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Best-selling author to speak at LRU Visiting Writers Series

Fri Mar 11 2011

Ted PetersInternationally acclaimed best selling author David Baldacci will be the guest author at the Lenoir-Rhyne University Visiting Writers Series on Thursday, March 31 at 7:00 pm, in the P.E. Monroe Auditorium on campus.

This event is co-sponsored by the Hickory Public Library. A book signing will be held prior to the reading at 5:00-6:00 pm at the Patrick Beaver Memorial Library in Hickory. The book signing and reading are free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations are required or offered.

Baldacci shocked the publishing world when he burst on the literary scene with his incredible first novel, Absolute Power. Since then he has written eighteen additional best selling works including Total Control, The Winner, The Simple Truth, Saving Faith, Wish You Well, Last Man Standing, True Blue, and his latest blockbuster, Deliver Us From Evil.

Baldacci was born in Virginia 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. Baldacci practiced law for nine years in Washington, DC, as both a trial and corporate attorney.

Baldacci’s works 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. And over 100 million copies of David Baldacci’s books are in print worldwide. Baldacci writes for numerous magazines and newspapers. He is a contributing editor for Parade magazine, which has a circulation of over 75 million readers.

Baldacci participates in numerous charitable organizations and is currently the U.S. ambassador for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

For more information about the Visiting Writers Series at Lenoir-Rhyne University, go to or call 828-328-7077.

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