Monday, January 6, 2014 – Naples Daily News
Avid readers everywhere are interested in the creative world of their favorite authors. What inspires them? Where do they write? Do they surround themselves with items that help them flesh out their characters, story lines and plots?
Answers to these questions — and any one you may want to ask the author — will be at Norris Home Furnishings’ second annual Writer’s Domain next week.
A showcase of 10 authors with special Southwest Florida ties will benefit First Book-Collier County at the store in Naples, 5015 U.S. 41 N. Norris Home Furnishings’ interior designers have partnered with the participating authors to create dramatic or fun interpretations of their writing “domains” that will be on exhibit for book signing events with the authors.
The first is a fundraiser for First Book-Collier County, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Champagne, wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Authors will “reside” in their personalized Norris domains, greet guests and sign copies of their books. Cost is $35 per person. Reservations are required at 239-263-0580.
The second is a free public signing with the authors from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11.
Participating authors are:
Karen Bartlett & Alan Maltz, “Journey Through Paradise — Naples, Marco Island & The Everglades
Karna Small Bodman, “Castle Bravo”
Ben Bova, “New Earth”
Michael Connors, “British West Indies Style”
Barbara King, “Be Delicious Now, The Ultimate Fashion Secrets”
James Lilliefors, “The Leviathan Effect”
Robert Macomber, “Honors Rendered”
Peggy Post, “Emily Post’s Etiquette,” 18th Edition
Tina Wainscott, writing as Jamie Rush, “Dragon Awakened”
Suzi Weinert, “Garage Sale Diamonds,” sequel to “Garage Sale Stalker” which became a Hallmark Channel movie
Norris presents the Writer’s Domain in partnership with Barnes & Noble. A book fair at Barnes & Noble, Waterside Shops, Jan. 9 to 11, also will benefit First Book-Collier County.
First Book-Collier County is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization, dedicated to providing new books to children, pre-K through first grade, living in need in this community.