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Sue Grafton, writer of popular ‘alphabet’ mysteries, dies

Sue Grafton, author of the best-selling "alphabet series" of mystery novels, has died in Santa Barbara. She was 77.
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Meet author of ‘The Lethal Fisherman’ J.J. Burke this weekend

J.J. Burke has penned a story of intrigue and suspense wrapped in the life of a man seeking the quiet life of a fisherman in "The Lethal Fisherman". Burke is a local author who pulled experiences from his own life to enrich the story of Jon Morton, a retired special forces vet. Morton saw violence and death in the military and is looking for a peaceful life when fate changes things for him.
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Meet ‘Bedouin Bob’ at book signing this week

Veteran, Former AP War Correspondent, and Author Bob Dvorchak says the soldiers of the 82nd airborne gave him and unfettered look at what it was like to be dug in and waiting for Operation Desert Storm to begin.
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TV’s Rolonda Watts pens ‘Destiny Lingers’ about Topsail Beach

Emmy nominated journalist, TV and radio host, actor and voice artist and author Rolonda Watts has written a new book that includes a heartfelt nod to Topsail Island. A North Carolina native living in Los Angeles, Watts says she now gets to Topsail as often as possible because she loves it. That is why Destiny, the heroine of her book, flees from hectic New York City to heal her heart on the Carolina coast. 'Destin Lingers' follows the story of an investigative reporter suffering two personal tragedies. When she returns to her roots, fate leads her to a second chance at love.
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Wilmington mother shares family drug abuse story to help community

A personal story about drugs and alcohol abuse shared with the world. This morning an author spoke at Northeast Regional Library to get the conversation started about the epidemic
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Happening tomorrow: meet veteran and author Julia Maki

Growing up in a small town, to joining the navy, and raising a family, Julia Maki has stories to tell. The veteran and author will be meeting fans at her book signing this weekend.
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Meet local author Matthew Readling at book signing Saturday

Matthew Readling has crafted a tale about a boy, a pirate and a tortoise in a story meant for young adults, but that also captures the imaginations of grown ups. You can meet Readling at a book signing Saturday at Barnes & Noble in Wilmington from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.
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Meet ‘Be Brave’ author Khalilah Olokunola this weekend

Local author Khalilah Olokunola has created a workbook to help women tap into their full potential and be leaders. The workbook helps you set goals, sever ties that are holding you back and eliminate naysayers and critics.
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Meet author of “Redefine Rich, A New Perspective on The Good Life” Friday in...

Matt Ham says a visit with a dying aunt helped him realize that the word rich has many meanings. At a book signing Friday learn more about his book of stories that lays out a way to reconcile the longing for riches with a deeper, more well-rounded life. He will be signing books Friday at noon at Epic Food in the Forum shopping center in Wilmington.

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