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An Evening with Gale Massey – September 10, 2018

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Join us for our upcoming author event, An Evening with Gale Massey, on Monday, September 10, 2018, on the second floor of Mirror Lake Library at 280 5th Street North, St. Petersburg. This event is co-sponsored by our community partner Keep St. Pete Lit.

Opening remarks begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by the author’s talk. A reception and book signing is from 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Seating is available starting at 5:00 p.m.

Gale Massey’s stories have appeared in the Tampa Bay Times, Walking the Edge, Sabal, Seven Hills Press, and other journals. She has been the recipient of scholarships and fellowships at The Sewanee Writers’ Conference and Writers in Paradise, and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her first novel, THE GIRL FROM BLIND RIVER, was released on July 10, 2018. It’s “a gritty tale of how far we’ll go to protect the ones we love.” Gale lives in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Visit GaleMasseyBooks.com for more information.

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An Evening with Lee Irby – April 9, 2018

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Join us for our upcoming author event, An Evening with Lee Irby, on Monday, April 9, 2018, on the second floor of Mirror Lake Library at 280 5th Street North, St. Petersburg. This event is co-sponsored by our community partner Keep St. Pete Lit and is the kick-off event for the 4th annual SunLit Festival.

Opening remarks begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by the author’s talk.  A reception and book signing is from 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Seating is available starting at 5:00 p.m.

Lee Irby is the author of several major novels, including 7,000 CLAMS, THE UP AND UP, and UNRELIABLE, all published by Doubleday.  In 2012, he released THE VAN, a novel following the life of a VW Bus.  Irby’s work centers on the quirks of Florida’s history, the interplay of natural beauty and rampant corruption and violence that marked the Sunshine State in the 1920s.  He teaches at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida.

To learn more about the SunLit Festival:  www.sunlitfestival.org

 

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New book by Steph Post

Steph Post, who will be speaking at the Mirror Lake Community Library on February 12, has a new book coming out in January, WALK IN THE FIRE. It’s her second Judal Cannon novel. Here is a description from Amazon.com.

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“Post combines classical genre tropes with a touch of Harry Crews–style Southern gothic in this terrific crime novel.” ―Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

Life hasn’t gotten any easier for Judah Cannon. He may have survived the fiery showdown between his father, the tyrannical Pentecostal preacher Sister Tulah, and the Scorpions outlaw motorcycle club, but now Judah and Ramey, the love of his life turned partner in crime, are facing new and more dangerous adversaries. It will take all of their cunning and courage, their faith in one another and some unexpected help to give them even a shot of making it out alive.

In attempting to extricate the Cannon family from the crime ring they are known and feared for, Judah finds himself in the sights of Everett Weaver, a cold blooded killer and drug runner in Daytona Beach who shouldn’t be underestimated and doesn’t take no for an answer. Threatened by Weaver, saddled with guilt from his recovering, but now pill-popping, younger brother Benji and pressured to use his head and do the right thing by Ramey, Judah quickly arrives at a breaking point and things soon begin to go south.

Meanwhile, Special Agent Clive Grant, who has been unwillingly sent down from ATF headquarters in Atlanta, arrives in town to investigate the fire at Sister Tulah’s church. Clive, looking to prove himself, becomes obsessed with Tulah and her iron grip on Bradford County and is determined to take her down. His search leads him to Judah’s door and soon the Cannons are caught up in an increasingly tangled web of violence, lies and retribution spanning both sides of the law. Backed into a corner, but desperate to protect his family, Judah finds himself walking a dangerous path that might cost him everything or might win him it all, if only he can walk through the fire and come out on the other side.

 

 

 

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Upcoming Events

Upcoming events from Friends of Mirror Lake Library with our community partner Keep St. Pete Lit:

■ Monday, February 12, 2018, “An Evening with Steph Post” (rescheduled from September 2017)

■ Monday, April 9, 2018,  “An Evening with Lee Irby” – kickoff event for the 2018 Sunlit Festival

■ June 2018 Book Sale – Saturday date to be determined

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An Evening with Ben Montgomery – November 13, 2017

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Join us for our upcoming author event, An Evening with Ben Montgomery, on Monday, November 13, on the second floor of Mirror Lake Library at 280 5th Street North, St. Petersburg. This event is co-sponsored by our community partner Keep St. Pete Lit.

Opening remarks begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by the author’s talk. A reception with book signing takes place immediately afterwards from 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Seating is available starting at 5:00 p.m.

Ben Montgomery is an enterprise reporter for the Tampa Bay Times and co-founder of the Auburn Chautauqua, a Southern writers collecting. He’s also author of two books: GRANDMA GATEWOOD’S WALK and THE LEPER SPY, both from Chicago Review Press.

Montgomery grew up in Oklahoma and studied journalism at Arkansas Tech University, where he played defensive back for the football team, the Wonder Boys. He worked for the Courier in Russellville, Arkansas, the Standard-Times in San Angelo, Texas, the Times Herald-Record in New York’s Hudson River Valley and the Tampa Tribune before joining the Times in 2006.

In 2010, he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in local reporting and won the Dart Award and Casey Medal for a series called “For Their Own Good,” about abuse at Florida’s oldest reform school. He lives in Tampa with his wife, Jennifer, and three children.

 

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An Evening with Steph Post – February 12, 2018

Microsoft Word - three pictures together narrowest.docxJoin us for our upcoming author event, An Evening with Steph Post, on Monday, February 12, 2018, on the second floor of Mirror Lake Library at 280 5th Street North, St. Petersburg. This event is co-sponsored by our community partner Keep St. Pete Lit.

Opening remarks begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by the author’s talk. A reception and book signing is from 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Seating is available starting at 5:00 p.m.

Steph Post is the author of A TREE BORN CROOKED (2014) and LIGHTWOOD (2017) as well as a short story writer, reader, teacher and dog lover (among many other things). She is a recipient of the Patricia Cornwell Scholarship for creative writing from Davidson College and the Vereen Bell writing award. Her fiction has appeared in Stephen King’s Contemporary Classics and many other outlets. Her story “The Pallid Mask” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. A TREE BORN CROOKED was nominated for the Big Moose Prize. She lives in St. Petersburg, Florida. Visit her at stephpostfiction.com or @StephPostAuthor.

Steph has a new book coming out in January 2018, A WALK IN THE FIRE. It is the second Judah Cannon novel.

NOTE: This event has been rescheduled from September 2017, when it was postponed due to Hurricane Irma.

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An Evening with Craig Pittman – April 10, 2017

Join us for our upcoming author event, An Evening with Craig Pittman, on Monday, April 10, on the second floor of Mirror Lake Library, 280 5th Street North, St. Petersburg. This event is co-sponsored by our community partner Keep St. Pete Lit and is part of the 2017 Sunlit Festival.

Opening remarks begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by the author’s talk.  A reception and book signing is from 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Seating is available starting at 5:00 p.m.)

Craig Pittman is the New York Times bestselling author of OH FLORIDA! HOW AMERICA’S WEIRDEST STATE INFLUENCES THE REST OF THE COUNTY and three other books as well as an award-winning journalist. He is a native Floridian and in 2013 wrote a popular blog for Slate called “Oh, Florida! ” which became the genesis for this book, and which led to his appearance on TV and radio discussing why Florida is so odd and entertaining. He lives in St. Petersburg with his wife and two children.

https://www.amazon.com/Oh-Florida-Americas-Weirdest-Influences/dp/1250071208

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