Best-selling author’s book signing aims to help kids BY JANA SOELDNER DANGER jdanger@MiamiHerald.com JANA SOELDNER DANGER / FOR THE MIAMI HERALD When New York Times best-selling author Aphrodite Jones hosted a book signing at the Fort Lauderdale restaurant to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County, the number of guests was supposed to be limited to 50. At least twice that number showed up, and it was tough to turn down folks who were eager to write checks that will benefit kids. Instead of letting guests stand shoulder to shoulder and fight over hors d’oeuvres or go hungry, chefs valiantly kept food rolling out of the kitchen, and servers courageously pushed into the fray, carrying trays loaded with perfectly done lamb chops, tasty tuna tartar, yummy Italian meatballs and a variety of other goodies, as well as plentiful glasses of wine and martinis. Jones greeted guests who lined up to have her sign complimentary copies of her latest book, Michael Jackson Conspiracy, which recounts the author’s view of how media might twist and distort facts. Jones has seven best-selling true-crime books to her credit, four of which have been made into movies. For a decade, Jones has provided TV commentary on the psychological profiles of criminals and victims on programs such as NBC’s Today, MSNBC Investigates,Catherine Crier Live, American Justice, America’s Most Wanted and the CBS’ The Early Show. The book signing raised about $5,000 for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County. http://www.miamiherald.com/467/story/163013.html

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