Best-selling Author Comes to TNCC Oct. 15


Published: September 21, 2009

Virginia native and best-selling author David Baldacci comes to the College’s Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium Thursday, October 15 for a 7:00 p.m. presentation called “Life Between the Pages.” Baldacci will share humorous tales of his experiences in researching and writing novels.

Sponsored by the Virginia Peninsula Literary Consortium (VPLC), the presentation/book-signing on TNCC’s Hampton campus is free to the public, but tickets are required. Free tickets for the event are now available at the public libraries of Newport News, Hampton, Poquoson and York County and the academic libraries of Christopher Newport University, Hampton University and Thomas Nelson Community College. All participating libraries are VPLC members.

Tickets will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis and limited to two per person while supplies last. Open seating at the event is limited, and attendees are advised to arrive early. Ticket holders will be seated first. Any remaining seats will then be open to the general public.

Best known for his political thrillers and his series “The Camel Club” and “King and Maxwell,” Baldacci has written 15 novels that have all become national and international bestsellers. His latest book, “First Family,” was released April 21.

For more details about the Oct. 15 presentation, please contact TNCC Library’s Lynn Sanderson at 825-3533.

The Baldacci event is the third major free author event presented by the VPLC, which presented the best-selling authors Amy Tan in 2007 and Walter Mosley in 2008. The organization’s member libraries collectively serve about 800,000 residents of the Virginia Peninsula. For more information about Consortium programs, please call 757-926-1350 or visit http://library.cnu.edu/vplc.html.

More About Baldacci

Baldacci entered the literary scene in 1996 with his incredible first novel, “Absolute Power.” His other bestselling works include “Total Control,” “The Winner,” “The Simple Truth,” “Saving Faith,” “Wish You Well,” “Last Man Standing,” “The Christmas Train,” “Split Second,” “Hour Game,” “The Camel Club,” “The Collectors,” “Simple Genius,” “Stone Cold,” “Divine Justice,” “The Whole Truth,” and the recently released “First Family.” He has also started a novel series for young readers, “Freddy and the French Fries.”

The Virginia resident has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and law degree from the University of Virginia. Prior to becoming an author, he practiced law for nine years in Washington, D.C. as both a trial and corporate attorney.

His works have been translated into more than 45 languages, sold in more than 80 countries and more than 60 million copies of his books are in print worldwide.

Baldacci participates in numerous charitable organizations and is currently the U.S. ambassador for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. He also sits on boards at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and Virginia Commonwealth University. His greatest efforts are currently dedicated to his family’s own Wish You Well Foundation, supporting family literacy in the United States by fostering and promoting new and existing programs.



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