Lake Bluff author, journalist, and real estate agent Julie Morse will be speaking about and signing copies of her new creative nonfiction book, “Out-of-the-Box: the Mostly True Story of a Mysterious Man,” at the Lake Forest Bookstore, 680 N. Western Avenue, on Friday, August 17, starting at 7:00 p.m. Her book tells the remarkable story of Chicagoan Bob Harris, a globetrotting salesman and adventurer who, at the age of 80, still travels the world looking for customers, adventure and intrigue. The Bookstore’s Author’s Night includes book commentary by the author, a question and answer session with Morse and Harris, and book-signing. Wine-tasting provided courtesy of Courtyard Wines.
A second book-signing event supporting several charities will be held Sunday, August 19, from 4:00 -7:00 p.m. at the Re-invent Gallery, 202 E. Wisconsin Ave., Lake Forest. Morse will be signing copies of her new children’s book, “When Billy Went Bald,” which releases August 14 and is an upbeat and factual story inspired by the experiences of Morse’s son/co-author, who had cancer when he was five. The authors and illustrator will be in attendance. Net proceeds from all sales of “When Billy Went Bald” will benefit the Sunshine Kids Foundation for children with cancer. Morse will also be signing copies of “Out-of-the-Box” and sales that evening will benefit the Gentle Fund for Vietnamese orphans and college scholarships for Blackfeet Indians, two favorite charities of the book’s subject, Bob Harris. Attendance at the Re-invent book-signing party requires reservations. RSVP by August 16 to [email protected]