Dennis Hetzel at Coffee With the Authors March 12

Author Dennis Hetzel is set to speak at Sunset River Marketplace on Thursday, March 12 from 10 – 11 a.m. as part of the gallery’s ongoing Coffee With the Authors series.  He is replacing writer and artist Betty Brown, who was originally scheduled but had to cancel due to medical reasons.

Hetzel is the author of two award-winning novels, “Killing the Curse” and “Season of Lies.” Both books blend the worlds of politics and sports. In Killing the Curse, the Cubs are positioned to win the World Series for the first time since 1908. No one wants the Cubs to win more than Luke Murphy, president of the U.S. and lifelong fan. Leading the chorus of disbelievers is Murphy’s boyhood friend, Bob Walters, a radio sports talk show host who built ratings by being “the man Cub fans love to hate.” Add to the mix, a crazed fan and an attack on the father of the Boston pitcher, and an escalating threat that could destroy the president’s career and kill hundreds of innocent people. Everything comes to a head as game seven unfolds. In “Season of Lies,” baseball season and a presidential campaign that could be pulled out of today’s headlines come to a climax in one fateful October. Hetzel again features sports, politics, thrilling action and memorable characters in a story you won’t forget.

Hetzel began his career as a weekly newspaper sports editor and became an award-winning reporter, editor and newspaper publisher before retiring in 2019 as executive director of the Ohio News Media Association. He also taught journalism at Penn State in State College, PA and Temple University in Philadelphia, PA.

He is a resident of Holden Beach where his company Fresh Angle Communications provides writing, editing, marketing and government relations consulting.

This gallery event is free, but seating is limited so reservations are necessary. Call Sunset River Marketplace at 910.575.5999 to hold your spot. The gallery is located at 10283 Beach Drive SW (NC 179) in Calabash, NC. Website is: