Fifty authors were on hand to talk about their books and sell autographed copies. Another 25 had their books represented even though they were not personally able to attend. 30 authors and friends attended the pre-event get together at Ruby Tuesday for food, drinks and networking.
There are many people to thank: TD Bank, Infinity Insurance and Mel Himes Insurance for their corporate sponsorship, Ruby Tuesday and Office Depot for in-kind assistance. Ghofrani Graphics for the beautiful poster. Total Image Signs & Graphics for the banner, the City of Deltona and County of Volusia for publicity and general know-how. Publix and Wal-Mart offered in-kind donations through their stores. The planning committee consisted of Melinda Clayton, Sherri Monroe, Ruth Garcia-Marmolejos, Larry French, Robin French and Christy Jefferson.
Ten event volunteers were there to greet customers and provide assistance whenever needed. We couldn’t do an event without so many willing hands and partners.
We are always grateful for the assistance of Regional Librarian Suzan Howes and her great staff and to the Lyonia Environmental Learning Center for the loan of their classrooms. Our web master, Michael Kiepert, puts the application on our web site and that expedites the registration process.