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Cape Gazette FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30 - MONDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2012 33 Dozens of authors, hundreds of fans meet and greet At Browseabout Books, more than two dozen local and re- gional authors, and many hun- dreds of their fans, came to- gether Nov. 23-25 for the first festive and successful Browseabout Authors Days event. "I cannot imagine a better start to the holiday season," said Browseabout owner Steve "The authors-wEre incredible, and their fans were delighted with the opportunity to meet with them and to get personal- ized copies of their favorite books for themselves and as gifts for others. We are definite- ly having Browseabout Authors Days again next year." An avid supporter of local au- thors since he and his wife Bar- bara opened the independent bookstore in 1975, Crane has consistently provided them with a forum, meeting place and opportunities to showcase their work. He conceived of the Authors Days event as a natural extension of that effort, and Manager Susan McAnelly pro- ceeded to make the event a real- ity. "We looked for the best of the best from the local and regional writing scene," McAnelly said. "We invited authors with proven track records, those who contribute to our commu- nity with works that are well written and well received." Covering every genre and facet of the publishing industry, books being presented ranged from established local favorites, like Vincent Gisriel's "Hearts Away, Bombs Away," to just-re- leased national bestsellers like the second book in Ella Mon- roe's young adult Capital Girls series, "Secrets and Lies," re- leased Nov. 13, and Harlequin author Megan Hart's newest erotic romance in the style of "Fifty Shades of Grey, .... The Browseabout Books owner Steve Crane, Who created the concept of Browseabout Authors Days, and Man- ager Susan McAnelly, who implement- ed it, celebrate the successful event. Space Between Us." Authors met their readers and aspiring writers with whom they shared information about their personal experi- ences as writers, their tech- niques, their journeys into pub- lication and professional re- sources. Authors also met each other and spoke of their upcoming re- leases for 2013, such as ]ames Diehl's "WWII Heroes of Coastal Delaware," and Continued on page 34 SUBMITTED PHOTOS DELAWARE $PCA volunteer Nina Cannata wraps a special gift using holiday pup- py paper selected by 5-year-old Madison Mark, as morn Sheri looks on. SPCA vol- unteers will be at Browseabout providing free gift-wrapping noon to 6 p.rn, every Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 23, with all donations going to the SPCA. Vince Gisriel, a perennial favorite Bmwseabout author, shares the incredible World War II love story of his parents in~"Hearts Away, Bombs Away." f I had to come up with one word to describe the restaurant business, it would be "relentless." It's a 24/7 proposition, and I admire anybody who can provide con- sistently good food and service to his - or her - customers. And there's no shortage of women here in the Rehoboth area who have proven they're up to the challenge. If anybody out there still buys into that "weaker sex" stuff, they need look no further than pio- neers like Sydney Arzt, ]oyce Felton, Alison Blyth, Marilyn Spitz, Nancy Wolfe, Em'fly Cart, Susan Townley Wood, Doris Lynch, Yolanda Pineda, loan Caggiano, Lauren Cox-Risten- batt, Jennifer Zerby, Justine Zeg- na, Danielle Xiong, Dana Banks, Ginger Brenneman, Mara De- Pace, Meghan Gardner, Maria Ramirez, Gretchen Hanson, Maya Contractor, Lori Kline, Lily Thamibutra, Victoria Kopunek, Amanda Randall, Irene Vrent- zos, Lynn Lester, Patsy Dill Rankin, Debra Holmes, Shelia Savaliski, Steph DaLee, Wendy Adams, and the late Marcia Shi- hadeh ... the list goes on and I'm sure I missed somebody. Sorry in advance. Let,s have some fun. The first reader who successfully pairs each name listed above with the appropriate Rehoboth, Dewey, Bethany or Lewes eat g estab- lishment wins a one-year sub- scription to the Cape Gazette. No restaurateurs or Gazette em- ployees, please. Send your list to my email address at the end of this article. My offer expires Fri- day, Dec. 7. OK, back to business: Earlier this year, a young woman un- locked the doors of the brand- new 14 Global in Bethany Beach. Tia Sexton is certainly no stranger to the Lewes and Bethany eating landscape, and her cleverly conceived restau- rant is already a rising star on the Delaware coast, Tia is a true local She was b0i'n and raised in the Ocean View-Bethany Beach area, her morn was a fourth-grade teacher at Lord Baltimore and her dad worked for DuPont in Seaford. She was 15 when she got her first job as hostess at the Ocean View landmark, Magnolia's. "I knew restaurants were for me," she sm'fles, and she worked there for 12 years. Mound Labor Day 2010, Chris McKeown ap- proached her to take over the position of general manager and bartender at Agave, his popular Mexican hot spot in Lewes. Sexton's drive and personality helped keep the high-energy tequila bar going, but she was fascinated by McKeown's youth- ful success: "If he can do this, then I can do it too," she thought. And so she did. On New Year's Day, 2012,14 Global was born. The small-plate con- cept allowed for lots of variety (actually semi-small plates be- cause they are so generously portioned). She combined her love of cooking with research into lead- ing-edge New York City bistros BOB YESBEK PHOTOS SHANE, JOHN AND TIA plan to keep 14 Global open year-round. and literally thousands of cook- lead dog. Without showing him books to create 14 Global's one- the menu, Tin asked him to pre- of-a-kind bill of fare. pare several dishes on his own. By the time she approached They were both surprised when head chef Shane Kellagher, she his ideas matched hers almost had the menu pretty much fig- exactly, ured out. She liked what he had 14 Global looks as cosmopoli- . accomplished at Pickled Pig Pub tan as it tastes. The walls are in Rehoboth, and though he was covered with intricate wood and successful as sous chef at IAM stone work, courtesy of General Bistro, he knew the view never Manager ]ohn Speziale, a 12-year changed unless you were the Continued on page 36