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Local Pirate Authors to Sign Books, Perform at Goodwill Book Store
Authors and pirate enthusiasts James and Sarah Jane Kasermen will bring their high-energy book-signing and pirate show to the Goodwill Donation Center & Book Store in Fort Myers on Saturday, March 31.
The authors will donate a portion of the proceeds from Saturday’s book signing back to Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida (http://www.goodwillswfl.org)
“It’s going to be a lot of fun,” says Goodwill Store Manager Michele Prox-Foos. “They dress up as pirates, and she plays the fiddle, too. So it’s not just a book signing, it’s entertainment.”
The Kasermans have been Fort Myers residents since 1985, and have more than 70 combined years in the education field. Their interest in pirates has led to three novels, “Gasparilla Pirate Genius;” “The Legend of Gasparilla, A Tale for All Ages;” and “How the Pirates Saved Christmas.” Their non-fiction book, “Pirates of Southwest Florida, Fact and Legend” is used in their teaching with the Florida Gulf Coast University Renaissance Academy.
Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc. provides programs and services to help people with disabilities and other disadvantages. Revenue generated at Goodwill’s 25 Southwest Florida Retail & Donation Centers supports Job-Link centers, income-sensitive housing for senior citizens and people with disabilities, the SWFL MicroEnterprise project, the L.I.F.E. Academy charter school for students with developmental disabilities, and other programs.
More information about Goodwill’s Southwest Florida is available at the agency’s website: http://www.goodwillswfl.org.
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About Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida:
Goodwill operates 25 thrift stores in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry & Glades Counties to support its mission of removing barriers to independence for people with disabilities and other disadvantages. Programs include income-sensitive disability-accessible housing, career placement assistance, the L.I.F.E. Academy Charter School, Four Wheels for Work, and others.