Karen Tripson to hold lecture, book signing at McKee Botanical Garden

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VERO BEACH — Author Karen Tripson has fond memories of her childhood in Vero Beach. Those memories include visits to the home of her grandparents, Waldo and Elsebeth Sexton, as well as trips to Waldo’s botanical paradise, McKee Jungle Gardens.

Tripson will return to the Garden for a special author lecture and book signing event on April 5 at 2 p.m.

Tripson’s lecture will spotlight her novel "The Cooking Class in Kuala Lumpur," a story about food, friendship and coping with the joy and challenges of being 50-something in today’s economy. She will discuss the inspiration behind her novel, and attendees will get to taste samples of the Malaysian cuisine featured in the book, prepared by Tripson herself. As an additional treat, Tripson will recall personal memories of her grandfather, Waldo Sexton.

A book signing will follow.

"I am happy to have a chance to speak about my book as well as share my memories about Papa that no one has ever heard before, except maybe my siblings,” stated Tripson. “Like anyone who is written about a lot, the same Waldo anecdotes get told over and over. I want to add something new to the history of Waldo; a different point of view on a complex man."

Space is limited for Karen Tripson’s April 5 lecture at McKee and advanced registration is required. Those interested in attending may call 772-794-0601 to register. Cost to attend the event is $20 for McKee members and $25 for non-members.

Copies of "The Cooking Class in Kuala Lumpur" are available for purchase at the Vero Beach Book Center for $14.95, or may be purchased at the event.

More information on Karen Tripson can be found at www.karen-tripson.com

For additional information about McKee Garden visit www.mckeegarden.org.

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