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The Roth Family Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando is thrilled to announce three distinguished visiting authors for the 2019 Central Florida Jewish Book Festival. These events are part of a national network of programming sponsored by the Jewish Book Council and Writer’s Block Bookstore of Winter Park.
B.A. Shapiro is the New York Times bestselling author of The Muralist, The Art Forger, The Safe Room, Blind Spot, See No Evil, Blameless, and Shattered Echoes. She has also written four screenplays and the non-fiction book, The Big Squeeze. The Art Forger has been on many bestseller lists—including the New York Times, Boston Globe, LA Times, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Amazon, and Kindle—and has won many awards including The 2013 New England Book Award for Fiction. She lives in Boston and is working on her eighth novel.
Marie Benedict is a lawyer with more than ten years' experience as a litigator at two of the country's premier law firms. She is a magna cum laude graduate of Boston College with a focus in History and Art History, and a cum laude graduate of the Boston University School of Law. While practicing as a lawyer, Marie dreamed of a fantastical job unearthing the hidden historical stories of women -- and finally found it when she tried her hand at writing. She embarked on a new, narratively connected series of historical novels with The Other Einstein, which tells the tale of Albert Einstein's first wife, a physicist herself, and the role she might have played in his theories. The following novel in this series is Carnegie's Maid -- which released in January of 2018 -- and the next book will be The Only Woman in the Room, which will be published in January of 2019. Writing as Heather Terrell, Marie also published the historical novels The Chrysalis, The Map Thief, and Brigid of Kildare.
General admission: FREE
Reserved Seating: $15 ($10 for JCC members)
Book bundle with general admission: $53
Book bundle with reserved seating and meet & greet: $65
Reserved Seating for Historical Fiction Panel
Purchase B.A. Shapiro and Marie Benedict Book Bundle
Purchase B.A. Shapiro and Marie Benedict Book Bundle with reserved seating and meet & greet