2020 Author Series welcomes romance novelist Rochelle Alers on Jan. 25

January 15, 2020
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Photo of author Rochelle Alers and her new novel.

Media Advisory – Jan. 15, 2020

Gainesville, Fla. – Romance novelist Rochelle Alers will present her new novel, The Bridal Suite, at the Alachua County Library District’s 2020 Author Series on Saturday, Jan. 25 at 2:30 p.m. at Headquarters Branch, 401 E. University Ave., in Meeting Room A.  

Romance fans will adore Alers, author of more than 60 swoon-worthy titles. Alers, who has also written under the pen names Susan James and Rena McLeary, published her first novel, Hideaway, in 1988. Nearly two million copies of her books are in print and her titles frequently climb bestseller lists. Her engagement at the Library District is co-sponsored by the Opinionated Ladies Book Club.

The Bridal Suite is the fourth book in Alers’ The Innkeepers series, which follows four friends as they discover new lives in New Orleans. When Nydia Santiago arrives at the Garden District estate her friends are transforming into a luxury inn, she meets the handsome engineer in charge of the renovation. But the sweethearts soon learn their love isn’t without obstacles and Nydia must decide if she’s ready to commit to a man who comes with a family.

The Library District’s Author Series brings award-winning authors to Gainesville for intimate conversations with book lovers. Authors speak, answer questions, and sign books. Copies of featured authors’ works are available for purchase. Events are held in Meeting Room A at Headquarters Branch. The 2020 series lineup continues with the following authors:

  • Chris Bohjalian - Saturday, March 21, 2:30 p.m.
    New York Times-bestselling author and playwright Bohjalian will present his new thriller, The Red Lotus. Bohjalian is the author of more than 20 novels, including The Sandcastle Girls and The Night Strangers. His book The Flight Attendant will be a limited TV series on HBO.
  • Mary Alice Monroe - Saturday, May 23, 2:30 p.m.
    Beach reads queen and conservationist Mary Alice Monroe will bring Lowcountry charm with her newest novel, The Summer Guests. Monroe weaves elements of the fragile coastal environment into her popular books. She has won numerous awards, including a 2017 Southern Book Prize for her novel A Lowcountry Christmas.

Visit www.aclib.us/authorseries for 2020 Author Series news and to reserve copies of featured authors’ works. For more details or to schedule an interview, please contact Rachel Cook at 352-334-3909.

If a person with a disability needs an accommodation in order to participate in this event he or she is entitled, at no cost to him or her, to the provision of certain assistance.  Please contact the Alachua County Library District at 352-334-3910 at least three (3) days prior to the event.  TTY users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).

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