Browseabout Books to host roundtable and book signing Sept. 21Four nationally recognized authors will discuss their works
This summer, Browseabout Books hosted several prominent authors, including New York Times bestseller Elin Hilderbrand, Today Show host Hoda Kotb and baseball legend Dallas Green. The store is continuing that tradition into the fall, announcing an event that will include four nationally recognized authors: Megan Hart, Lauren Dane, Ann Aguirre and Vivian Arend.
At age 12, Hart was reading Stephen King’s "The Stand" for the first time, when it occurred to her that people really did write books for a living. That’s when she decided to become an author. In 1998, as a stay-home mom, Hart took up writing in earnest, attending a writing conference and later getting a request for a full manuscript. In 2002, she saw her first book in print, and she hasn’t stopped since.
Published in almost every genre of romantic fiction, Hart also writes fantasy, science fiction and women’s fiction. Her latest release, "Tear You Apart," centers on Elisabeth Amblin. She is mid-forties and married, her twin daughters no longer live at home, and her husband is always out of town. The bright spot in her life is working at her friend’s gallery, where she meets photographer Will Roberts, and the flirting begins.
Dane began her writing career while on pregnancy bed rest, where she had plenty of downtime. Today, Dane is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than 40 novels and novellas across several genres.
The second book in Dane's "Petal, Georgia" series was released Sept. 3. Joe Harris has faced down every demon and is determined to make up for past mistakes, starting with coming home to care for his ailing father. Things are going as planned until his best friend's little sister comes barreling into his life.
Aguirre is a USA Today bestselling author with a degree in English literature. Before she began writing full time, she was a clown, a clerk and a voice actress. She currently lives in Mexico with her husband, children and various pets. She writes all kinds of genre fiction for both adults and teens.
This year, Aguirre has debuted two new series. "Perdition" is science fiction, named for a floating city where the most dangerous criminals are confined for life, and "Bronze Gods" is fantasy brimming with steampunk and magic. Her existing young adult post-apocalyptic trilogy will reach a highly anticipated conclusion in October with "Horde."
Arend’s writing addiction was triggered by a challenge she was part of in 2007. The following year, she began writing what would become her first published work. Now a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of both contemporary and paranormal stories, she continues to explore, write and otherwise keep herself well entertained.
In 2013, Arend began her "Adrenaline: Search & Rescue" series with "High Risk," following an elite search-and-rescue squad who continue to go wherever the job takes them, even as unexpected passions arise along the way. It moves forward with "High Passion," released in August, and "High Seduction," which is slated for release next spring. Her paranormal romance series, "Takhini Wolves," has just seen the publication of its second volume, "Silver Mine."
All four have published extensively in both digital and print formats. The authors will be holding a roundtable discussion where they will answer questions about themselves, their work and the publishing process in addition to signing copies of their work. The event is free and open to the public, and will take place at 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 21 at Browseabout Books, 133 Rehoboth Ave. For more information, call 302-226-2665 or visit browseaboutbooks.com.