+ Dual launch party at Mar Vista goes by the book
Longboat authors Celia Edmundson and Terry Griffin held a joint book launch Dec. 13, at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant & Pub. “Letters to Lee,” a World War II love story of Edmundson’s father, Gen. Jim Edmundson, and her mother, Lee, was edited by Edmundson. Griffin’s murder mystery, “Wyatt’s Revenge,” again is set on Longboat Key and includes some international intrigue. Both books are available at local bookstores.
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