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BOOKMARKS presents A Book Launch Celebration

October 30, 2012

Achieving high levels of success as a published author is extremely rare, but having two award-winning authors in the family is almost unheard of. On Saturday, November 3, at 7:00pm, in the Porter B. Byrum Welcome Center Auditorium on the campus of Wake Forest University, you can meet two of them.

It’s a BOOKMARKS Book Launch Celebration featuring the dynamic mother/daughter writer’s duo of Penelope and Jennifer Niven. Wake Forest Alumna and Winston-Salem resident Penelope Niven is the author of Carl Sandburg: A Biography, Steichen: A Biography, and her new book, Thornton Wilder: A Life has just been published by HarperCollins. Penelope’s daughter Jennifer calls Los Angeles home, and her books include non-fiction works like The Ice Master, and Ada Blackjack, as well as the Velva Jean novel series. The third book in the series, Becoming Clementine, was published last month, and the fourth Velva Jean novel will be released in the fall of 2013.

On Saturday night Jennifer and her mother will read from their new books, and autograph copies. Also Drama Desk award-winning actress Rosemary Harris will read from Thornton Wilder’s plays and novels. Penny recently stopped by WFDD and Jennifer joined Triad Arts host/producer David Ford by phone from her home in Los Angeles.

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