Gimenez named as FOLA speaker
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Best-selling author Mark Gimenez will be the fall author event speaker for the Cleveland Bradley Public Library.

The Fall Author Luncheon will be held Oct. 16 at First Baptist Church.

The Friends of the Library Association and a local Book Club which he has called several times to discuss his novels invited Gimenez to the event.

He will discuss his novels, writing and publishing at different events on Oct. 16 and 18.

Gimenez, who specializes in the legal-thriller genre, has written six novels and co-authored a children’s book with his son, Cole.

He grew up in Galveston County, Texas and attended Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos. He then attended the University of Notre Dame Law School earning a juris doctorate magna cum laude. After 10 years of practicing law with a major Dallas law firm where he became a partner, he left to practice solo and to write. He currently lives outside of Fort Worth with his wife and two sons.

The first event FOLA will host is the Fall Author Luncheon. Merchants Alley will begin at 10 a.m., featuring Cleveland Therapeutics Massage, Museum Gift Shop, Neal’s Yard Remedies, Orange Blossum Boutique, The Shoe Tree and many more. Lunch will be catered by Impressions Catering of Cleveland and will begin at 11:45 a.m. Luncheon fee is $35.

“Morning with Mark” is a workshop designed for authors, would-be authors and creative writing students. It will be held in the Cleveland Bradley Library Community Room on Oct. 18, at 10 a.m. The event is limited to 50 people. There is no fee for this event.

For a more intimate meeting with the author, FOLA will host a “Meet the Author” party at the Museum Center with wine and heavy hors d’oeuvres catered by Impressions Catering followed by the book review and book signing.

The “Meet the Author” will be held on Oct. 18 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and will be limited to 80 people with a fee of $75per person. The “Evening Book Review and Signing” will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Museum Center with cost being $10 and $5 for students.

All funds raised by FOLA are used to support ongoing FOLA activities and to support library services.

Reservations may be made by sending a check to FOLA at 795 Church St. N.E, Cleveland, TN 37311.

Questions may be directed to the library at 476-2163.

According to a FOLA statement, the local library is a destination for many people, groups and types.

“Libraries are places where people come to know themselves and their communities,” the FOLA statements stressed. “New moms connect at baby story-times. Elderly people facing difficult life transitions often attend events and find they make new friends. Teenagers meet up in teen spaces after school. And readers discuss current events in the periodicals room. In Cleveland, connections are happening all the time.”