Stories About Fictional Brevard Family Available at ‘Authors in a Box’ at Melbourne Square Mall
By Space Coast Daily // December 1, 2017
on sale at 'Authors in a Box' event Dec. 9
BREVARD COUONTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA — A fictional family who lives in Melbourne is the subject of some of the stories in author Linda Mansfield’s “Two Good Feet” series, a four-book collection of seasonal, quick reads for teenagers through senior citizens, male and female.
The books will be on sale at the “Authors in a Box” event Saturday, Dec. 9 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Melbourne Square Mall, located at 1700 W. New Haven Avenue.
Each book contains a baker’s dozen of stories, and two of the stories in each book feature the fictional Thompson family of Melbourne.
“The books’ goal is to provide enjoyable reading material for short breaks in today’s busy lifestyle,”saidMansfield.
“They are especially popular with travelers and people waiting for appointments, and make good gifts. Since there are 52 stories in all, the series offers a story for every week of the year.”
The first book in the series is “Stories for the 12 Days of Christmas.” It is followed by “Twelve Stories for Spring,” “Twelve Stories for Summer” and “Twelve Stories for Fall.” The latter was released last month.
The stories with the Melbourne ties are the 11th and 12th stories in each book.
In “Stories for the 12 Days of Christmas,” readers meet Liz Thompson, a Melbourne mother and realtor. Her husband, Brent, is an architect who travels to Asia routinely for his work. Their two children are Matt, 8, and Jessica, 6.
In the Christmas book, Brent and Matt bond during a special building project; a harried Liz has a minor traffic accident while Christmas shopping at a local mall, and Jessica loses her favorite toy.
In “Twelve Stories for Spring,” Brent experiences a travel nightmare while trying to get home to Melbourne after a business trip to China, and Liz and Jessica meet some special residents at a retirement home in Melbourne.
A very bored Matt meets an interesting stranger on a Melbourne beach in “Twelve Stories for Summer,” while his mother bumps into an old college flame at the Brevard County Farmers’ Market.
The true identity of the stranger on the beach is revealed in “Twelve Stories for Fall,” while Liz plays an instrumental role in catching the kidnapper of a toddler who lives in West Melbourne. (The fall book also has a story about a fictional heart patient at the Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale.)
Although the reader’s experience is enhanced if the books are read in order, each can stand alone.
For more information, see LindaMansfieldBooks.com or follow “Linda Mansfield — Author” on Facebook or @RestartLMAuthor on Twitter.
More information on “Authors in a Box” can be found at AuthorsInaBox.com
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