We, at Copperfish Books, were thrilled to attend Friends of the Punta Gorda Library Literary Luncheon at the gorgeous Isles Yacht Club.
The ballroom was filled to capacity with hundreds of avid readers who came to celebrate this yearly literary event. This year the New York Times acclaimed bestselling author Paula McClain signed her books and regaled the audience with stories of her life. She gave us great insight to the behind the scenes research for her writing.
Sending a big shout-out to Katie Mazzi who is the Director of Friends of the Punta Gorda Library for orchestrating a hugely successful event. And for inviting Copperfish Books to be a part of this literary occasion.
Paula has four bestselling novels and a must-read memoir about her time growing up in foster care.
Paula’s breakthrough novel.
CIRCLING THE SUN, a novel of Beryl Markham and Africa is based on the life of a strong woman.
LOVE AND RUIN is her most recent novel about Hemingway’s relationship with his third wife Martha Gellhorn.
A TICKET TO RIDE is a little-known novel published before THE PARIS WIFE.
Meeting Paula McClain was a dream come true for many of the readers in the audience. Friends of the Punta Gorda Library made this dream come true. We are all waiting with bated breath for the new Punta Gorda Charlotte Library to open its doors this summer.