Blue Bicycle Books, Charleston, SC

Author Luncheon with Dorothea Benton Frank, Fri., Jun. 15

Blue Bike’s Author Luncheon Series continues with New York Times bestseller Dorothea Benton FrankHall’s Chophouse, 434 King St., 11:30 am, Fri., Jun. 15, 2012. Tickets are $60 and include a three-course lunch, author talk, and a signed copy of Porch Lights (Harper Collins, 336 pp., hb., $25.99).

To purchase tickets, please click right here or call us at 843.722.2666.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit Charleston Volunteers for Literacy and its Book Buddies program for Charleston second graders.

About the book: Porch Lights is a poignant tale of life, love, and transformation. A nurse returning to Sullivan’s Island from the Iraq War finds her life has been irrevocably altered by tragedy. Amid the pluff mud and palmettos of this Charleston Barrier Island, she must now rediscover love and purpose with the help of her son and aging mother.

About the author: Dorothea Benton Frank is the New York Times bestselling author of Folly Beach, Lowcountry Summer, Return to Sullivan’s Island, Bulls Island, The Land of Mango Sunsets, The Christmas Pearl, Full of Grace, Pawley’s Island, Shem Creek, Isle of Palms, Plantation, and Sullivan’s Island.

Ms. Frank has appeared on NBC’s Today Show, Parker Ladd’s Book Talk, and many local network affiliated television stations. She is a frequent speaker on creative writing and the creative process for students of all ages. She has also been a guest speaker at the South Carolina Book Festival, Novello, and North Carolina’s Festival of Books. She was born and raised on Sullivan’s Island and  divides her time between New Jersey and the Lowcountry.

(William Morrow, 336 pp., hb., $25.99, releases 6/12/12)