Meet Jonathan F. Putnam

Monday, July 23rd | 11:30-1:00pm

Books & Bites Series at the Fernandina Beach Library - 


Sandwiches and lemonade will be served with our compliments

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The Lincoln & Speed Mystery Series is based on the unlikely real-life friendship between the young Abraham Lincoln and a well-born Southerner named Joshua Speed.  In this retelling of history, Lincoln and Speed are a sort of Holmes and Watson on the American frontier.  In the newest book in the series, Final Resting Place, Lincoln’s impoverished, itinerant past comes racing back to haunt him. 


Jonathan will share his journey as an author, respond to your questions, pose for selfies and sign books.

 

Meet Bruce Thomason & JD Hunter

Saturday, September 15th | 1:00-4:00pm

Saturday, October 27th | 1:00-4:00pm

Open to the community - no registration required


In the Clay Randall detective series -- he and his team are once again investigating murder and mayhem in the scenic beachside community of Jacksonville Beach, Florida. The Domino Event, the fourth novel in the Detective Clay Randall Series, unfolds with a computer fraud scheme that quickly escalates into multiple murders and explosive destruction. As the clues begin to point toward a powerful Russian crime boss, any misstep by the team could place them in mortal danger. Utilizing authentic investigative techniques, The Domino Event weaves a tale packed with surprises that will keep the reader turning pages to the final confrontation. 

Meet Clara Silverstein

Wednesday, September 5th | 11:30-1:00p

Books & Bites Series at the Fernandina Beach Library -
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Secrets in A House Divided is the story of an African-American and a white woman in Civil War Richmond. This novel reveals the untenable underside of the home front as the Confederacy is about to topple.



Meet Kristina McMorris

Thursday, September 20th | 11:30-1:00pm

Books & Bites Series at the Fernandina Beach Library -
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Sold on a Monday, set in 1931 near Philadelphia, features an ambitious reporter who lands his big break when he photographs a pair of young siblings on a farmhouse porch, next to the heartrending sign “2 children for Sale”—not foreseeing the grave consequences that will follow.

Meet Nancy Raines Day

Saturday, September 22nd | 1:00-3:00pm

Open to the community - no registration required


It’s the crack o’ dawn, and dapper Pirate Jack is ready t’ get dressed for a day out on the high seas with his motley crew. He’ll need every color of the rainbow to make his outfit complete—from his itchy gray long johns and his toasty pink socks to his bright red sash and his cozy purple coat. And he won’t be forgettin’ his black eye patch and trusty brown peg leg, either!
 


Meet J.R. Sharp | Book Launch and Reception

Saturday, October 6th | 5:00-7:00pm

Open to the community - no registration required


Join us for the launch of J.R. Sharp's new book Breaking with the Enemy. Set in 1940's Italy, Gino Cartelli has recovered from being wounded in Ethiopia and has been sent back to war by the Axis powers. He knows it is only a matter of time before he meets the same fate as his two brothers who died in battle. He decides that he must make other plans to secure his future.

  

Local author, J.R. Sharp, perfected his writing skills during his nearly 32 years of naval service by updating complex correspondence, writing and contributing to countless naval manuals and instructions. He is a retired Mustang Naval Officer (Commander) who served and lived in Europe, Middle East, South America, and Caribbean. Sharp holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Southern Illinois University and an Engineering Degree from Florida State College in Jacksonville, Florida.