(PRESS RELEASE)_Jupiter, FL (November 1, 2023) — Ines Ferrari Garcia, a local Palm Beach Gardens resident and well-known interior designer, celebrates her award-winning debut novel, "Saving Marina." A free public book launch and signing event will be held on Wednesday, November 15, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre in Jupiter, Florida. The event features a conversation led by Florida Weekly Editor Scott Simmons about the book's inspiration and creative process. Light bites and refreshments will be served and a portion of the book proceeds will benefit the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County.
"I had always wanted to write a novel. After the renovation of our house in El Cid was completed and my daughter went away to college, I decided it was time," said Garcia. "I wrote about the house, the neighborhood, and the rich history of West Palm Beach. I wanted to write of hope and healing and my belief that everyone is worthy of love, especially self-love and that prayer does change things. Every book I've ever read has taught me something about life, and I hope this story portrays that message to someone who needs it."
Saving Marina has received accolades from American Bookfest and Kirkus Reviews who said “Over the course of this novel, Garcia truly excels at conveying rich themes of family, trauma, womanhood, and finding one’s sense of purpose on every page. The plot proceeds at an even pace, and each scene feels thoughtfully developed and often captivating.” The book was also honored as a 2023 American Fiction Awards Finalist.
Born and raised in New Jersey, Garcia sought the sun of South Florida and moved to the Ft. Lauderdale area at the age of twenty-one. Her path led her into the world of interior design, where she and her architect husband have successfully operated a business for over twenty-five years. Their life journey took an exciting turn when, as empty nesters, they embarked on the renovation of a historic home in the El Cid neighborhood of West Palm Beach, Florida.
The renovation, along with her life experiences, inspired Ines to write her first book, "Saving Marina." A heartfelt story, "Saving Marina" centers on a middle-aged mother who grapples with the unearthing of repressed past traumas while renovating a historic home in El Cid.
For more information about Ines Ferrari Garcia and "Saving Marina," or to schedule a book signing event email Jennifer Sardone-Shiner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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