titles, "Somebody to Love," "Sweetest Mistake," and "The Wedding Favor." The panel will conclude with a Q&A session and book signing. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (90 min.)

John Katzenbach
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Fri, Jan 17, 2:00 pm

This best-selling novelist will talk about his new book "RED 1-2-3." (90 min.) Preregistration begins Fri, Jan 10, at 10:00 am, by phone, in person, or online.

Elaine Viets
Wellington Branch
Thu, Jan 30, 6:30 pm

This Florida novelist will talk about her latest book "Fixing To Die." (90 min.)

Tim Dorsey
Gardens Branch
Mon, Feb 10, 6:30 pm

This Florida novelist will talk about his latest book "Tiger Shrimp Tango." (90 min.)

Valentine's Day Tea with
Robin Oliveira
Main Library
Fri, Feb 14, 2:00 pm

This novelist will talk about her new book "I Always Loved You." (90 min.)

Laura Lippman
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Feb 26, 2:00 pm

This best-selling novelist will talk about her new book "After I'm Gone." (90 min.) Preregistration begins Wed, Feb 19, at 10:00 am, by phone, in person, or online.

Julie Kramer
Main Library
Wed, Mar 5, 2:00 pm

This best-selling novelist will talk about her new book "Delivering Death." (90 min.)

James Grippando
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Mar 6, 2:00 pm

This best-selling novelist will talk about his new book "Black Horizon." (90 min.) Preregistration begins Thu, Feb 27, at 10:00 am, by phone, in person, or online

J.A. Jance
West Boynton Branch
Sat, Mar 8, 2:00 pm

This best-selling novelist will talk about her new book "Moving Target." (90 min.)

Cara Black
Glades Road Branch
Thu, Mar 13, 11:00 am

This best-selling novelist will talk about her new book "Murder in Pigalle" (90 min.)

Jane Green
Wellington Branch
Fri, Mar 21, 2:30 pm

Best-selling novelist Jane Green will talk about her new book "Tempting Fate." (90 min.)

David Allen Sibley
Main Library
Wed, Mar 26, 6:30 pm

Considered to be one of the most comprehensive guides to bird identification, ornithologist David Allen Sibley will discuss his brand new edition of “The Sibley Guide to Birds.” Books will be available for purchase and to have autographed at the end of the program. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (90 min.)

Elin Hilderbrand
West Boca Branch
Thu, Mar 27, 2:00 pm

This best-selling novelist will talk about her new book "Beautiful Day." (90 min.)

Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Sat, Apr 19, 2:00 pm

This Congresswoman and author will talk about her book "For the Next Generation : A Wake-Up Call to Solving Our Nation's Problems." (90 min.) Preregistration begins Fri, Apr 11, at 10:00 am, by phone, in person, or online.

Hugh Howey
Jupiter Branch
Tue, Apr 22, 6:00 pm

This best-selling novelist will talk about his new book "Wool" during a question and answer session moderated by Oline Cogdill, syndicated mystery fiction reviewer.
(90 min.)

Palm Beach Peril: The Birth of a Thriller with Andrew Gross & the International Thriller Writers Debut Authors Panel
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Fri, Apr 25, 2:00 pm

Best-selling novelist Andrew Gross ("Everything to Lose") hosts a panel of debut thriller writers. Oline Cogdill, syndicated mystery fiction reviewer, moderates. (90 min.) Preregistration begins Fri, Apr 18, at 10:00 am, by phone, in person, or online.