Author Marcia Meara to host luncheon and sign books at DeBary Hall



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DEBARY, Fla. -- Marcia Meara will host a tea, luncheon and book signing from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary.

The local author will discuss her latest novel, “The Darkest Place: Riverbend Book 3,” which will be published this spring. She will bring her own custom-blended teas and a copy of the book for each guest. The event will include a reading, Q-and-A session, and book signing. 

Meara, who announced her desire to become an author at age 5, began pursuing her dream with the publication of “Wake-Robin Ridge” three years ago at age 69. Six novels and a book of poetry later, she’s still going strong.

Her books, which are available on Amazon in print and Kindle format, include “Wake-Robin Ridge,” “A Boy Named Rabbit: Wake-Robin Ridge Book 2,” “Harbinger: Wake-Robin Ridge Book 3,” “Swamp Ghosts: A Riverbend Novel,” “Finding Hunter: Riverbend Book 2” and “Summer Magic: Poems of Life & Love.”

The $20 fee includes lunch, tea and a signed copy of Meara’s latest book. Reservations are required; contact Tracy Mestre at 386-668-3840 or by April 17.

Did You Know?
DeBary Hall Historic Site, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is managed by Volusia County’s Parks, Recreation and Culture Division. Tours of the 1871 hunting lodge are available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission prices are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2 for children ages 3 to 12, and free for children 2 and younger.
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