Author events & news:
Sunshine Booksellers, 677 S. Collier Blvd.,
Marco Island, FL 34145 tel:(239)393-0353
Sunshine Booksellers have frequent author
events during peak season. The format for these is a a brief presentation,
followed by questions from the audience and then signing. We nearly
always have a drawing for a free signed book and serve refreshments. Everyone has
a good time at these events and admission is mostly free. Watch this space, it's updated regularly...
Tuesday November 17th 2015 at 4pm
Robert N. Macomber
Author of The Assassin's Honor
The author will give a presentation on researching and writing The Assassin's Honor, the 12th in
his popular series of naval thrillers. He will then answer any questions and autograph books.
This event is free and open to the public, but please call to reserve a seat if you're planning on attending.
The event will be held at Sunshine Booksellers, 677 S. Collier Blvd.
Past book signings:
Tuesday October 27th 2015
Amy Hill Hearth
The author spoke about her new novel, showing how closely tied each of us is to our sense of home - and
the conflicts that can arise when our idea of that home becomes threatened.
The novel is a sequel to Miss Dreamsville and the Collier County Women's Literary Society.
Tuesday March 24th 2015
Randy Wayne White
The author of the Doc Ford and Hannah Smith novels set in southwest Florida talked about
his latest book, Cuba Straits.
Thursday March 19th 2015
The author of China Dolls gave a talk about her writing,
followed by refreshments and the signing of books.
Thursday March 12th 2015
The author of Marco Island - Florida's Gulf Playground talked about his book and autographed copies.
Sunday February 15th 2015
The author talked about his new book in the Serge Storm series, Shark Skin Suite.
Tuesday February 3rd 2015
Pam Brandon, Katie Farmand & Heather McPherson,
authors of Good Catch: Recipes & Stories Celebrating the Best of Florida's Waters.
This popular event was held at the Marco Island Center For the Arts. The authors spoke about their books
and gave a cooking demonstration, followed by a sampling of the appetizers prepared and autographing their books.
Tuesday August 19th 2014
Randy Wayne White
Haunted is an action-packed thriller from Randy Wayne White and the third in the Hannah Smith series.
Sunday July 13th 2014
Sue Monk Kidd
Sue came for a welcome reprise of The Invention of Wings, which has spent over 5 months on the New York Times
hardcover best seller list.
Thursday March 27th 2014
Robin presented his new novel, Cell, a top-notch fusion of groundbreaking medical science and
Wednesday March 12th 2014
Sue Monk Kidd
Sue's new book, The Invention of Wings, published in January 2014, is a triumph of storytelling that
looks at one of the most devastating wounds in American history, through women whose struggles for liberation,
empowerment, and expression will leave no reader unmoved. Oprah Winfrey made it her third pick for her
online book club and she said of the
book "It is going to wow you! It is layered. It is gripping." Sunshine Booksellers were delighted to have sponsored the regional launch of this book.
Tuesday March 4th 2014
Randy Wayne White
Randy presented Bone Deep, the latest in the acclaimed Doc Ford thriller series.
Friday February 21st 2014
The Alligator Man is a story of greed, anger, love, redemption and two powerful trial attorneys who fight to the end - and risk
Wednesday February 19th 2014
This event was held at The Marco Island Center for the Arts.
Attendees saw the ultimate coffee table book - all about the area where they were living, interpreted through beautiful photography.
Alan talked about how he captured those incredible shots.
Sunday February 16th 2014
Tim talked about his new novel, Tiger Shrimp Tango, which starts rather dramatically: "The naked couple
ran screaming out of the hotel, covered with fire-extinguisher foam." But he didn't reveal the ending...
Wednesday February 12th 2014
Local authors event
We are lucky to have so many talented authors in the area. This was a chance to meet some of the up and coming ones.
Friday February 4th 2014
A breathtaking memoir by a young Army widow who shares her heartbreaking, candid story about recovering from her husband's death.
Wednesday November 4th 2013
The eleventh novel in the Honor series took him seven years to research and the
result is a very readable espionage thriller, set in the South Pacific.
Tuesday September 3rd 2013
Randy Wayne White
His new book was officially released the same day as the signing at Sunshine Booksellers.
Tuesday April 9th 2013 - Jill
Tuesday March 28th 2013 - Kathy Bertone
Tuesday March 26th 2013 - Robin Cook
Tuesday March 5th 2013 - Randy Wayne White
Thursday February 21st 2013
Sunday February 10th 2013 - Tim Dorsey
Thursday February 7th 2013 - James
Wednesday January 9th 2013 - Amy Hill
(2nd from right)
Tuesday September 4 2012 - Randy
Tuesday April 10 2012
Tuesday April 3rd 2012
Tusesday March 20 2012 - Robin Cook
Wednesday March 7 2012 - Randy Wayne White
Thursday Feb 23 2012 - Terry Helwig
Planned for Tuesday
March 6 2012 - Jeffrey Zaslow
This event had to be cancelled. Jeffrey
was tragically killed in a road accident in Feb 2012 and will be much
Sunshine Booksellers held a Florida Authors' Day on Tuesday, January
Sunshine believes in supporting its local authors who often struggle to
get published. This event was open to all and free of
charge. Authors talked to readers about their
writing, and their books were all available for sale and
signing. Featured at this event were:
Scott Shook, author of
Massillon Memories and A Century of Heroes
Shook chronicles the football dynasty of Massillon, Ohio and is himself
a Marco Island resident and local tennis pro.
Tom Williams, author of
Lost and Found
A great thriller that takes the reader from South Florida to the Black
Sea. Williams makes his home in Marco Island and, when he's not
writing, works as a charter boat captain.
Christine Lemmon, Author
of three novels, Sanibel Scribbles, Portion of the Sea, Sand in My Eyes
and her inspirational writings, Whisper from the Ocean. A book club
favorite and Sanibel author.
Fred Lichtenberg, author
of Hunter's World
A fast-paced mystery set in Eastpoint, a close-knit Long Island
community. Lichtenberg now resides in Jupiter, Florida.
K. G. Dowling, author of
This Marco Island resident incorporates many “it could only happen in
Florida” experiences in her tongue-in-cheek novel.
Fatima Heath, author of One In Spirit
Tuesday November 29th 2011 - Sue Monk Kidd
Tuesday February 15th 2011
Sue Monk Kidd and Ann Kidd Taylor