The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center's author lecture series rolls on in February when David Hagberg comes to the Grand Atrium to share the secrets beind his bestselling international thrillers.
Hagberg is a former Air Force cryptographer. Now a bestselling author of international thrillers, he has knack for creating fiction that becomes fact. His first novel Twister was published in 1975 by Dell, and since that time he has published more than 70 suspense novels in a career that includes a nomination for The American Book Award, three nominations for the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allan Poe Award and three Mystery Scene best American Mystery awards. He has created a series of thrillers following character Kirk McGarvey, a CIA director.
David, who makes his home with his wife Laurie in Sarasota, Florida, comes to the Davis Art Center on February 25 and will be in the Grand Atrium from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m..
Former U.S. Drug agent and State Law Enforcement agent James O. Born comes to the Davis on March 18, 2013. Each of Born's novels is based on some aspect of his career. His third novel, Escape Clause, won the inaugural Florida Book Award for Best Novel. Born’s fifth novel, Burn Zone, features ATF agent Alex Duarte. All the novels are published by Putnam.
In 2009 Born will have the first in a series of science fiction novels published by TOR under the name James O’Neal. The novels are police stories set in the near future.
Born will be joined by Bob Morris, author of the Zack Chasteen series of mysteries set in Florida and the Caribbean, along with numerous nonfiction books and original e-books. He contributes to a number of travel and food magazines, including Islands, Carribbean Travel & Leisure, National Geographic Traveler, Virtuoso Life, Bon Appetit, Harbor Style, and Edible Orlando.
A fourth-generation Floridian, Bob lives in Winter Park, FL, where he teaches creative writing at Rollins College. He is also founder and president of Story Farm, a custom publishing company.
Tickets for each lecture are $35 for the luncheon and lecture and $25 for the lecture only. Tables of 8 are available for purchase.
For more information, please visit www.sbdac.com or telephone 239-333-1933.