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The Library Foundation of Martin County and The Martin County Library System host BookMania! at Jensen Beach High School on March 2. Emerging and prominent authors and writers participate in multiple panel discussions and signings across a variety of genres, including thriller and suspense, historical fiction, romantic fiction, and more. Since its inception in 1995, BookMania! has hosted over 450 emerging and best-selling authors, attracting participants from all over the
BookMania! 2024 hosts authors Kevin Sites and Earl Swift for a panel on sea survival stories both fact and fiction. Moderated by Peggy Chittum, the authors discuss themes of survival, love, loss, and redemption in unpredictable environments. Kevin Sites is an award-winning journalist and author. He has worked as a reporter for more than thirty years, half of that covering war and disaster for ABC, CNN, NBC, Yahoo News, and
BookMania! 2024 hosts authors Daby Kane, Armando Lucas Correa, Ana Reyes, and Megan Collins for a panel all about thrillers and suspense novels. Moderated by career bookseller Amanda Brack, the authors discuss themes of secrecy, family loyalty, and marriage, and how to craft the perfect suspenseful plot. Signing to follow the panel discussion. Darby Kane is a former trial attorney and #1 international bestseller of domestic suspense. Her debut book,
BookMania! 2024 hosts authors Kristy Woodson Harvey, Melissa Rivero, and Annabel Monaghan for a panel about love in many forms in novels . Moderated by Linda Weiksnar, the authors discuss themes of friendship, family, and true love. Signing to follow the panel discussion. Kristy Woodson Harvey is the New York Times bestselling author of nine novels, including The Wedding Veil, Under the Southern Sky , and The Peachtree Bluff series,
BookMania! 2024 hosts authors Talia Carner, Patti Callahan Henry, and Katherine Reay for a panel about historical fiction . Moderated by former library foundation president Paula Hundt, the authors discuss themes of perseverance, empowerment, and escapism through historical fiction. Signing to follow the panel discussion. Talia Carner is the former publisher of Savy Woman magazine and a lecturer at international women's economic forums. The Boy with the Star Tattoo is