Mark your calendar: Library’s annual BookMania! festival to take place March 3

BookMania!, will return for its 24th year with more authors and more panel discussions on March 3, 2018 from 9:00am to 4:30pm at the Jensen Beach High School Performing Arts Center, 2875 NW Goldenrod Road.

Barnes & Noble Booksellers will provide books for sale during the festival, with a portion of the proceeds going to The Library Foundation of Martin County, Inc.

BookMania! is also an opportunity for attendees to participate in a young adult book drive benefiting Martin County School District students grades K–12. Martin County Television will be present to videotape the event for future airing on local station MCTV 20.

Guest authors will participate in one of multiple panel discussions featuring prominent and emerging writers as follows:

 9:15am-10:00am Know Your Body, Know Your Food (Inez Frid, facilitator)
James Hamblin: If Our Bodies Could Talk
Larry Olmsted: Real Food, Fake Food

 10:30am-11:15am A Dogs Tale (Jackie Williams, facilitator)
Maria Goodavage: Secret Service Dogs
David Rosenfelt: Collared

 11:45am-12:30pm All in the Family: Writing Teams
(Joanna Campbell Slan, facilitator)
Liv Constantine (Lynne & Valerie Constantine, sister team): The Last Mrs. Parrish
Charles Todd (Charles & Caroline Todd, son/mother team): The Gate Keeper

 1:15pm-2:00pm The Spy Next Door: True Tales of Espionage and Intrigue
(Luann Justak, facilitator)
Eva Dillon: Spies In The Family
Paul Kix: The Saboteur
Michele Rigby Assad: Breaking Cover: My Secret Life in the CIA

 2:30pm-3:15pm When Past and Present Collide: Revealing Our Journey
(Edie Donohue, facilitator)
Jamie Ford: Love And Other Consolation Prizes
Kate Quinn: The Alice Network
Lisa Wingate: Before We Were Yours

 3:30pm-4:15pm On the Edge of Your Seat (Paula Hundt, facilitator)
Rene Denfeld: The Child Finder
A.J. Finn: The Woman in the Window
Anne Hillerman: Song of the Lion

BookMania! is free and open to the public; no tickets are required. This year’s event is sponsored by The Library Foundation of Martin County, Inc. For more information, visit and, pick up a Library Events Newsletter at any Martin County Library location, or call 772-288-5702.

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