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Sunshine Booksellers, 677 S. Collier Blvd.,
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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 always have a drawing for a free signed book and serve refreshments. Everyone has a good time at these events and admission is free. Watch this space, it's updated regularly...

Randy Wayne White
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Past book signings:


Sue Monk Kidd 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.







Robin Cook Thursday March 27th 2014
Robin Cook
Robin presented his new novel, Cell, a top-notch fusion of groundbreaking medical science and edge-of-your-seat suspense.




Sue Monk Kidd 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.

Randy Wayne White Tuesday March 4th 2014
Randy Wayne White
Randy presented Bone Deep, the latest in the acclaimed Doc Ford thriller series.





James Sheehan Friday February 21st 2014
James Sheehan
The Alligator Man is a story of greed, anger, love, redemption and two powerful trial attorneys who fight to the end - and risk everything.





Wednesday February 19th 2014
Alan Maltz
This event was held at The Marco Island Center for the Arts.
Alan Maltz 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.

Tim Dorsey Sunday February 16th 2014
Tim Dorsey
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.
Local authors

Artis Henderson Friday February 4th 2014
Artis Henderson
A breathtaking memoir by a young Army widow who shares her heartbreaking, candid story about recovering from her husband's death.



Macomber Honors Rendered Wednesday November 4th 2013
Robert Macomber
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.




Deceived Tuesday September 3rd 2013
Randy Wayne White

His new book was officially released the same day as the signing at Sunshine Booksellers.
Randy Wayne White

Tuesday April 9th 2013 - Jill Baguchinsky
Jill Baguchinsky - Spooky Girl


Tuesday March 28th 2013 - Kathy Bertone
Kathy Bertone - Art of the Visit

Tuesday March 26th 2013 - Robin Cook
Robin Cook - Nano

Tuesday March 5th 2013 - Randy Wayne White
Randy Wayne White - Night Moves

MernaLyn, diet diva Thursday February 21st 2013
MernaLyn













Sunday February 10th 2013 - Tim Dorsey
Tim Dorsey - Riptide

Thursday February 7th 2013 - James Sheehan
James Sheehan

Wednesday January 9th 2013 - Amy Hill Hearth
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Amy Hill Hearth
Tuesday September 4 2012 - Randy Wayne Whyte
Randy Wayne Whyte signing

Lisa FlemingTuesday April 10 2012
Lisa Fleming






Bennett ShelferTuesday April 3rd 2012
Bennett Shelfer











Tusesday March 20 2012 - Robin Cook
Robin Cook book signing

Wednesday March 7 2012 - Randy Wayne White
Randy Wayne White

Thursday Feb 23 2012 - Terry Helwig
Terry Helwig

Jeff ZaslowPlanned 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 missed.




Authors' Day

Sunshine Booksellers held a Florida Authors' Day on Tuesday, January 24 2012. 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 Mango Island
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
Sue Monk Kidd book signing

Tuesday February 15th 2011
Sue Monk Kidd and Ann Kidd Taylor
Sue Monk Kidd and Ann Kidd Taylor book signing