Monday, February 2, 2015

Writers

A Naples furniture store (Norris Home Furnishings) hosted an event last weekend for local authors.  The store's designers asked the authors where they write and what their interests are, then designed spaces within the store.  Writers spent a few hours on Saturday meeting readers and customers.


Ben Bova is a prolific science fiction writer.  His new book is a collection of short stories about
the past, present and future.  Ben lived in West Hartford for a while.


Karen Harper is a former English teacher who writes at a desk facing a rose garden in Ohio.
Her current book is the third in a series of mysteries set in small town Appalachia.
She has also written historical fiction about women like British queens and Shakespeare's wife.


Jean Harrington retired after a long career as a college English professor.  Writing her own books is not as easy as it seemed when she was teaching.  Her latest book -- The Design is Murder -- is the fifth in a mystery series about a Naples interior designer.  It has won a Florida fiction award.


Pat McGauley is originally from Minnesota.  He has written nine novels so far and three children's books.  The Last Moran is about a priest, so the store's designer included
a variety of religious articles on his desk.


Karen Bartlett is a photojournalist who has written coffee table books about Naples and other travel destinations.  She has also been a features and travel writer for Gulfshore Life,
a lifestyle magazine for southwest Florida.   Karen's current project is a
book about things to do with children in Naples and Marco Island.

15 comments:

Stefan Jansson said...

Great post and great idea. I will check out the sci-fi writer now.

Lowell said...

What a delightful event. I would have enjoyed that very much.

Luis Gomez said...

Great set of images Jack.

EG CameraGirl said...

MY kind of event, Jack. I love meeting authors and learning the story behind the story.

Mersad said...

Really awesome portraits. Each one brings out something unique about the person.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Sharon Anck said...

I have to say, that had to be a very unique event. The owner of that store must be a reader and a very imaginative businessman. I'm also going to add some of these to my reading list. That book of short stories sounds very interesting. I haven't read any good science fiction in ages.

Sylvia K said...

What a great post for the day -- as always!! So interesting to see/read about all the authors there! You're in good company, Jack!! Thanks for sharing the fun -- as always!! Have a wonderful new week!!

Birdman said...

I agree with many here. What a great idea/space to showcase writers. Fine portrait work, Jack.

RedPat said...

I love this idea! What a great place that store must be, Jack!

VP said...

A fine reportage of an interesting event: Bova is the only author I know, I remember quite well his Exiles series...

Kay said...

What a unique event! You've managed to style an interesting series of portraits from it. Well done!

Malyss said...

That's so interesting to meet writers , and the kind of event is very unusual .

William Kendall said...

I've certainly heard Ben Bova's name before. Excellent portrait shots, Jack!

Randy said...

Nice portraits.

Kate said...

I would gladly have attended this event both for the photo ops and the chance to meet these talented people.