Joe Gillan signed his first novel Oct. 3, at Circle Books, on St. Armands Circle. His book, “Just Before the Dawn,” tells the story of a long-term love relationship.
The Siesta Key resident began his career as a sportswriter for Gannett newspapers, worked most of his life as a lobbyist, ran marathons for many years and has been a longtime advocate for special-needs people.
Circle Books, now the only independent bookseller in the greater Sarasota area, has sold more than 425 copies of Gillan’s book.
“We have made a commitment to try to give authors like Joe a voice,” said store co-owner Eric Lamboley.
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IN THE KITCHEN WITH: Cafe Venice
This week we went in the kitchen with chef Scott Raiche, of Cafe Venice, while he prepares chicken scaloppine marengo. Get the recipe and watch an instructional video in this week's "In the Kitchen."