Treasure Coast Essay
7:19 am
Mon January 28, 2013

Bookmania! is coming

Books and authors will be featured at the upcoming Bookmania! festival, as Paul Janensch tells us in this Treasure Coast Essay.

I’m a fan of crime fiction.  So I’m especially interested in the panel called “Thrills & Chills” at the 19th annual Bookmania! festival put on by the Martin Country Library System.  It will be held all day Saturday, February 2nd, in the Jensen Beach High School Performing Arts Center.  Beginning at 9 a.m., 14 nationally recognized authors will participate in panel discussions and readings.  The “Thrills & Chills” panelists will include Mary Jane Clark, whose newest book is “Footprints in the Sand” -- very appropriate for Jensen Beach – and Katherine Hall Page, author of “The Body in the Boudoir.”  Now there’s an intriguing title.  Other panels will be on historical fiction, historical non-fiction and literary fiction.  One speaker will be Reeve Lindbergh, youngest daughter of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh and writer of the introduction to “Against Wind and Tide,” letters and journals of her mother written between 1947 and 1986.  The other speaker will be Retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Dan Hampton, author of “Viper Pilot: A Memoir of Air Combat.”  Following each presentation, book signings and sales will be held in the adjacent nutrition center. Bookmania! is free and open to the public.  Just bring your love of books.  For 88.9 FM, this is Paul Janensch.