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Seven authors share secrets at fundraiser

Seven Seattle-area authors will host a benefit Friday, Sept. 14 at the Bainbridge Performing Arts Center to assist the Kitsap Regional Library Foundation.

The theme for the night is discovery: Where are great stories born? The authors will be discussing how they came up with the ideas for what became the magic of their books.

The writers are:

Erik Larson, author of highly acclaimed non-fiction works including “In the Garden of Beasts,” “The Devil in White City” and “Isaac’s Storm”;

Elizabeth George, author of “Believing the Lie” and the Inspector Lynley series of mysteries set in England;

Garth Stein, author of ”The Art of Racing in the Rain”;

Jim Lynch, author of “Truth Like the Sun,” “Border Songs” and “The Highest Tide”;

Carol Cassella author of “Healer” and “Oxygen”;

Kevin O’Brien, author of “Disturbed”; and

Jennie Shortridge, author of “When She Flew.”

Shortridge will act as the panel’s moderator and master of ceremonies.

The lively discussion will be followed by a complimentary wine-and-cheese reception with the writers. Tickets are $50 and are considered tax-deductible donations to the Kitsap Regional Library Foundation, which raises funds to support the programs and services of Kitsap Regional Library.

For more information, visit or call 360-405-9158. Tickets are available at

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