Author Sullivan, the ‘Spotlight Speaker,’ at JCC in April

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Sid Jacobson JCC’s Irene & Ronald Cohen Spotlight Speaker series will host Mark Sullivan, the No. 1 New York Times bestselling author of “Beneath a Scarlet Sky: A Novel,” on Tuesday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Rubenstein Auditorium at SJJCC.

“We are thrilled to be hosting an accomplished author like Mark Sullivan,” says Elyse Ingber, director of visual and performing arts at Sid Jacobson JCC. “The story he tells in ‘Beneath a Scarlet Sky’ is a truly courageous and touching one that many of our members feel a direct connection with.”

Based on the true story of a forgotten hero, “Beneath a Scarlet Sky” is a riveting tale of one man’s incredible courage and resilience during one of history’s darkest hours. Novelist James Patterson hailed it as, “An incredible story, beautifully written, and a fine and noble book.” Pascal Pictures acquired the rights to turn the novel into a TV mini-series.

“This event is an opportunity to hear directly from the author about his experience of writing, the research that went into it, and the reviews and reactions received from readers,” says Ingber.

Sullivan is the acclaimed author of 18 novels, five of which are part of the New York Times bestselling “Private” series, co-written with Patterson. He has received numerous awards for his writing, including the WHSmith Fresh Talent Award. Sullivan’s works have been named a New York Times Notable Book and a Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year.

Tickets to this Spotlight Speaker event can be purchased at or by calling the front desk at 516-484-1545. Pricing options are as follows: $75 for a VIP meet-and-greet including reserved seating and a cocktail reception with the author at 7 p.m.; $35 non-member; and $25 member general admission seating.

The Sid Jacobson JCC is located at 300 Forest Drive in Greenvale.



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