Get to Know David Baldacci

baldacci-d-photo-small.jpgAs you probably know, David Baldacci is the featured author at this year’s A Novel Experience event taking place on Tuesday, September 28 at 7:30 pm at the Forest Hills Fine Arts Center. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at www.kdl.org, any KDL branch location or any Grand Rapids Schuler Books and Music location.

We are also hosting an Author Reception at 5:30 pm at Watermark Country Club. Tickets are $60, which includes admission to the general event. They can be purchased online or at a KDL branch.

About David Baldacci (from http://www.davidbaldacci.com/)

David Baldacci was born in Virginia, in 1960, where he currently resides. He received a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Virginia Commonwealth University and a law degree from the University of Virginia. Mr. Baldacci practiced law for nine years in Washington, D.C., as both a trial and corporate attorney.

David Baldacci has published nineteen adult novels and two young adult novels. His works have been in numerous worldwide magazines, newspapers, journals, and publications. Baldacci has authored seven original screenplays. His books have been translated into more than 45 languages and sold in more than 80 countries. All of his books have been national and international bestsellers. Over 100 million copies of Mr. Baldacci’s books are in print worldwide.

David writes for numerous magazines and newspapers. He is a contributing editor for Parade magazine, which has a circulation of over 75 million readers.

Castle Rock entertainment made Absolute Power (Warner Books/Grand Central Publishing, 1996) into a major motion picture starring Clint Eastwood and Gene Hackman. The novel Absolute Power won Britain’s W. H. Smith’s Thumping Good Read award for fiction in 1997, and was nominated for a literary award in Italy. Absolute Power was selected for People Magazine’s “Page Turner of the Week.” Absolute Power won the 1996 Gold Medal Award for Best Mystery/Thriller from the Southern Writers Guild.

David Baldacci’s books have been publicly discussed and/or read by everyone from Howard Stern and Don Imus to Newt Gingrich and Rush Limbaugh, from George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton to Charlie Rose and Larry King.

David has made many television and radio appearances and has been featured in numerous national and international publications.

David contributes to, and is involved in, several philanthropic efforts. His greatest efforts are currently dedicated to his family’s own Wish You Well Foundation. The Wish You Well Foundation, established by Michelle and David Baldacci, supports family literacy in the United States by fostering and promoting the development and expansion of new and existing literacy and educational programs. Recently the Wish You Well Foundation partnered with Feeding America to launch “Feeding Body & Mind”. Through Feeding Body & Mind, hundreds of thousands of new and used books have been collected and distributed through area food banks, helping feed both body and mind.

David Baldacci serves as a national ambassador for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and participates in numerous charities, including the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, the American Cancer Society, and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Check out one of David Baldacci’s books today!

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Katie

Katie is a Communications Assistant and helps spread the word about all the amazing things taking place at KDL. She loves her job so much that she returned to it following a four-year stint as a stay-at-home mom!



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