First NWF Book n' Brunch event set for Oct. 16
NICEVILLE – The first NWF Book n' Brunch book signing and coffee house event at Northwest Florida State College will be held on Friday, Oct. 16, from 10 a.m. to noon in the Barnes & Noble bookstore and Starbucks Cafe on the Niceville Campus.
The fall Book n' Brunch will spotlight The Price They Pay, a new book co-authored by NWF State College Criminal Justice Training Center Coordinator Jeff McGill, who joined the college in 2013 after a 15-year career with the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office. At the event, McGill and co-author Karen Solomon will read from and sign copies of their book and take questions from the audience. In addition, Starbucks Cafe will feature half-off desserts and other specials.
The Price They Pay is “a raw look at the impact of policing on the people who don the uniform each day,” according to the book’s foreword by Capt. Barry M. Thomas, chief deputy of the Story County Sheriff’s Office (Iowa) and president of the FBI National Academy Associates. “Solomon and McGill look beyond the uniform and put a human face on the law enforcement profession, providing the average citizen a glimpse into the hardships faced by peace officers and their families on a daily basis.” Proceeds from the sale of the book benefit national law enforcement charities.
The public is invited to attend, and admission is free. A new Book n' Brunch event will be held each fall and spring semester.