Sunday, April 15, 2012

Wine & Words with Jeff Lindsay

Jeff Lindsay was the guest of honor last night at the Palm Beach County Library's 2nd annual Wine and Words fundraiser. Jeff is the author of the bestselling Dexter books, most recently Double Dexter. Dexter is a lovable serial killer and has spawned the hugely successful series on Showtime.

“Delicious and delightful might not be the best words to describe a serial killer. Unless, of course, we’re talking about the delectable Dexter Morgan. . . . Lindsay, the novelist, just keeps getting better.” —USA Today

The party started when the guest of honor arrived. About a hundred fans enjoyed some wine and hors d'oeuvres, while Jeff mingled with them. When everyone took their seats it was time for the raffle drawing. Jeff was so generous and offered to name a character in his next book for the raffle winner. John Callahan, director of the Palm Beach County Library, drew the winning ticket - look for "Radym" to make an appearance in the next Dexter book!

Jeff took the stage and really entertained the crowd with stories about writing, his family and working with Hollywood.

After his talk he took questions from the crowd, who ranged in age from middle schoolers to senior citizens and every age in between. He was funny and honest and answered every question.

Finally, the evening wrapped up with a book signing and lots of picture taking. Everyone was patient and friendly and a good time was had by all.

This event was a fundraiser for the Friends of the Palm Beach County Library. Friends President Jane Blevins was at the bar pouring wine for the guests. The Friends are the fundraising arm of the library and without their help the library could not do a lot of the wonderful programs we do like our popular adult reading discussion groups and Writers LIVE!, our series of bestselling author events.

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