A touch of Hollywood came to Alba Restaurant in Quincy recently as the community welcomed two best-selling authors in for a VIP book signing event up on the roof.

National best-selling authors Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge were celebrated at Alba for their books “The Finest Hours” and “Boston Strong”.  Sherman authored New York Times best seller “The Finest Hours” about a dramatic Coast Guard rescue off the Massachusetts coast.  The Disney film version of the book starred Chris Pine and Casey Affleck and the thrilling ocean battle scenes were filmed in studio at Quincy’s Fore River Shipyard providing a significant economic boost to the city.

Sherman and Wedge co-authored “Boston Strong”, a best-selling non-fiction account of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings.  The film “Patriots day” starring Mark Wahlberg, John Goodman, and Kevin Bacon – based in part on the book – filmed scenes in Quincy’s waterfront Merrymount neighborhood.

Dirty Water TV Reporter Taralyn Asack caught up with these star authors atop the roof deck at Alba.

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One of the founders of Dirty Water Media, Julie Fairweather serves as the company’s managing editor, marketing director and contributing writer/producer. In addition to her work with Dirty Water Media, Julie is also an award-winning journalist with 20+ years experience developing marketing and public relations strategies for emerging businesses. Julie has also worked as an assignment manager and reporter for WLVI-TV 56 in Boston and a news anchor and reporter from an NBC affiliate in North Platte, NE. Julie is a past President and former Executive Director of The Publicity Club of New England, a 300-member trade organization for the Greater Boston public relations community. She also taught broadcast journalism and radio and television producing at her alma mater Emerson College in Boston, MA. Her most accomplished position is as the mother to her three amazing children.

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