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Famous Author Lecture and Lunch Series,

James O. Born

Monday, February 13th, 2023

Doors: 11:30pm

Event: 12:00pm – 2:00pm

SBDAC’s Grand Atrium

*General Admission: $45

Table of 8: $360

*General Admission is first come first served seating

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Enjoy a lunch, lecture, Q&A, and book-signing with bestselling authors on four Mondays, January through April 2023. The Famous Author Lecture Series brings national and international bestselling authors to Fort Myers, enriching the community with high-quality literary experiences. These 2-hour events invite guests to meet and listen to best-selling authors sharing their experiences and offering insights into their works all while enjoying a delicious lunch catered by Frisco’s, followed by a personal book signing opportunity. The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is pleased to present luncheon lectures with Lisa Unger, James O. Born, B.A. Shapiro, and Robert Macomber.

About the Author:

James O. Born is a graduate of Florida State University and received a Master’s degree from the University of Southern Mississippi in Psychology. Born started his career in police work as a US Drug Agent (DEA) and was part of the late 1980’s Miami drug war.  He then moved on to become a Special Agent with the elite Florida Department of Law Enforcement, working undercover and spending eleven years on the agency’s Special Operations Team (also called SWAT). Born has taken his career in law enforcement and love of writing and blended it into a new life as a novelist. Born published the first of several thrillers set in the vastly changed landscape of Florida in the future under the pseudonym James O’Neal. The series features a police detective investigating crime and coping with the pressures of life more than twenty years from now. Each novel strives to bring realism and entertainment together for fans of crime fiction. In 2015, Born started as a co-writer with James Patterson.  In addition to taking over the Michael Bennett series, Born has worked on a number of other Patterson books. Born has finished the New York and London marathons, competed in swimming and holds two separate black belts in karate. He is a scuba diver, windsurfer, mountain biker and avid sailor. A native Floridian, Born currently lives on the east coast with his wife, Donna and has two children, John and Emily.


Walnut Chicken Salad-Organic spring blend, grilled chicken, Gorgonzola,
tomato, onions, grapes, walnuts, and balsamic dressing. Served with fresh
Chocolate Mousse Cake

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