I’ve been a member of the Alliance Française de Sarasota for quite a few years, and used to edit its newsletter and web site. I respect the work it does, mainly its rapidly growing program of French classes (plus quite a few neat parties). So when Barbara Frey, the president, offered to sponsor a reading I jumped at the chance. We’ve decided to hold it next Friday evening, Jan. 25, and it will be a benefit for the Alliance – I will donate all the profits from book sales to support its work.
I will lead a discussion and reading at the Alliance offices, 200 W. Washington Blvd., Suite 2, in downtown Sarasota. That’s where I live most of the year and it was the setting for an important part of Treasure of Saint-Lazare. There’s no charge, wine and snacks will be served. We’ll start at 7 p.m. and be finished by 8:30.
I’ll discuss Treasure of Saint-Lazare and read selected passages from it, take questions, then sign the paperback for anyone who buys it. All profits will go to the Alliance, so I hope a few people will use the opportunity to give a little more to a good cause by paying more than the $14.95 list price.
This is also partially a celebration, because Treasure has sold far better than I expected, or even hoped. As of today its Amazon best-seller rank is around 4,000 — or the top one-quarter of one per cent of all Kindle books — and it is in the Top 20 Kindle historical mysteries.
You can look at the book here.
I hope to see some of you there.
When & Where
200 S. Washington Blvd. (Towles Court, at Adams Ln, across from Payne Park)
Admission is free.
Parking is available behind the building. There are several restaurants in the area
See a Google map here
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