Eighty-five authors,
including more than two dozen award-winning authors
and two New York Times best-selling authors participated in
Book 'Em North Carolina on February 25, 2012.


Authors A-E Authors F-J Authors K-O Authors P-T Authors U-Z


Our keynote authors were two New York Times best-selling authors - Carla Neggers and Michael Palmer.


Carla Neggers

Keynote Speaker

Carla Neggers is the internationally acclaimed author of 22 New York Times best-selling novels. To date, she has more than 60 novels published, with translations in 24 languages. She is known the world over for her richly textured, deeply atmospheric stories of romantic suspense her readers have come to love. A sense of adventure and a strong sense of place are hallmarks of Carla’s novels, along with edge-of-your-seat suspense, complex plotting, multi-faceted characters and romantic tension.

In Carla’s gripping September 2011 hardcover novel, Saint’s Gate, Emma Sharpe, a former nun now an expert in art crimes with the FBI, and Colin Donovan, a deep-cover FBI agent, are caught at the crossroads of art and murder.

At the center of the tale is an isolated coastal Maine convent long known for its work in art conservation. Now the convent is the scene of an unspeakable crime against one of the nuns. As Colin and Emma join forces to investigate the murder, they discover a web of international art heists and long-kept secrets.

“Art has been an ever-present influence in my life,” Carla says. “My mom was very visual, an inspired quilter. One of my uncles, who was captured by the Nazis during World War II, was an avid painter, and my roommates in college were artists. I'm fascinated by high-stakes international art theft and saints in art.”

A distinguished member of the writing community, Carla served as president of Novelists, Inc. and vice president of International Thriller Writers. She is a founding member of the New England Chapter of Romance Writers of America and serves on the Advisory Board of the University of Washington Professional and Continuing Education Writing certificate programs. Carla was awarded an RT Book Reviews Reviewers’ Choice Award and three times has been a finalist for a RITA®, romance publishing’s “Oscar.”



Michael Palmer

Keynote Speaker

From the New York Times bestselling author of A Heartbeat Away and The Last Surgeon comes a shocking new novel at the crossroads of politics and medicine: Oath of Office by Michael Palmer will be released just days before Book 'Em North Carolina! 

Michael is the author of sixteen novels of medical suspense, all international bestsellers, and an associate director of the Massachusetts Medical Society Physician Health Services, devoted to helping physicians sidelined by mental illness, physical illness, behavioral issues, and chemical dependency. 

In Oath of Office troubled doctor John Meacham goes on a shooting spree at his workplace. The blame for this tragedy falls on Dr. Lou Welcome, who worked with Meacham as a counselor after Meacham’s medical license had been revoked for prescription drug addiction.

As Dr. Welcome delves further into the crime, the terrifying evidence he finds takes him down a path to an unspeakable conspiracy that seems to lead directly to the White House and those in the highest positions of power.  Blending science, genetic engineering, and politics, and raising important ethical questions, Oath of Office is a thriller not to be missed. 

Michael Palmer's books have been translated into thirty-five languages.  He lives in eastern Massachusetts and will be doing only select author events.  His website is 


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