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Author event and giveaway: Dorothea Benton Frank

July 22, 2014

Dottie Frank

Dottie Frank made a stop here when she toured for her latest book, The Hurricane Sisters, and you know I was there because she never fails to make me laugh.  She has been on The New York Times Bestsellers list since her first book, Sullivan’s Island, was published – I think it’s because her sharp wit comes out in her writing.

The Hurricane Sisters is Dottie’s tenth book with Harper Collins.  They’ve organized a Fanfest for her in November and it’s already sold out!

Dottie got the idea for The Hurricane Sisters when she learned that South Carolina is the number one state for female deaths caused by domestic violence.  35,000 women called for help last year alone.  1.3 million women in the U. S. report abuse every year.  She found those statistics very disturbing and wondered what she could do about it.  As an author, she decided she could bring awareness to this issue through her writing.  At her event, she passed out pamphlets from local shelters and said Harper Collins is donating books to women’s shelters.

South Carolina is proud to claim Dottie as one of its own and will induct her into the South Carolina Academy of Authors in 2015.  She is ready to move back to the state and said, “This January, come hell or high water, I’ll be in South Carolina.”

Casting for the movie version of The Christmas Pearl is taking place now – the movie will be filmed in Staten Island and Charleston.  Dottie is working on her next book, tentatively titled, Still Kickin’, about middle aged women who aren’t able to retire.

I got Dottie to autograph a copy of The Hurricane Sisters for one lucky reader.  To enter to win an autographed copy of THE HURRICANE SISTERS, simply fill out the entry form.  Contest is open worldwide – one entry per person, please.  I will use random.org to determine the winner.Contest ends at midnight EDT Thursday, July 31, 2014.    Comments are welcome (and appreciated) but will not get you an entry in the contest.

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19 Comments leave one →
  1. July 22, 2014 7:16 am

    This I have to win! Please count me in and thank you for sharing.

  2. July 22, 2014 7:16 am

    I really enjoyed this book and the DBF event sounded great! Can’t wait for her next book. I’ve only read a couple so it looks like I should read The Christmas Pearl before the movie is out. Good luck to everyone in the giveaway!

  3. July 22, 2014 7:29 am

    I have this on my reading list. Thanks for the chance to win!

  4. July 22, 2014 8:16 am

    The Hurricane Sisters sounds good. Nice giveaway!

  5. July 22, 2014 10:00 am

    Oh, love knowing a little more about the author, and I enjoy her books!! Thanks for the opportunity.

  6. July 22, 2014 10:36 am

    What an interesting author, and making you laugh is a good reason to go to her event. Thanks for organizing this give a way.

  7. July 22, 2014 12:08 pm

    An intriguing review, thank you for the opportunity to enter and blessings to you and yours.

  8. July 22, 2014 1:23 pm

    I need to enter at once 🙂

  9. Beth Hoffman permalink
    July 22, 2014 1:49 pm

    You are so lucky to live in an area with a bookshop that supports author and hosts such terrific venues!

  10. July 22, 2014 5:03 pm

    That is an interesting statistic about South Carolina. Kudos to the author for bringing awareness to the issue! I’ve been eyeing this book and now I’m even more interested in reading it. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity 🙂

  11. Patty permalink
    July 22, 2014 5:30 pm

    That’s awesome that you got to do this!

  12. bookingmama permalink
    July 22, 2014 7:53 pm

    Dottie is so much fun! What a fantastic event!

  13. July 22, 2014 8:15 pm

    I adore her so much! I need to check out her tour schedule to see if she is coming to Minnesota!

  14. July 22, 2014 9:25 pm

    I thoroughly enjoyed her visit to Foxtale! She is definitely one unique and funny lady!

  15. July 22, 2014 10:14 pm

    I am new to her books and look forward to this newest one.

  16. July 23, 2014 1:26 pm

    I love that the author took such an important topic and wrote her book around it. Definitely the best way to get attention.

  17. July 24, 2014 10:49 pm

    I’ve never read this author but I like that you said her sharp wit comes through in her writing. It makes me want to read her!

  18. July 26, 2014 3:21 am

    Sounds fun! I haven’t read anything yet by Dorothea, but I love books set in the South.

  19. July 30, 2014 7:40 am

    Dottie is the best!

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