Encinitas authors Gregory Harris and Marshall Lubin hope to inspire with their travel stories on Saturday, Feb. 23 when they speak as part of Carlsbad City Library’s fifth annual Local Authors’ Festival. Harris and Lubin are two of seven local authors who will discuss their books and answer questions during a panel discussion from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the library’s Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium, followed by a book signing in the library’s courtyard between 12 and 1 p.m.
Lubin’s book, From Boys 2 Men: An Adventure in Paradise, chronicles his story about leaving his parent’s nest at the age of 17 to embark on a surfing safari to Hawaii. Lubin recalled that the adventure then morphed into a sailing story that spanned the globe. “I get great reviews from both surfers and sailors and I love to hear when people say, ‘I've always dreamed of sailing around the world, but if I can't, at least I can read about your voyage.’ Hopefully, I'm inspiring others to get off their duff and make their lifelong dream come true!”
Harris’ book, Italy on Two Cappuccinos, is an illustrated travelogue full of insights and adventures around Italy and through France and Switzerland. Along the way, Harris rates the locals and the coffee. “It was such an adventure, living and traveling there that I had to share my experiences,” Harris recently said. “The most rewarding part about sharing with readers is finding out what they experienced, if it was the same or different, and enriching other lives through that sharing.”
For more information about the Local Authors’ Festival, call 760-602-2012 or visitwww.carlsbadlibrary.org.