Local Author will Discuss His Newest Book, the Darkest Shade of Honor

FORT MYERS, Fla. (May 7, 2010) — The Academy at Shell Point invites the public to attend a program presented by Robert N. Macomber, a well-known local author.  Macomber will offer insight into his research for his latest book, The Darkest Shade of Honor, on Monday, May 24, from 10am to 11:30am.   The presentation will be held in the Grand Cypress Room of The Woodlands neighborhood at Shell Point Retirement Community.

“Robert Macomber is an excellent author, and his research is fascinating to hear about as well.  He has offered multiple presentations in the Academy during other trimesters,” said Teri Kollath, manager of The Academy and Volunteer Services. “His presentations are always well attended, and we are glad to have such a great relationship with him to be able to provide this opportunity for our residents and the general public.”

Macomber’s recent book, The Darkest Shade of Honor, is set in 1886, with scenes from New York, Havana, Key West, Tampa, Sarasota, and many barrier islands in Florida.  The plot revolves around a story of Cuban revolutionaries who are operating in Florida, while Spanish agents try to stop them and the U.S. Government attempts to discover them.  Books will be available with a book signing at the end of the presentation.

The event is free; however seating is limited and a reservation is required. Please contact 239-454-2054 to RSVP or for further information.

Shell Point Retirement Community is a not-for-profit continuing care retirement community located in Fort Myers just off Summerlin Road, 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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