Then, just in the past few days, the news came that Frank's book "The Christmas Pearl" is going to made into a movie starring Whoopi Goldberg.
Frank will speak at the annual Library
Foundation Author Luncheon, scheduled for March 14 at the Polo Grill & Bar in Lakewood Ranch. The luncheon is the primary fundraising event of the Library Foundation, which supports the Manatee County Library System.
Frank is a fixture on the New York Times best-seller list with such novels as "Sullivans Island," "Plantation," "Isle of Palms," "Shem Creek," "Full of Grace," "Bulls Island" and "Porch Lights."
Tickets for the luncheon are still available for $45. Call 941-748-5555, ext. 6306 or go to www.manateelibraryfoundation.org.