Calling all J.A. Jance fans! New York Times bestselling and award-winning mystery author J.A. Jance will be in Sedona on Thursday, September 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Sedona Arts Center, 15 Art Barn Road. She will be signing her latest J.P. Beaumont novel, “Proof of Life.” Her other books, including her book of poetry “After the Fire,” will also be available for purchase the night of the book signing. This event is sponsored by Sedona Public Library, the Sedona Arts Center, and ML Coleman Studios.
J.A. Jance has more than 20 million books in print. Jance’s writing career spans three decades and includes more than 50 books in four different series—Ali Reynolds, J.P. Beaumont, Joanna Brady, and the Walker family—along with a volume of poetry. Although she was once denied entry into a university-level creative writing course, that didn’t stop her from living her dream of becoming a writer. Born in South Dakota and raised in Bisbee, Arizona, she and her husband Bill split their time between homes in Arizona and Washington state accompanied by their rescued puppy Johanna, affectionately known as “JoJo.”
Be among the first to own a signed copy of “Proof of Life,” scheduled for release September 5, 2017. J.P. Beaumont’s latest investigation strikes too close to home in this riveting mystery. Before he retired, J.P. Beaumont had looked forward to having his days all to himself. But too much free time doesn’t suit a man used to brushing close to danger. When his longtime nemesis, retired Seattle crime reporter Maxwell Cole, dies in what’s officially deemed to be an accidental fire, Beau is astonished to be dragged into the investigation at the request of none other than the deceased victim himself. While seeking justice for his frenemy and healing for a long-fractured family, he comes face to face with an implacable enemy who has spent decades hiding in plain sight.
Don’t miss this opportunity to meet J.A. Jance and to view the magnificent artwork of ML Coleman. A resident of Sedona for more than 30 years, the artist has traveled, visited museums, and painted throughout much of North America and extensively in Europe, seeking to develop his sensitivity and skills in handling mood, light, and color. ML Coleman’s work has been internationally exhibited in museum and gallery shows and can be found in prestigious private and corporate collections worldwide including those of Northern Natural Gas, Web Trend Graphics, author J.A. Jance, actress Mary Sean Young, and Inga Tours.
For more information about this event or to reserve your copy of “Proof of Life” for purchase the night of the event, contact Cheryl Yeatts, Manager of Sedona Public Library in the Village at 928-284-1603 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Sedona Public Library
Column for September 8, 2017
Written by Cheryl Yeatts, Manager of Sedona Public Library in the Village
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