FL, February 5, 2010 - In its sixth year, Parker
Ladd's Author Breakfast Series, co-sponsored by U.S.
Trust, continues to bring world famous authors to
Florida. An audience of 100, including well known
Palm Beach residents Hilary Geary, Wilbur
Ross and William Flaherty, listened in
rapt attention to authors Harry Evans and
James Gardner on Friday, February 5, 2010.
and James Gardner proved to be two of the more
fascinating authors this season. Allowing one-half
hour for each author, Parker Ladd guides the
discussion through a series of questions relevant to
the book and the author's life. Ladd is well
qualified as the former host of A & E's
(Harry) Evans the distinguished British
journalist, editor and author discussed his new
autobiography MY PAPER CHASE from
Little, Brown & Company.
As the book
demonstrates, Evans has lived a fascinating life.
Now an American citizen, he lives with his wife,
Tina Brown, in New York City.
CHASE chronicles his early years and life as a
journalist and editor in England including his long
career at The Sunday Times of London. Evans talked
about how impressed he was by the high journalistic
standards of American newspapers while traveling as
a young man through the United States when he was
studying on fellowship. The experience prompted him
to do several investigative pieces such as the one
that exposed Kim Philby as a Soviet spy.
Gardner, author of THE LION KILLER from
Pennington Publishers explained how the real
life atrocities taking place in Africa today are
woven into his fictionalized novel, the first in his
"Dark Continent Chronicles".
is a local Florida author who writes from his home
in Palm Beach County. The Lion Killer
was the #1 Bestseller for two consecutive weeks in
February at Main Street News in Palm Beach. An
adventure thriller, the action begins
in Palm Beach and takes readers on a wild ride
through Zimbabwe and the Darfur in the Sudan.
the territory having taken 25 trips to Africa over
the last 40 years. New York Times
Bestselling author, Nelson DeMille said,
"Few really good books come out of Africa, but
James Gardner's 'The Lion Killer' is one of those
few. It's easy to see that Gardner has been there
and that he understood what he saw. His powerful
writing illuminates the
received a copy of a featured book and the chance to
meet the authors at the book signing .