Author! Author! at B & N

A big shout-out to Barnes & Noble Eastchester for hosting a magical night for me and my new novel “The Penalty for Holding” Sept. 7. It was an evening of good food, good friends, good discussion, good fun and now good memories

But I’m not the only local author to be the beneficiary of the store’s largesse. Throughout the month of September, this concept store  — blending food and food for thought – has been presenting a Local Authors Festival. It concludes Sunday, Sept. 24 (noon to 4 p.m.) with, among others, WAG alumna and good friend Barbara Nachman, author of the fashion mystery series “Who-Done_It? Who-Wore-It?”. “Knocked Off,” the fourth and latest entry, finds intrepid fashion editor Bonnie Nash on a case in which she is not only sleuth but suspect

But the literary meets-and-greets don’t stop there. Writers in the latest installment of Westchester Review will be reading from their works at the store from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28.  Yours truly will be among them, sharing the story that ultimately became the second chapter of “The Penalty for Holding.”

The festival and Barnes & Noble Eastchester’s commitment to local authors are proof that books are truly a lifelong love affair.

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Georgette Gouveia

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