JLB Creatives, a Lake County business that is Bringing Light to the Literary World, announced a unique author event for its summer offering as Authors in the Park returns to Mount Dora. The event, Picnic with an Author, is set for Saturday, July 6th from 11 AM to 1 PM. Ten local authors will gather at the Gilbert Park pavilions, located on the northeast corner of Liberty Avenue and South Grandview Street, near the Mount Dora Lighthouse. Mark Miller, Social Media Executive for JLBC, encouraged fans and readers to join in for the full event. Food will be provided by Mount Dora’s Round Lake Christian Church for a small donation, he said.
“We’re serving lunch the entire time,” Miller said. “Fans and readers will have the special opportunity to sit with the author of their choice or visit all of the authors.” The authors, Miller said, will be reading from their novels, discussing their works, and answering questions for fans and aspiring writers. Genres will range from epic fantasy to local history, and much more.
JLBC Conventions & Events executive and author, Jean E. Lane, mentioned with excitement that JLB Creatives has scheduled talented writers from around Lake County and even as far as Tampa and Jacksonville.
In attendance will be:
Janet Beasley - Inspirational Fantasy - http://amzn.to/Yw1Nd3
Lisa DeMarco - Children - http://amzn.to/186z209
Bethany Jett - Christian - http://amzn.to/18RokaG
L.R. Knost - Parenting, Non-Fic - http://amzn.to/190RGWP
Jean E. Lane - Sci-Fi, Children - http://amzn.to/100NFrv
Amy I. Long - Historical Romance - http://amzn.to/1b8KWCQ
De Miller - Mystery, Christian - www.DeMiller.com
Mark Miller - Fiction - http://amzn.to/17rhyuu
Rick Reed - Local History
Linda Wood Rondeau - Christian - http://amzn.to/190TKOz
“We are thrilled how much this has grown,” Janet Beasley, President of JLB Creatives and co-creator of the Authors in the Park event series, said. “Our Facebook page is getting traffic from as far away as England and people are talking about our events at work and school. We work hard to make this very different from your typical author book signing.” Authors in the Park can be found on Facebook at www.FB.com/AuthorsInThePark.
“The goal of Authors in the Park fits right into JLB Creatives' purpose. It promotes authors, both self- and traditionally published,” Janet said. “They have good things to share and great books for sale.” Beasley also noted that anyone purchasing a book from one of the authors on the day of the event will get a free hot dog.
To enhance the picnic atmosphere, there will be face painting by Rachel Clunn and a few other surprises, Miller said. “With summer reading in full swing, this is a great event for children and adults.” He urges readers to follow Authors in the Park on Facebook for updates and future events.