P&C Book and Author Luncheon set Friday

Stephanie Evanovich

The Post and Courier’s Book and Author Luncheon is a twice-a-year affair that features popular writers and draws hundreds to the literary event.

The fall luncheon is scheduled for 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Charleston Marriott, 170 Lockwood Drive.

Featured authors are Jefferson Bass (Dr. Bill Bass and Jon Jefferson), Stephanie Evanovich, John Searles and Christine Baker Kline.

Jefferson Bass is the New York Times best-seller writing team of Dr. Bill Bass and Jon Jefferson.

Bass, a world-renowned forensic anthropologist, founded the University of Tennessee’s Anthropology Research Facility, aka the Body Farm, a quarter-century ago. He also is a teacher and the author or coauthor of more than 200 scientific publications.

Jefferson is a veteran journalist, writer and documentary filmmaker.

Christina Baker Kline is a novelist, nonfiction writer and editor. In addition to her New York Times best-seller “Orphan Train,” her novels include “Bird in Hand,” “The Way Life Should Be,” “Desire Lines” and “Sweet Water.” She served as writer-in-residence at Fordham University from 2007 to 2011 and was an on-staff editor and writing coach at the social networking site SheWrites.com. She lives in Montclair, N.J.

John Searles is the author of the national best-sellers “Boy Still Missing” and “Strange but True.” He frequently appears as a book critic on NBC’s “Today Show.” His essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post and other national publications. His most recent novel is “Help for the Haunted.” He lives in New York City.

Stephanie Evanovich is from Asbury Park, N.J. She attended New York Conservatory for the Dramatic Arts and acted with several improvisational troupes.

Now a full-time writer, Evanovich is an avid sports fan who holds a black belt in tae kwon do. She is the author of the novel “Big Girl Panties.”

Doors to the luncheon open at 11 a.m. and lunch is served shortly thereafter.

Books are made available for purchase and signing. At about 12:15 p.m., the authors each deliver a short talk. At the conclusion of the event, the writers will sign books.

Tickets are $50; a reserved table for eight is $400. Tickets will not be sold at the door. They are available until 2 p.m. Tuesday by calling 937-5766.