Being Bruce -: Lunch with an Author at Cape Fear Community College

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Lunch with an Author at Cape Fear Community College

On Thursday June 10th, I had the privilege of participating in Cape Fear Community College's Lunch with and Author. Organized by McColl & Associates, Inc., this event is a fund raiser for the college, a chance for published Carolinian authors to speak about (and sell) their books, and an opportunity for about 200 people to support the college and meet and have lunch with authors.

(I'll apologize quickly in advance for the lower than usual quality of the photos in this post, as I was taking distance shots inside without using a flash, which resulted in slightly(!) blurry images in some cases.)

Part of the event included a lunch of  honeyed pork loin and salmon, a great way to start the afternoon.

Rhonda Bellamy, news director for Cumulus Broadcasting was the Mistress of Ceremonies.

Each author had a couple of minutes to speak about their featured work.

Suzanne Adair was up first, speaking about her book, Camp Follower.

Next Kala Ambrose, who wrote 9 Life Altering Lessons.

Jean Anderson's A Love Affair with Southern Cooking: Recipes and Recollections  was a hit.

I spoke a bit about 31 Days to Relationship Marketing Mastery and took this shot while I was speaking.

K. Robert Campbell wrote The Fifth Category.

Diane Campchambell is the author of The Lies We Told.

Patti Fralix wrote How to Thrive in Spite of Mess, Stress, and Less!

Nancy Gotter Gates wrote Sand Castles.

Phillip Gerard, author of  Cape Fear Rising.

Susan S. Kelly spoke about her novel By Accident.

Bill Morris, author of Saltwater Cowboys.

Tom Morris (sorry for the extra blurry photo, Tom), author of (among the 19  books he's written)Twisdom (Twitter Wisdom): A Philosopher Ponders Life in 140 Characters or Less.

Sarah Shaber, author of the Simon Shaw novels, including the latest, Tar Heel Dead

Andrew Young, author of The Politician, was the keynote speaker.

Louise McColl, president of McColl & Associates, Inc. welcomed us and gave the closing remarks and presented a check for $4,500 to the Cape Fear Community College Creative Writing Department.

When the speakers were done, we all went into the lobby of CFCC's McKeithan Center and sat on a long line of tables to speak with attendees and sell books.

Thanks again for including me, I had a fine time and enjoyed meeting everyone. I'd also like to specifically thank Jason Smith, General Manager of Homewood Suites by Hilton Mayfaire for hosting my table.