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A Conversation with Sarah Weeks
March 26, 2018 | Sarah Qronfleh

Sarah Weeks is the author of Save Me a Seat (co-written by Gita Varadarajan) and Pie, two Sunshine State Young Readers Award favorites. Sarah is the author of 55 books for children and teens, including So B. It, which was chosen as an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and was... READ MORE

A Conversation with Jeff Zentner
January 29, 2018 | Sarah Fisk

Jeff Zentner is the author of The Serpent King, which received the William Morris Award for best young adult debut book and appears on the 2017–18 Florida Teens Read list. He is also the author of Goodbye Days, published in 2017. Zentner’s writing career began as a songwriter... READ MORE

Sunshine State Author Series
December 26, 2017 | Sarah Bates

Sharon Robinson is the author of The Hero Two Doors Down, based on a true story about her father, Jackie Robinson, and eight-year old Dodgers fan, Steve Satlow. The Hero Two Doors Down, on the Sunshine State Young Readers Award list for grades 3–5, is a story about baseball,... READ MORE

Doc Harrison novels
December 1, 2017 | Cristina Gonzalez

Peter Telep is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, who has penned more than 40 novels and has collaborated with legendary author Tom Clancy. He is a film and television writer and has worked on many television, film and video game tie-ins such as Wing Commander, Splinter... READ MORE

Sunshine State Author Series
October 25, 2017 | Lorrie Taylor

Local author James Ponti continues the momentum for the Orange County Library System’s Sunshine State Author Series with an author event on November 18 at our North Orange Branch, followed by writing workshops at the library’s West Oaks Branch and South Trail Branch on... READ MORE

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Orlando Book Festival 2019 - A Conversation with Daniel Jose Older, Opening Keynote Speaker
April 26, 2019 | Sarah Fisk

The Orlando Book Festival is a day-long celebration of books at the Orlando Public Library. Join us for panels, writing workshops, book signings and more from bestselling authors from all over the country.

Daniel José Older, Opening Keynote Speaker for the Orlando Book... READ MORE

A Conversation with Melanie Benjamin, 14th Annual Southwest Author Series
March 25, 2019 | Penguin Random House

Melanie Benjamin has captivated readers with her bestselling historical novels, including The Aviator’s Wife, The Swans of Fifth Avenue, and The Girls in the Picture. And, she is about to do it again. Benjamin’s forthcoming Mistress of the Ritz tells the compelling story of... READ MORE

Orlando Book Festival - A Conversation with David Baldacci
April 10, 2018 | Sarah Fisk

David Baldacci is the internationally best-selling author of more than 55 books, several of which have been adapted to film and television. He and his wife also started the Wish You Well Foundation to support adult and family literacy. His latest book, The Fallen, will be... READ MORE

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