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Adventurous Author – Stuart Woods

Born in Georgia, Stuart Woods joined the Air National Guard after college and moved to New York City in search of a writing job. He wound up at an ad agency until he was sent to Mannheim, Germany with the Air National Guard.

He spent the 1970s in London working in advertising again. When he inherited from his grandfather, he bought a boat and entered the Observer Singlehanded Transatlantic race, spending six weeks alone at sea. His non-fiction book, Blue Water, Green Skipper  (first published in 1977, republished in 2012) chronicles the experience of that race. Charlton Heston starred in the CBS television dramatization of that book.

Woods is still a licensed pilot, owns a power boat and has partial ownership in a yacht.

He published fifteen novels before appearing on the New York Times bestseller list. His publishers have now requested three books a year from him.

According to his website, his famous character Stone Barrington is entirely fictional and not based on a real N.Y.P.D. homicide detective.

The latest in the Stone Barrington series, Unintended Consequences, is coming out in April 2013.



Large Print by Best-Selling Authors

Struggling to read regular print copies of your favorite authors? Certain BESTSELLER authors are now available in Large Print.

Large Print editions often come out a month or two after their regular print counter-parts, but the waiting lists are often shorter.

  Forgotten by David Baldacci– Special Agent John Puller is the best and the U.S. Army relies on him to solve the toughest cases, but this time the crime is personal and his aunt’s death is no accident.
Large Print Coming November 2012
 Black Box Black Box by Michael Connelly – Harry Bosch is back investigating a 20 year crime. The 1992 murder of a female photographer during the L.A. riots may be more than an accident.
Large Print Coming November 2012
 Poseidon's Arrow  Poseidon’s Arrow by Clive Cussler – It could be Dirk Pitt’s most dangerous adventure yet. New submarine technology, a missing developer and a sub that disappeared in 1943 combine to make this an exciting adventure novel.
Large Print Coming December 2012
 Notorious Nineteen  Notorious Nineteen by Janet Evanovich – After a slow summer in the bail bond business, Stephanie Plum lands an assignment to bring in an embezzler, but she gets more than she bargained for.
Large Print Coming November 2012
 Private London Private London by James Patterson – Jack Morgan saved beautiful Hannah Shapiro from a horrific death almost a decade ago and now she’s in danger again. Can Private detectives save her?
Large Print Coming December 2012

Up Next from Your Favorite Authors

 Low Pressure Low Pressure by Sandra Brown – Bellamy Lyston’s is a best-selling author, but her latest book based on her sister’s murder is sure to stir up trouble.
 Taming the Wind  Taming the Wind by Tracie Peterson – In the years after the Civil War, Cassie Lowe and Tyler Atherton struggle to confront their fears and find a life of love with each other.
 Bridesmaid  Bridesmaid by Beverly Lewis – Amish-woman Joanna Kurtz is growing tired of being a bridesmaid, but her secret beau hasn’t made a move toward marriage.
 Winter of the World  Winter of the World by Ken Follett – Ken Follett continues following five families through the events of World War II in his sweeping Century series.
 Tombs  Tombs by Clive Cussler – Husband and wife treasure-hunting team Sam and Remi Fargo are hot on the trail of Attila the Hun’s treasure, but the chase brings more than they bargained for.
 Plain and Simple Heart  Plain and Simple Heart by Lori Copeland – What happens when Amish fiction meets Western? Lori Copeland explores these themes in her Amish of Apple Grove series.
 Westward Hearts  Westward Hearts by Melody Carlson – Elizabeth Martin honors the memory of her late husband by taking their two children West, but the journey will challenge her to the core.
 River's End  River’s End by Melody Carlson – “With brokenness and humility, three generations of women return to their roots to discover who they are and who they are meant to be.

Remember, any Scott County patron can join the BESTSELLER Club and we will place holds on your favorite authors for you. Or you can click on the links above to place the holds yourself.