Author Dorothea Benton Frank to visit Carmel for luncheon, meet-and-greet

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Fans of author Dorothea Benton Frank will get a chance to sip tea and savor lunch with the New York Times bestselling-author. The Carmel Clay Public Library will host a lunch and a meet-and-greet from noon to 2 p.m. June 8 in the Market District Banquet Room at 11505 N. Illinois St.

Author Dorothea Benton Frank will visit Carmel for a luncheon and meet-and-greet June 8. (Submitted photo)

Frank has written 18 books, all set in the low country of the South.

“She actually wrote her first novel in 2000 and it was titled ‘Sullivan’s Island,’” said Liz Hamilton, Carmel Clay Public Library Foundation director. “It debuted on the New York Times list at No. 9. It went back to press over 25 times. It sold well over a million copies. It’s super interesting that she just came out of the gate as this superstar.”

The lunch will celebrate Frank’s new book, “By Invitation Only.”

“I was contacted and asked if we would help her debut her new novel that is coming out,” Hamilton said. “We were so excited that she selected Carmel as one of the places she wanted to debut her new novel.”

The luncheon is a different type of author event for CCPL.

“Her publicist thought it would be fun do something a little different, so we’re having a luncheon off-site, “Hamilton said. “I decided to partner with Market District because they have this beautiful banquet room upstairs that can hold a couple hundred people. It’s so bright and lovely, and for a summer book I thought this would be beautiful.”

Tickets are $30 and includes lunch, author presentation and a book signing. Books will also be available for purchase.

To purchase tickets, visit carmel.lib.in.us/foundation/tickets.cfm.


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