CHARLEVOIX -- The Charlevoix Area Zonta Club will be hosting its annual Literary Delights authors' luncheon from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday May 18, at the Charlevoix Public Library. Tickets for the event are $40 per person and include a catered lunch and basket raffle drawings.
Three Michigan women authors, Kathleen "Kathy" Paterka, Amy O'Neill and Suzanne Malpass (Rogers), will be speaking, and copies of their books will be available.
All of the proceeds from the event go to support projects to advance the status of women locally, nationally and internationally, including the Charlevoix Zonta club's Sights of Success, a free, day-long event offered to middle school girls to build teamwork, self esteem and confidence.
The featured author for February is Kathleen Paterka. She and her husband, Steve, live in Charlevoix. She is the author of numerous women's fiction novels embracing universal themes of home, family life and love. Her "James Bay series" is a complete set of four novels: "Fatty Patty," "Home Fires," "Lotto Lucy" and "For I Have Sinned," which revolve around a recurring cast of characters living in the fictional summer resort community of James Bay, Mich. Her latest fiction work, "Royal Secrets," will be published in July 2013. Paterka is the resident staff writer for Castle Farms, and co-author of the non-fiction book "For the Love of a Castle," published in 2012.
For more information or tickets, contact Joy Halverson at (231) 547-4813. Reservations are required.