Tuesday, March 24, 2009


Meet & Greet at Tales by the Sea! Yall come!

Just like the characters in her latest novel, A Promise Land of Plenty, Destin
resident and author, Betty Lazarini, who writes under the pen name of B.P. Laz,
is not your typical Floridian. While she enjoys soaking up the sun and power
shopping, this talented author is more often spotted on the social scene,
traveling or making mischief with her nearest and dearest girlfriends from
Memphis to Destin.

"I love to write and to create characters," Laz said. Her inspiration for this
book came from two clever ceramic statuettes that the author picked up at a
local gift shop. The expressions on their faces inspired Mrs. Laz to
skillfully craft a story around the adventures of these fantasy females.

This exciting new novel, is a fast-track adventure, of which part is set right
here along the Emerald Coast's own Destin, Florida. Brandy and Mildred, the two
main characters "find themselves in romantic situations with mysterious men
peppered with intrigue, twists and turns over a box load of HOT cash that takes
them from Destin's sandy shores to the noisy, crowded streets of Boston and New
York," said Heidi LoCicero of Tales by the Sea bookstore.

Mrs. Laz is well known for the lengths that she was willing to go to make her
characters even more believable... as evidenced by the 40- double D bra that
one of the characters in the book is known for...actually hangs on the rafters
at the Boathouse down at the Destin harbor!

The author, who splits her time between Memphis, Tennessee and Destin, Florida
will read from A Promise Land of Plenty this Thursday, March 26, 2009 at an
Open House from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Tales by the Sea: books,body + bath
located in Sandestin's Baytowne Wharf. The public is invited to attend and meet this talented author.

The way things work...you might even catch a glimpse of Brandy and Mildred!
Hard copies and paperbacks will be autographed during the Open House.

Pictured above: Popular author, B.P. Laz (left) presents Tales by the Sea shop owner, Heidi LoCicero with an autographed copy of her latest novel.


Betty Jane Rudiger said...

I enjoyed my shopping spree at your store ths weekend. So sorry I missed the guest author. Good luck with the open house. Mom

Janel said...

I happened into your shop while strolling through Baytowne Wharf and was lucky enough to meet Betty Laz and purchase a signed copy of her book! I read it to pass the time on my trip back to Missouri today and I enjoyed every minute of it! Way to go, Mrs. Laz! It was a pleasure meeting you and I will be looking forward to your next book!!