SARASOTA, Fla. – Helaine Mario, author of the thriller “The Lost Concerto,” will speak at the April 5 meeting of the Sarasota Fiction Writers. The meeting will be held at Selby Library at 6 p.m.
“The Lost Concerto” is a finalist for the Independent Book Publishers Association’s Benjamin Franklin Awards for mystery and suspense fiction.
The novel tells the story of a classical pianist who travels to France to search for her missing godson. The book is a blend of music, suspense, Paris, missing art and music, and secrets from WWII.
She is also the author of the suspense novel “Firebird,” a mystery that weaves love, loss, courage and redemption with political intriguing and romance.
For all eight years of the Bill Clinton presidency, Mario was a White House volunteer for Tipper and Al Gore. She is a passionate advocate for public service and issues related to women and children.
She has served on several nonprofit boards and founded The SunDial Foundation in 1998 to benefit the most vulnerable women, children and families. She also started Project PJs to bring new books, bears and pajamas to at-risk children in the community.
Mario’s son, Sean, is the pianist who inspired the classical music background of “The Lost Concerto.
For more information, visit helainemario.com.