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October 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In-Person: An Afternoon with Patricia Basden


October 9
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Books & Books in Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134
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Books & Books presents…

An Afternoon with Patricia Basden

in conversation with

Sagina Salomon


 One More Thing Before You Leave Home

Sunday, October 9th, 4PM | LIVE & IN-PERSON at Books & Books, Coral Gables


About the Book:

My book was originally written to guide and educate our younger adults in taking the necessary steps in finding their first apartment to rent when they leave their parent’s homes…which is I’m sure an exciting time for a young adult! They are now venturing into making real-life decisions, and my book is to make it a smooth adventure. It’s also a quick guide for parents to provide to their children or for anyone who decides to purchase the book. It’s easy to read and will provide a step-by-step guide as to what they should think about before they decide to move out and rent their first place. As well as life lessons on overall things to know when you are independent in making business decisions. There is a section in the book where a list of items that first-time renters should have for their first place which gives the reader an opportunity to save up the amount of money they should have to purchase the items they possibly would need. The reader is given suggestions on what steps they should take to pick the right location to move to and what they should understand before signing that lease. True life stories are also provided by young adults the reader can relate to, so they can avoid some of the issues or mistakes those individuals learned from their own journeys.I wrote this book for my daughter and her friends and to share my knowledge and other experiences to connect with our young generation of today.It will be a resourceful book that will be a simplistic read to guide our young adults In the right direction …One Thing Before You Leave Home.

About the Author:

Patricia E. Basden, Daughter, Mother, Sister, Friend, New Renowned Author was born in New York, New York of Caribbean descent.

Writing this book you would think Patricia was an attorney, but she once worked as a legal assistant for a High – Profile Law Firm in New York. Enabling her to write this book with ease.

After spending several years in New York she decided to relocate to South Florida with her daughter and is now a resident of 13yrs.

Once she settled in South Florida, she remained in that field but branched out into collections for a few years handling Condo and HOA collections.

Deciding to segway and work directly with the Management Company handling work for the Association, she also worked in the collections field and listening to the different stories of why renters were running into major issues, she felt it was imperative to provide the information to youth to assist to avoid the pitfalls she continuously heard from renters.

Patricia saw the opportunity to write this book to help first-time renters, by educating the youth on renting.

About the Moderator:

Sagina Salomon is a Miami Beach Native who was raised by a Caribbean, Haitian Single Mother. She migrated to Miami Beach and became a nurse and provided a better life for her two children which she accomplished.

Sagina Salomon is a proud Graduate of Barry University with a Bachelor of Arts specializing in Communications /Public Relations& Broadcasting. She began her career in Public Relations& Special Events, as a Senior Account Executive for several PR firms, preparing press releases, handling crisis management for her clients, and writing and pitching to several editors and producers from MSNBC, Miami Herald, WSVN, and other publications for her various clients that ranged from Travel Pro Luggage, OWS Wine&Spirits, representing various artists and art galleries, Non-profit organizations and local events And more nationwide.

Sagina also fell in love with Real Estate 14 years ago and shared the same passion with her husband and embarked on another illustrious career.

Currently, she specializes in Residential & Commercial sales and owns a property management firm. She had the pleasure of befriending the author who also came from a real estate /property mgmt background and embraced her vision: to provide a Resource to help and educate our young adults, especially in today’s times with rising real estate prices, limited housing, rental increases, and inflation. This insightful book will help guide our youth on the right path and direction while learning life’s lessons.

In her spare time, Sagina still freelances for a variety of Clients and non-profit organizations since it’s still One of her many passions.

Sagina enjoys reading books, exploring the arts from theater, dance music, meeting and connecting with people from all over the world as she is also fluent in Spanish and French. She enjoys spending time with her husband, family, and good friends.