FORT MYERS, Fla. (November 1, 2012)

The Academy at Shell Point invites Southwest Florida residents to attend an informative presentation by Robert Macomber on Cuba Then, Cuba Now. This presentation will take place on Tuesday, November 13, at 1pm, in the Grand Cypress Room of The Woodlands at Shell Point Retirement Community. Tickets are required and the cost to attend this presentation is $10 per ticket.

Join award-winning author and lecturer Robert N. Macomber for a discussion of his tenth and recently released novel, Honorable Lies, an espionage story set in 1888 Havana. The novel follows Commander Peter Wake, of the U.S. Office of Naval Intelligence, who has been given the daunting mission to locate and rescue two missing operatives in his spy network who are feared captured by the Spanish counter-intelligence authorities. Macomber will tell us about the nest of intrigue that was Havana in the 1880’s, during the fight for Cuban independence from Spain. And he will also let us know what it is like now, from his experiences during three journeys inside Cuba to research and write the novel.

“We are excited to welcome Mr. Macomber back to the Academy with this interesting presentation that offers guests an opportunity to better understand our close neighbor Cuba,” said Teri Kollath, Manager of Academy and Volunteer Services.

Copies of Honorable Lies, and other novels in Mr. Macomber’s Honor series, will be available for purchase and author inscription after this talk. For more about the Macomber and his work, visit

The Academy of Life Long Learning at Shell Point is an educational initiative for the residents of the retirement community. The Academy provides anywhere from 70 to 90 classes each semester that encompass a well-rounded curriculum of educational opportunities for senior adults. The Academy of Life Long Learning at Shell Point was named as one of 2008’s most innovative active aging programs by the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA), an association that supports professionals who develop wellness/fitness facilities and services for age 50-plus adults.

Shell Point Retirement Community is a not-for-profit continuing care retirement community located in Fort Myers just off Summerlin Road and McGregor Boulevard, two miles before the Sanibel causeway. Shell Point has received national accreditation from CARF-CCAC, and is a nationally recognized leader in the retirement industry. The community offers retirement living in a resort-style environment with an 18-hole championship golf course, deep water boating access, and recreational and fitness facilities. To learn more about Shell Point, visit us at or call 1-800-780-1131


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