Book Launch at Belmar Arts Council

The Boatworks, Belmar Arts Council

608 River Road
Belmar, NJ 07719

The Belmar Arts Council will host two new authors on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Local writers Lauren Kehoe and Pat Heaney will share readings from their newly released books. The evening will also feature a book sale and signing, refreshments, and music by Tom Brennan. Local author Lauren Kehoe is 19 years old and is currently attending Ocean County College. Her hobbies include writing, reading, powerlifting, and volunteering at the local animal shelter. She will share a reading from her first book, The Numb. Pat Heaney is an award winning environmental educator and storyteller. She will read from her first novel, Mean Sea Level, which is set in Spring Lake. Belmar Arts Council is located at the Boatworks, 608 River Road Belmar, NJ 07719 (at 7th Ave & the railroad tracks) 732-749-3360 The Numb: The City is a place of perfection and productivity. Every day, Vick takes his pills. All of the citizens take them for good health. Three Life Vitamins, three times a day. No one talks to him. No one touches him. He doesn't even look at them. And The City runs flawlessly around him. Until one day he skips a dose. Slowly, new feelings begin trickling into his consciousness. Things he's never experienced before. Suddenly he is aware of a possibility of connecting with other living things around him–starting with a stray dog. When he risks everything to bring her home and keep her safe, he feels happiness, sadness, and all kinds of emotions he didn't know existed. When a new coworker, Kim, arrives and seems to be paying an unusual amount of attention to him, he must make a decision. He wonders if he's found someone with the answers to his questions about the Life Vitamins … and if he can trust her to keep it a secret from The City. Mean Sea Level: Summer at the beach should be fun, unless your best friends dump you, you're hounded by vicious dogs and you fall in love with the wrong person. Twelve-year-old Peggy Ryan isn't looking for drama, but she gets swept up in a tide of mystery and adventure when a fascinating run away arrives in her Jersey Shore town.

Saturday - January 11, 2014


Pat Heaney

Phone: 732 370 5023