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Coma was author’s turning point

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“Only twenty years to overnight success.” This quotation comes from best-selling author John Lescroart. Most writers would have been long-ago discouraged – not John Lescroart.

This nationally-known mystery/ thriller author will appear at the South Lake Tahoe Public Library, 1000 Rufus Allen Blvd., at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 19. Lescroart will talk to attendees and field questions. He is a big believer in hard work and single-minded dedication. He has quite a varied job history and now demonstrates his multiple talents in music as well as writing.

In 1989, earning his living elsewhere even though a published writer, he went body-surfing in Southern California and ended up in an 11-day coma. This battle with death was the turning point of his career. He quit his job, moved to Northern California (he has Tahoe ties) and began writing full time with a renewed and intense focus.

The Friends of the Library encourage all members of the community to come to meet the multi-faceted John Lescroart. The program is a part of the Friends’ continuing free program presentations of varied offerings. For further information call the library at (530) 573-3185 Tuesday through Saturday.

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