Bestselling Authors Discussing Their Works

Writers LIVE!, the Library’s flagship author event series, returns for another season of bringing the community together with authors and their books. The 2021 lineup of bestselling, critically acclaimed, and award-winning authors will be discussing their work virtually via Zoom.

Local, independent booksellers will have featured titles available for purchase. A percentage of each sale will be donated to the Friends of the Palm Beach County Library—directly benefiting library services and activities, supporting local business, and encouraging the love of reading. Whether for your home library or giving a perfect gift, all purchases are greatly appreciated!

Thank you to our Writers LIVE! 2021 retailers:

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

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Past Writers LIVE! Events

Missed out on our previous Writers LIVE! author talks? Visit our past events in 2021 section to watch on demand.

Past Events in 2021

Nick Petrie is a nationally bestselling author and creator of the “Peter Ash” series. His debut novel, “The Drifter,” won both the International Thriller Writers Thriller award and the Barry Award for Best First Novel, and was a finalist for the Edgar, Anthony, and Hammett Awards. He won the 2016 Literary Award from the Wisconsin Library Association and was name one of Apple’s 10 Writers to Read in 2017. His novel, “Light It Up,” was named the Best Thriller of 2018 by Apple Books and received a Barry Award nomination. His books in the “Peter Ash” series are “The Drifter,” “Burning Bright,” “Light It Up,” “Tear It Down,” and “The Wild One.” His latest, “The Breaker,” finds Peter Ash wanted by two governments and living a simple, low-profile life. Staying out of trouble is the key to preserving this fragile peace, but when Peter spots a suspicious armed man walking into a crowded market, he knows he can’t stand by and do nothing. Nick Petrie received his MFA in fiction from the University of Washington and resides in Milwaukee.

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