Alachua County Library District Local Author Series spotlights hometown talent

March 22, 2019


Photo of Dwight Bennett next to photo of his book cover Good Girl Gone

Media Advisory – March 22, 2019

Gainesville, Fla. – The Alachua County Library District Local Author Series presents author Dwight Bennett, who writes under the pen name of Sam Berretti, 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23 in Meeting Room A at Headquarters Branch, 401 E. University Ave.

Bennett will present Good Girl Gone. Bennett’s heroine, an engineer by day and an on-call agent for Seekers Worldwide in her off hours, finds herself on a nightmare mission to track down her boss’s niece in New Orleans. From alligators to a Voodoo priestess, this agent must carefully navigate challenges in this story of family love versus evil. A Texas native, Bennett moved to Florida to attend the University of Florida and planted roots.

The Local Author Series features an author at Headquarters Branch each month to read and discuss his/her latest written work, take questions and offer books for purchase. Authors are members of Writers Alliance of Gainesville, nonprofit organization that promotes, encourages and supports aspiring and experienced regional writers. The Local Author Series runs through May 2019 with the following lineup:

  • Fran Sweeney – 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27
    Fran Sweeny will discuss The Royal Carpet, chronicling Queen Elizabeth’s imagined visit to Alachua County. After a storm strands the queen, romance develops between a local resident, Fiona, and a secret service man. Meanwhile, Fiona’s Irish aunt tries to capitalize on the queen’s presence to right a historic wrong. Sweeney lives on a “bit of land” in Alachua County with her dogs and a murder of crows.
  • D.A. Belmont – 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18 
    D.A. Belmont will present Diamondacious!, a sexy, tongue-in-cheek satire of a plain girl born on the wrong side of the tracks who becomes a glamourous, wealthy and icy accounting whiz. The story starts out in Fort Lauderdale, an area that Belmont knows intimately from his youth spent in the Venice of America.


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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