On Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020 from 10 – 11 a.m., author Carole O’Neill will speak at the gallery as part of the Coffee With the Authors series. Carole is a Peabody and Emmy Award-winning producer/director with more than 20 years of experience in broadcast television. Her productions of news, public affairs, talk shows, documentaries and LIVE Specials aired on ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS and WB network affiliates.
She began her career in television at WBZ-TV in Boston. During her two terms on the Board of Governors for the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, she served as advisor to television executives in Italy, Switzerland and Luxembourg.
Carole’s latest novel is Taylor’s Truth, a story inspired by current human trafficking. When college sophomore, Taylor Caldwell, arrives in Myrtle Beach on spring break, she has no idea she will not be returning home with her class.
After Taylor remains missing for a month, a Boston television station assigns Samantha Scott and her Investigative Unit to produce a documentary about Taylor’s disappearance.
Samantha and her research assistant, Cisco Jackson, spend days following all available leads. The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division fears that a sex trafficking ring may be responsible for Taylor’s disappearance.
Samantha’s and Cisco’s urgent search takes them along the South Carolina coastline until an unexpected clue threatens them with their own demise. Will their efforts help bring Taylor home? Or are they too late?
The author will talk about this book and her own experiences in documentary filmmaking. The event is free, but seating is limited so reservations are required. Call the gallery at 910.575.5999 to hold your spot!