In Person Book Signing Event with author Larry Loftis



Come and join us as we host Larry Loftis at 310 Restaurant on Park Avenue for a meet & greet to celebrate his newest book, The Watchmakers Daughter. Larry will be joined by the artist Dee Deloy who created the limited edition artwork that is included with the book, only available at Writer's Block Bookstore.

If you cannot attend the event but would like a signed copy, please follow the link here, and add in the notes you would like a signed copy.

The final work, HAND SIGNED by the artist, will be a frameable 6" x 9" pen and ink (which is far more detailed, vivid, and looks like an etching) drawing, and will be FREE with preorders (up until March 7th), and available at the event.


New York Times bestselling author and master of nonfiction spy thrillers Larry Loftis writes the first major biography of Corrie ten Boom, a Dutch watchmaker who saved the lives of hundreds of Jews during WWII—at the cost of losing her family and being sent to a concentration camp, only to survive, forgive her captors, and live the rest of her life as a Christian missionary.

The Watchmaker’s Daughter is one of the greatest stories of World War II that readers haven’t heard: the remarkable and inspiring life story of Corrie ten Boom—a groundbreaking, female Dutch watchmaker, whose family unselfishly transformed their house into a hiding place straight out of a spy novel to shelter Jews and refugees from the Nazis during Gestapo raids. Even though the Nazis knew what the ten Booms were up to, they were never able to find those sheltered within the house when they raided it.

Corrie stopped at nothing to face down the evils of her time and overcame unbelievable obstacles and odds. She persevered despite the loss of most of her family and relied on her faith to survive the horrors of a notorious concentration camp. But even more remarkable than her heroism and survival was Corrie’s attitude when she was released. Miraculously, she was able to eschew bitterness and embrace forgiveness as she ministered to people in need around the globe. Corrie’s ability to forgive is just one of the myriad lessons that her life story holds for readers today.

Reminiscent of Schindler’s List and featuring a journey of faith and forgiveness not unlike Unbroken, The Watchmaker’s Daughter is destined to become a classic work of World War II nonfiction.


Larry Loftis is the New York Times and international bestselling author of three nonfiction thrillers, The Princess Spy, Code Name: Lise, and Into the Lion’s Mouth, which have been published in multiple languages around the world. Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Loftis was a corporate attorney and adjunct professor of law.


Dee DeLoy is a former Disney artist and four-time winner of the Addy Awards (sort of like the Oscars for artists), a competition which attracts more than 35,000 entrants each year, and his clients have included: Walt Disney World, Sea World, Universal Studios, Simon & Schuster, Macmillan, Scholastic Books, Busch Entertainment Corporation, American Banking Association, Sears, Home Shopping Network, GlaxoSmithKline, Pillsbury, Olive Garden, Red Lobster, and many more.

His artwork hangs, among other places, in the Walt Disney and Roy Disney suites on the Disney cruise ship, Wonder, and in boardrooms of Fortune 500 companies.


On the top right corner of this image is the turn-of-the-century etching/engraving that hung on the wall of Casper ten Boom's watch shop. It was titled "The Watchmaker," and included a moving poem warning folks to get their spiritual house in order while there was still time left on the clock (it's in my book with a translation of the Dutch).

So I thought it would be really cool if we could have an artist create a similar drawing, only this time with Casper and Corrie in it. Enter Dee DeLoy, former Disney artist and four-time winner of the Addy Award (the Oscar for artists). I sent Dee the etching, along with a number of photos of Casper and Corrie. The photos on the left in the image above are of Casper at work, and the bottom one shows Corrie holding two watches for him to look at (matching what is going on in the etching). The bottom right photo is the Beje, home of the ten Boom watch shop and residence.

In the middle is a rough pencil sketch of what Dee is planning. Notice that it includes what was really in their shop ... watches in the cabinet to be repaired, the calendar date of 15, and, most importantly, the etching that hung on their wall (over Casper's left shoulder).

What could be better than a great story with great art? :)


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Event date: 
Thursday, March 9, 2023 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Event address: 
310 Restaurant
310 S. Park Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789
The Watchmaker's Daughter: The True Story of World War II Heroine Corrie ten Boom By Larry Loftis Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063234581
Availability: Available for Immediate Order
Published: William Morrow - March 7th, 2023

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