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Brad Meltzer is the No. 1 New York Times bestselling author of The Inner Circle, The Book of Fate, and 10 other bestselling thrillers including The Tenth Justice, The First Counsel, The Millionaires, The President’s Shadow, and The Escape Artist. He joined us at the Main Library on Feb. 29, 2020 as the keynote speaker for Jax Book Fest, a community event that brings authors and book lovers together. During his time here we got a chance to chat with him about his most recent book and first work of nonfiction, The First Conspiracy, which describes a secret plot to kill George Washington. If you missed Brad Meltzer's wonderful keynote presentation, you can check out our interview with him on the latest episode of Completely Booked.
Action News Jax anchor Tenikka Hughes joins us on the podcast to chat about Tenikka's Books for Kids, an annual effort to collect book donations for children who participate in our Summer Learning Program. We chat about her passion for literacy in children, her career as an Emmy-award winning journalist and everything you can expect during the book drive's kick off at Jax Book Fest this Saturday, Feb. 29!
Calli Marie is the author of BAKES and co-owner of BREW Five Points, a coffee shop and craft beer bar in Jacksonville's historic Riverside neighborhood. Calli chats with us about her journey as a baker, becoming a successful business owner and the process of publishing her first book.