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7th Annual STEAM Luncheon featuring James Patterson

Join James Patterson, world’s bestselling author and Palm Beach resident, for an afternoon of storytelling and inspiration, celebrating literacy, learning and the arts.



A Conversation with James Patterson
Transforming Lives Through Literacy

"The education we give our kids today will determine our economy tomorrow.” 
James Patterson


Wednesday, February 20, 2019
11:30 a.m.


Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
Cohen Pavilion
701 Okeechobee Blvd.

West Palm Beach, FL 33401


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Phone: 561-868-3450

Author's Bio:

James Patterson is the world’s bestselling author, best known for his many enduring fictional characters and series, including Alex Cross, the Women’s Murder Club, Michael Bennett, Maximum Ride, Middle School, I Funny, and Jacky Ha-Ha. Patterson’s writing career is characterized by a single mission: to prove to everyone, from children to adults, that there is no such thing as a person who “doesn’t like to read,” only people who haven’t found the right book. He’s given over a million books to schoolkids and over forty million dollars to support education, and endowed over five thousand college scholarships for teachers. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family. Learn more at

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Facebook:  @JamesPatterson

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Event Moderator - Suzanne Boyd

After graduating with a broadcast journalism degree from the University of Florida in 1995, Suzanne immediately went to work for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune’s 24-hour news channel, writing for both the newspaper and television station. She anchored there for 2 ½ years before landing the job in South Florida.

Suzanne was first hired in 1998 as the weekend reporter for CBS 12 and FOX 29 in West Palm Beach and within 6 months, was anchoring the weekend shows. She eventually went on to launch the CBS 12 I-Team and won 3 Associated Press awards for her reporting. Suzanne spent 20 years at CBS12 – most recently as the morning anchor – before she retired from the news business in 2018.

Suzanne is now working on her own talk show with psychotherapist Shannon Thompson Jones called “What Your Friends Won’t Tell You”. It is a weekly show they broadcast on Facebook Live, YouTube and on their WYFWTY podcast. Suzanne and Shannon tackle challenging issues like divorce, addiction, co-dependency and give their viewers insight and tools to deal with those challenges.

Suzanne is also the co-author of The Dream Pillow storybook, which she wrote with her friend whose daughter created the Dream Pillow to help children sleep.

Suzanne has strong skills in branding, social media, digital marketing, communication and public relations. When she’s not working, you can find Suzanne at the yoga studio. She has been practicing for several years now and lives in Delray Beach with her two children.

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