Author Spotlight Events

Two New “Author Spotlight” Events for 2022 – 2023!  The Friends of the Library Author Spotlight Events will be held in downtown Naples at The Naples Players Sugden Community Theatre located at 701 5th Ave. S., Naples, FL 34102.  Come to Fifth Avenue for popular authors who will stimulate and delight you with their stories and ideas….make it a day and have lunch first at one of the many wonderful restaurants in Naples.

2022 - 2023

Sarah Penner

Thursday, November 3, 2022 – 2 p.m.

Sarah Penner is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of The Lost Apothecary.  Sarah’s second book The London Séance Society is due to be published in early 2023.

A graduate of the University of Kansas, Sarah spent thirteen years in corporate finance.  She now writes full-time.  Sarah’s writing career was sparked by a moving lecture by Elizabeth Gilbert, the author of Big Magic.  Soon after the talk she enrolled in a creative writing class and as she says, “I haven’t looked back since.”

Sarah calls Florida home, where she lives with her husband Marc and their dog Zoe.

Asha Lemmie

Saturday, April 1, 2023 – 10 a.m.

Asha Lemmie is the New York Times bestselling author of Fifty Words for Rain.  This work of historical fiction is the author’s debut book.  In an interview with Fiona Davis, Asha indicated that she is working on her “sophomore book” that will again follow a woman on her distinctive journey to self-discovery.

After graduating with a degree in English Literature and Creative Writing, Asha relocated to New York City where she worked in book publishing.  Her passion for literature and writing began at an early age for Asha.  At two she was reading and by five she was writing her own stories.  Attending school in Washington, D.C., Asha was fortunate to be exposed to a wide variety of cultural influences.

Asha Lemmie currently resides in New York City, and enjoys spending time in London and Kyoto.

Venue Details

Blackburn Hall at the Sugden Community Theatre
701 5th Ave.
Naples, FL  34102
Directions

Event Schedule

Each event costs:

$48 for members

$58 for nonmembers

Lecture:
November 3 – 2 p.m.
April 1 – 10 a.m.

Book signing to follow.

Contact Information

Special Thanks to Author Spotlight Sponsors

Beach Series Sponsor - Signet Financial Management

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