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Meet Acclaimed Novelist Sandra Brown at Ocean County Library Toms River Branch

September 26, 2023

TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library is pleased to present award-winning novelist Sandra Brown in a James J. Mancini Author Event at the OCL Toms River Branch, 6 PM Thursday, October 5.

A book signing session will follow the 45-minute question-and-answer period.

Since 1981, Sandra has produced more than 80 works of fiction, including more than 70 New York Times best-sellers. Approximately 80 million copies of her novels are in print worldwide and have been translated into 34 languages. Several of her novels have been adapted for television.

Sandra’s newest novel, Out of Nowhere, is available in print, audiobook and eBook formats at the Ocean County Library.

A past president of the Mystery Writers of America, Sandra has received accolades including the International Thriller Writers Association’s “Thriller Master” Award, the Romance Writers of America’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Texas Medal of Arts Award for Literature. She has embarked on USO tours in Afghanistan and Cuba.

This program honors the memory of James J. Mancini, who while serving on the Ocean County Board of Commissioners for 21 years, was liaison to the Ocean County Library for over 15 years. Commissioner Mancini often said, “We have the best library system in the world.” He enthusiastically supported library staff in their efforts to provide excellence in library resources and services to the people of Ocean County. His support of library partnerships with Ocean County municipalities helped the Ocean County Library become the largest county library system in New Jersey.

Please register at to attend this free program. For more information, visit the OCL Toms River Branch, 101 Washington Street, or call (732) 349-6200.

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