Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Forgoing bars for books

On Tuesday night, I gladly accepted the invitation to a book-release party thrown by a fellow media man.

Rob Boisvert, the morning anchor on News 14, has published his first book, Long Dead Lover.

"I've always loved fiction," he told me. "Publishing a book is the fulfillment of a longtime dream. Hopefully, this book will be the first of many."

His release party at the intimate Hidell Brooks Gallery in South End brought together members of the Charlotte media and friends of Rob, who played gracious host throughout the evening, signing every book jacket presented to him with a personalized note.

It was no easy task since many of the women in attendance were no doubt the inspiration behind some of the short love stories in Rob's book. Luckily, the women steered clear of each other and no catfights ensued.

He'll be signing copies of the book Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Bordors at Morrocroft and Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Borders at Stonecrest.