Join Steven Bohls, Author of Jed and the Junkyard War, for a booksigning event at the Art Monkey Studio in FishHawk’s Park Square on Saturday, May 18 from 5-8:30 p.m. Sales will benefit a local child fighting an illness.

FishHawk resident Kathleene Hardy, Co-Owner of All Life’s Memories, LLC, is pleased to announce that her Utah-based nephew, and author, Steven Bohls, Disney Author of Jed and the Junkyard War will be in the local area May 15-18, for speaking engagements at local Hillsborough county schools, including Alafia Elementary, Cimino Elementary and Lithia Springs Elementary.

The trip will end with a fundraising book signing event on Friday, May 18 from 5 to 8:30 p.m., hosted by Eric and Liisa Soncrant, owners of the Art Monkey Studio in FishHawk’s Park Square, 16144 Churchview Dr. in Lithia.

The event will offer a meet and greet with the author and his personal signing of the ned Jed book on site. There will be books available for purchase and every person in attendance will receive a goodie-bag with items donated by local merchants.

A raffle will be held for gift items and specialty gift baskets donated by local residents and business owners. Drawings will be held at 8 p.m.

Plan to spend your evening in Park Square starting with a ribbon cutting at 5 p.m. Enjoy refreshments for purchase at Art Monkey’s coffee and ice-cream counter.

The proceeds from the raffles and book sales are to benefit sixteen-year-old FishHawk resident, Jadyn Barrera who was rushed into emergency surgery last October where tests came back positive for cancer. Jadyn’s diagnosis was upgraded to B Cell lymphoma stage 3.

For residents who can’t make the event, there is an opportunity to call ahead to pre-purchase a signed copy for later pick up. In March, the FishHawk co-ed softball league hosted a successful fundraiser for the family.

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To provide items or baskets for raffle, please contact Hardy at 662-4064, through its Facebook Event Page: Jayden Strong or

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