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Author Dinner


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About the Event

The SBPL Foundation’s 22nd Annual Author Dinner Gala will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14. This is an after-hours event at the South Brunswick Public Library, 110 Kingston Lane, Monmouth Jct., NJ 08852

Tracey Baptiste

Meet The Author!

Tracey Baptiste

Tracey Baptiste is the New York Times bestselling author of MineCraft: The Crash (2018) and the acclaimed middle grade Jumbie series: The Jumbies and Rise of the Jumbies, (both Junior Library Guild Selections) and the upcoming The Jumbie God’s Revenge. The Jumbie Books have received numerous accolades. A Native of Trinidad, she takes inspiration for her popular Jumbie books from the Caribbean folk tales she heard as a child.

Check out her books

The Jumbies

The Jumbies

Eleven-year-old Corinne must call on her courage and an ancient magic to stop an evil spirit and save her island home.

Rise of the Jumbies

Rise of the Jumbies

Suspicion falls on half-jumbie Corinee when local children from her Caribbean island home begin to disappear, and she is forced to go deep into the ocean to seek the help of a dangerous jumbie who rules the waves.

Minecraft: The Crash

Minecraft : the Crash

Bianca Cooper, a normal sixteen-year-old student, escapes into the world of Minecraft after getting into a terrible car accident. Soon, however, she realizes she is trapped inside the game, and the in-game characters who have been attacking her resemblefigures from her real life.


Become a sponsor or advertiser for our 22nd Annual Author Dinner Gala on Saturday evening, Sept. 14. Your support benefits library services for all residents of the South Brunswick community. Sponsors will be recognized at the event, given ad space in the program booklet, and be included in program publicity. Rates vary between $50 and $1,000. 


Each ticket purchase includes one book (her most recent The Jumbie God’s Revenge), book-signing, appetizers, beverages, buffet dinner, dessert, and author talk.  Buy tickets on our website with a credit card/Paypal  or at the SBPL Borrower Services Desk.  

1 Ticket

A copy of The Jumbie God’s Revenge, dinner for 1, and author talk


2 Tickets

Two copies of The Jumbie God’s Revenge, dinner for 2, and author talk


2 Tickets and Ad Combo

Two copies of The Jumbie God’s Revenge, dinner for 2, and author talk and a spot for your advertisement in the program book


3 Tickets

Three copies of The Jumbie God’s Revenge, dinner for 3, and author talk 


4 Tickets

Four copies of The Jumbie God’s Revenge, dinner for 4, and author talk