Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Writer's Block Bookstore Presents: Young Frankenstein Halloween Party

Writer’s Block Bookstore Presents: Young Frankenstein Halloween Party 
Theme: Halloween Party 
Location: Writer’s Block Bookstore  
Date: October 27, 2016
Time: 6:00pm
124 E. Welbourne Avenue, Winter Park, Florida


Winter Park, FL (October 24, 2016) On October 27th Writer’s Block Bookstore will host a Young Frankenstein Halloween Party. The event will be celebrating the release of Young Frankenstein: A Mel Brooks Book. A behind the scenes account of the making of the classic film.  The event will be October 27th from 6PM – 8PM. The event is attended for all ages and costumes are encouraged. The event will have exclusive give-a-ways, trivia, refreshments, and a message from Mel Brooks himself! 

Event will take place October 27th from 6pm – 8pm at Writer’s Block Bookstore

For those who are hoping to pre-order Young Frankenstein can be directed to the following link: 

About Writer's Block Bookstore

A community bookstore in your neighborhood. We have been located off of Park Ave for almost two years and have been bringing your favorite authors into town. We curate our stock based on the community’s wants and needs, but always have the latest releases. We have your favorite book.  

John Bennditt sponsored by Writer's Block Bookstore and Rollins College

Writer’s Block Bookstore & Rollins College: John Benditt
Theme: Author 
Location: Rollins College – Bush Auditorium 
Date: November 12, 2016
Time: 4:00pm
Age range: 17 and up 
124 E. Welbourne Avenue, Winter Park, Florida

Winter Park, FL (October 24, 2016) On November 12th Writer’s Block Bookstore and Rollins College will host author John Benditt, a distinguished science journalist, who has just released his debut novel, The Boatmaker.  The event will be NOVEMBER 12 from 4M – 6PM. John Benditt will be presenting his debut novel The Boatmaker.

John Benditt had a distinguished career as a science journalist. He was an editor at Scientific American at Science serving as editor in chief of Technology Review. The Boatmaker is his debut novel.

In The Boatmaker a man from a small island at the periphery of an unnamed country close to Europe builds a boat and voyages to the capital of his kingdom. There are apparently no Jews on the island where he was born and he has no sense of his own possible Jewish history. In the capital, he encounters for the first time both deeply rooted anti-Semitism and a radical movement that mixes racial hatred and fanatical religious beliefs. When this volatile combination erupts in violence, the islander must confront the possibility of his own Jewish identity and make a fateful choice.

Event will take place November 12 from 4pm – 6pm at Rollins College Bush Auditorium 

For those who are hoping to pre-order The Boatmaker can be directed to the following link: 

About Writer's Block Bookstore

A community bookstore in your neighborhood. We have been located off of Park Ave for almost two years and have been bringing your favorite authors into town. We curate our stock based on the community’s wants and needs, but always have the latest releases. We have your favorite book.  

Ezra Glinter and Leah Kaminsky

Writer’s Block Bookstore & Rollins College Present: Ezra Glinter and Leah Kaminsky
Theme: Author
Location: Rollins College – Galloway Room
Date: November 15, 2016
Time: 7:00pm
Contact:  lauren@writersblockbookstore.com
124 E. Welbourne Avenue, Winter Park, Florida


Winter Park, FL (October 24, 2016) On November 12th Writer’s Block Bookstore and Rollins College will host authors Ezra Glinter & Leah Kaminsky. The event will be a conversation between the two authors in addition to individual presentations regarding their latest works.  The event will be NOVEMBER 15 from 7PM – 9PM. Ezra Glinter will be promoting Have I Got a Story for You, a collection of stories he curated from the Yiddish newspaper, The Forward. Leah Kaminsky will be promoting her latest novel The Waiting Room.

Ezra Glinter is The Forward’s deputy culture editor. His writing has appeared in the New Republic, Paris Review Daily, Bookforum, and The Walrus. His biography of the Lubavitcher Rebbe is forthcoming from Yale University Press.

Have I Got a Story for You  is a collection of Forty-two stories from America’s greatest Yiddish newspaper, The Forward published in English for the first time. The Forward is the most renowned Yiddish newspaper in the world it welcomed generations of immigrants to the United States, brought them news of Europe and the Middle East and provided them with everything from comic strips to noodle kugel recipes.Ezra Glinter and the Forward staff have combed through the archives to find the best stories published during the newspaper's 120-year history, from wartime novellas to avant-garde fiction to satirical sketches about immigrant life in New York.

Leah Kaminsky, physician and award-winning author, is Poetry Editor at the Medical Journal of Australia. Her books include We’re All Going to Die, Writer MD, and Cracking the Code. She holds an MFA in Fiction from Vermont College of Fine Arts.

The Waiting Room is the story of Dina, an Australian doctor born to Holocaust survivors who struggles to cope with life in Haifa during the ever-present threat of a terrorist attack. While dealing with difficult patients, a six-year-old son, and a marriage under strain, Dina is haunted by the dead mother she would rather forget.

Event will take place November 15 from 7pm – 9pm at Rollins College Galloway Room

For those who are hoping to pre-order Have I Got a Story for You and The Waiting Room can be directed to the following link:

About Writer's Block Bookstore
A community bookstore in your neighborhood. We have been located off of Park Ave for almost two years and have been bringing your favorite authors into town. We curate our stock based on the community’s wants and needs, but always have the latest releases. We have your favorite book. 

Three Events at Writer's Atelier

 Writer's Atelier has three events this weekend..... They are:
1. Waiting on Zapote Street: Love and Loss in Castro's Cuba by Betty Viamontes (Reading + Q&A)

Description: Join us for a reading and lively discussion with Betty Viamontes! This is a free event. Our community partner, Bookmark It, will handle book sales for those interested!

Betty Viamontes is the author of the novel WAITING ON ZAPOTE STREET: LOVE AND LOSS IN CASTRO'S CUBA, based on the story of her family. Her novel was selected by the Gulf Coast Chapter of a United Nations book club for its February 2016 reading and has been presented at a local university due to its historical relevance. One of its chapters will appear in a USF literary journal in the fall. Some of her short stories and poems have been published in literary magazines, anthologies, and newspapers. She holds graduate degrees in business administration and accounting from the University of South Florida, from where she also received a Graduate Certificate in Creative Writing. She recently published CANDELA'S SECRETS AND OTHER HAVANA STORIES and is working on her third book with the working title, LIVING ON LASALLE STREET. Her passion for education led Betty to be appointed by the Florida Governor to the Hillsborough Community College Board of Trustees.

2. Yoga + Writing with Ashley Inguanta

Ashley will lead you through a yin yoga sequence, which will make space in your hips, in the sheath of this area's connective tissue. Each pose will be on the ground, and you'll hold each pose for about five minutes. This practice is actively passive, and the hope is that it will create a sense of openness and empowerment within you.

During the yin yoga sequence, we will focus on the theme of class--the guna of sattva, or beingness.

Before and after the writing portion of class, Ashley will lead you through each transition with the help of two crystal bowls, which will create powerful vibrations.

When: Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 11 AM!

Where: Writer's Atelier (336 Grove Ave. Suite B, Winter Park, FL 32789)

3. Preparing Your Life for National Novel Writing Month

Description: Paper plates, clean clothes don’t need to be folded, Stouffer’s is your friend. This month will be crazy, and we will provide some suggestions for organizing your life and making it through the next 30 days!

This is a free event! Tell a friend! Bring a friend!

When: Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 2 PM!

Where: Writer's Atelier (336 Grove Ave. Suite B, Winter Park, FL 32789)

Meet the Author Book Fair:Dorothy E. Miller

Title: New Jerusalem

Author Dorothy E. Miller 

About the story  

Threshold guardian Brucce was grateful and gracious strong with his love for Elizabeth, knowing that Cleave still was madly in love with her. Bruce was afraid to say anything: Elizabeth was the love of his life . Cleave wanted no part of the conflict because of his children; he found out the grass was not greener on the other side He was with the evil. Anyone who had a heart could could tell she loved him. On his return he wanted Elizabeth to love him just one more time.
A mystery romance thriller, dramatic perfornances with the masqureaders, love, money laundering with crimes, black magic.

About the Author 
 Dorothy E. Miller was born in the India River County on the Orchid Island, near the east of coast of Florida. She now lives in Miami, She  attended school in New Jersey and encouraged by her pefessors to devolop all of her talents, she studied creative writing a Lindsay Hopkins in Miami. Besides being an author and legal secretary/paralegal, she attended law school at the University of Miami. Dorothy Miller likes writing books, and enjoys singing, dancing. Dorothy Miller self-publishes her own books
Dorothy E Miller wil be attending the Meet the Authors Book Fair in the Eau Gallie Civic Center, Melbourne Florida on November 19 and 20 from 9:30 to 4:30.

You can buy her books hard covers, paper backs, Ronbin Bright@bakertaylor
ebooks Amazonkindle.com Dorothy E. Miller

Monday, October 24, 2016

Women’s National Book Association South Florida Chapter

SAVE THE DATE: November 9,  2016 

Five Things Women Need to Know About the Men They Date.

Is the person you are dating telling you the truth? How can you tell? Based on real life examples from his own private investigative files, PI Steven K. Brown will show where to search, what to look for, how to do it, and whom to talk to.

Steven Kerry Brown began his investigative career as a special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  For the last 30 years he’s managed his own private investigative firm. He authored The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Private Investigating, articles on gambling, and appeared on television, including Hard Copy, A Current Affair and 60 Minutes with Mike Wallace. 

Held at Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore

            273 N. E. 2nd Avenue (Pineapple Grove Way)

            Delray Beach Fl.

For information: 561-279-7790 or  murdermb@gate.net

Wednesday November 9, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. 

$10 for guests, free for members, or join for $40.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Meet the Author Book Fair: Author DL Havlin "Bully Route Home"

The “Bully” is coming!

DL Havlin’s latest award winning book, Bully Route Home, paints the past’s portrait of today’s problems. Its setting is the 1940’s rural (Florida/South). The novel relates the experiences of 12 year-old “Pooch” Robertson as he seeks relief from beatings administered by an older bully by finding an escape route through the black “quarters.” An innocent friendship forged with a black youth leads to a chain of incidents that threaten to erupt into a race war.

Winner of the Florida Writers Association Royal Palm Literary Award for the best literary manuscript, the novel explores two of today’s most critical topics: race relations and bullying. Bully Route Home is DL Havlin’s sixth traditionally published novel.

About the Author
Havlin is an “un-retired” business executive and world traveler who has been writing in excess of twenty-two years, has won numerous literary awards, and has published thriller, historical, and mainstream/literary novels. Havlin grew up in Florida and considers its slash pines, palms, waters, and sands a blood relative. Many of his novels are set in Florida, are steeped in Florida history, and cover topics of interest to Florida residents.
DL Halin will appear at the Meet the Authors Book Fair on Novemver 19 and 20, 2016, 9:30 to 4:30 in the Eau Gallie Civic Center in Melbourne Floirda. 
For information regarding the author, his titles, speaking engagements/interviews contact PRLady2016@gmail.com 


Friday, October 21, 2016

Naked Alliances by S.K. Nicholls Slated for National Release

The debut release in The Naked Eye Private Investigator Series,
Naked Alliances will be available wherever fine books are sold in late October

ORLANDO, Florida – Florida novelist S.K. Nicholls announces the upcoming publication of her new crime thriller, Naked Alliances.  Slated for simultaneous publication in trade paper (978-0989568609, 238 pages, $14.50) and eBook ($2.99) editions, Naked Alliances will be available where fine books are sold on October 24, 2016.

In Naked Alliances, Nicholls takes readers on a witty, wild, wickedly fun romp that exposes a side of Orlando tourists rarely see. The debut release in The Naked Eye Private Investigator Series, Naked Alliances introduces lone wolf P.I. Richard Noggin.

About Naked Alliances: When a young immigrant woman and an exotic dancer are forced to flee men with guns and have no place to hide, Richard Noggin, P.I., can’t turn his back—even if helping out makes him a target. Richard plans to impress an aspiring politician by taking on a big white-collar case that could take him from the streets to an air-conditioned office. Instead, he's handed a cold case and quickly finds himself sucked into a shadowy world of sex, secrets and…murder. Marked for a bullet and stretched thin by his investigations, Richard reluctantly teams up with the unlikely, brassy custodian of the young woman on the run. With bodies piling up, Richard and his companion are forced to go undercover in a most unlikely locale: the Leisure Lagoon, a nudist resort.  Going undercover in this instance will mean going uncovered…but lives are at stake—and this Naked Eye will have to juggle to keep his balls in the air and connect the dots before anyone else is murdered. As his pulse-quickening quest for answers leads from the dark corners of Orlando’s Little Saigon to the sunny exposure of the Leisure Lagoon, Richard will be put to the test. Just how much will this Naked Eye have to bear…or bare? The heat is on in this quirky Sunshine State crime thriller.

A taut, twisty, tour de force of the seedier side of Orlando that the amusement parks try to hide from public view, Naked Alliances has received high early praise: 

“Richard Noggin and his trusty sidekick expose the bare truth about a ten-year-old-murder and get to the bottom of an ugly human trafficking scheme. With tight prose and a cast of unforgettable characters, Naked Alliances doesn’t let up until you’ve seen it all” 
Tim Baker, author of Eyewitness Blues

Naked Alliances offers a rollicking good time, a dose of evil, a murder to solve, and characters you want to get to know better.  All in a well-written package that begs for more stories to come.”
–Mark Paxson, author of One Night in Bridgeport

S.K. Nicholls’ family owns and operates one of the oldest and largest nudist resorts in the nation located in Central Florida, Cypress Cove. Her experience gives her a deep understanding of the lifestyle choice and how it is extremely different from the sex industry, yet harbors clandestine elements of intrigue and fascination. Social issues are at the forefront of her writing. A former sexual assault nurse examiner, she has a special interest in the subject matter of sex-trafficking. A native of Georgia, she lives in Orlando, Florida with her husband, Greg.
Naked Alliances is published by Brave Blue Heron Books. Members of the news media wishing to request additional information about Naked Alliances are asked to contact Maryglenn McCombs by phone:  (615) 297-9875, or email: maryglenn@maryglenn.com

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Valerie Allen and other local authors to speack at Cocoa Library and Reference Center on October 22.

Valerie Allen, author, speaker, and playwright,  will be speaking about writing non fiction on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at the Cocoa Library and Reference Center, 308 Forrest Ave, Cocoa, FL 32922.  She will discuss three common elements and  five basic categories of non fiction writing. She will explain why you too can be a successful author of non fiction!   This author event is sponsored by the Brevard Authors' Society from 10:00AM to 12:00 PM. It is FREE and open to the public.

Additionally, other local authors will speak on various topics related to their writing: Bruce Buckingham, Bill Allen, Jacob Demers, and Joyce Osterman.

~ Valerie Allen ~
VAllenWriter@cs.com                                          ValerieAllenWriter.com

Stars of Romance Holiday Book Signing to feature more than 20 authors, including N.Y. Times and USA Today bestsellers

A multi-author book signing featuring bestselling authors of romance, along with goodies and giveaways, will take place at the West Melbourne Public Library in Melbourne, Florida, on Nov. 19.

Among the more than 20 authors scheduled to be at the book signing will be N.Y. Times, USA Today and Amazon bestsellers. The list includes popular authors and award winners in many genres of romance, from contemporary to paranormal and historical.

Authors will be signing and selling books from 1 to 3 p.m. Refreshments and giveaways will add to the fun at this free party for book lovers and holiday shoppers.

Event: Stars of Romance Holiday Book Signing

When: 1-3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 19

Where: West Melbourne Public Library, 2755 Wingate Blvd., Melbourne, Florida

Admission: Free

On the web: facebook.com/events/352208378451020/

Scheduled authors, listed by name, with representative books:

Brenna Ash, Second Chances (brennaash.com)
Barbara Barrett, The Matchmaking Motor Coach Series (barbarabarrettbooks.com)

Naomi Bellina, Messed-Up Heroes Series (naomibellina.com)
Ava Branson, Blue Water Seduction Series (www.avabranson.com)

Cynthia D’Alba, Texas Montgomery Mavericks Series (cynthiadalba.com)

JoMarie DeGioia, Cypress Corners Series (jomariedegioia.com)

Karen Ann Dell, Blue Point Cove Series (karenanndell.com)

Leigh Duncan, Pattern of Deceit, The Growing Season (leighduncan.com)

Larissa Emerald, Divine Tree Guardians Series (larissaemerald.com)

Debra Fisk, Cozy Cove Series (debrafisk.com)

Pamela Hearon, Gaining Visibility (pamelahearon.com)

Alethea Kontis, The Books of Arilland Series (patreon.com/princessalethea)

Lucy Lakestone, Bohemia Beach Series (lucylakestone.com)

Jennifer Perkins, Forever Yours (authorjperkins.com)

Rhea Regale/Leah Blake, Casanova Cowboys Series, Love Your Dragon Series (rhearegale.com, leahblake.com)

Roxanne St. Claire, Barefoot Bay Series (roxannestclaire.com)

Lynne St. James, Beyond Valor Series (lynnestjames.com)

Kristen Painter, Nocturne Falls Series (kristenpainter.com)

Sandy Parks/Sandy Moffett, The MacInness Legacy trilogy, Repossessed (sandyparksauthor.com)

Teresa Reitnauer

Helen Roark, Kit’s Sweet Revenge (helenroarkromance.weebly.com)

Sarina Rose, The Relentless Series (sarinaroseauthor.com)
Jill Wallace

Monday, October 17, 2016

Meet the Authors Book Fair, Tony Deane

By Colonel (Retired) Anthony E. Deane

About the Book

In May 2006, Lieutenant Colonel Deane led the First Battalion, Thirty-fifth Armored Regiment—Task Force Conqueror—to the “most dangerous city in the world,” and the center of Al Qaeda’s New Islamic Caliphate, Ramadi, Iraq. His unit was attached to the 1st Brigade, 1st Armor Division (Ready First Combat Team), and embarked on the pivotal battle of the Iraq War, the Battle of Ramadi. Over the course of the summer and fall of 2006, Task Force Conqueror and the Ready First saw some of the heaviest sustained urban fighting of the war. Their efforts, took back the city, fostered the start of the Anbar Awakening, and the eventual defeat of Al Qaeda in Iraq.

About the Author

Colonel (Retired) Tony Deane, is a published author, adjunct professor, and sought after thought leader in the public, private and academic sectors. He is an Army veteran of the Cold War, Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, Operation Joint Guardian (Kosovo), and Operation Iraqi Freedom. He served in numerous armor and cavalry leadership positions for over 28 years, including commanding the 1st Battalion, 35th Armor Regiment—Task Force Conqueror. His unit's actions are the subject of the Discovery Channel's award winning documentary Against the Odds, as well as numerous books including A Chance in Hell, by Jim Michaels. Based on his unique experience, he is an internationally sought after commentator on the current crisis in Iraq, having appeared on WNYC's The Takeaway, MSNBC's Morning Joe, and numerous other outlets ranging from Al Jazeera to the Adam Corolla Show. He lives in Melbourne, FL, with his wife Debora

Meet the Authors Book Fair: Ronnie Allen

 Ronnie Allen is the Author of the Sign Behind The Crime series. Gemini is book one and Aries is book two. 


Psychic and clairvoyant forensic psychiatrist, Dr. John Trenton has a wife he worships, and a career he loves as department head of a hospital for the criminally insane in Manhattan. His life was exactly the way he wanted it to be until he met stripper by night, school psychologist by day, Barbara Montgomery. She's two days from achieving revenge for her life when she makes a critical mistake and is dumped in Trenton's lap for a 72 hour observation. What he uncovers becomes deadly for his NYPD team and family.

About the Author

Ronnie Allen is a NYC woman transplanted to rural central Florida almost nine years ago. A teacher in NYC for 33 years and a Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner specializing in alternative therapies, she uses her education and every aspect of her background in her novels. The third book, Scorpio was just contracted by her publisher and she is writing Libra now. 

Ronnie will be at the Meet the Authors Book Fair on November 19 and 20 from 9:30 to 4:30 in the Eau Gallie Civic Center in Melbourne, Florida. Be sure to stop by to see here and to see her books.

BAMFest Daytona, NOVEMBER 10, 2016

Creative Happiness Institute and Taylor and Seale Publishing, together with thirty-six writers, artists and musicians, will present the annual BAMFest Daytona (Books, Art, Music) Festival, to be held on November 10, 4 to 8 p.m., at the Port Orange-South Daytona Chamber of Commerce Building, 3431 S. Ridgewood Avenue in Port Orange.
The event, made possible in part by funding from the Cultural Council of Volusia County, is open free to the public. This year will honor two prominent arts-and-culture administrators. Stephanie Mason-Teague is a founder and former CEO of Cinematique, and is now the Director of Development for the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Daytona Beach. Joseph Cavanaugh was an officer and then President of the Florida State Poetry Association, and now is a Vice President of the National Federation of State Poetry Societies. The honorees will be brought to the stage at 6:30 p.m. when friends and officials will recap their careers and make presentations.  
The festival, in its third year, seeks to showcase Volusia County as a vibrant arts community. Artists from The Hub in New Smyrna Beach include Renee Lewis, Oralba Valera-Smith, and Pamela Ramey Tatum. Several Florida presses—Writers Ink Press, CHB Media, and Taylor and Seale—will feature their titles. Local authors will offer their works to the public including novelist Jeanelle Brown, as well as author and playwright couple Veronica and Robert Hart. Among the musicians will be harpist Melody Anglin.
There will be special performances every half hour throughout the festival in addition to books, art and music for sale. For more information email MaryCustureri@aol.com, or call David B. Axelrod, director of Creative Happiness Institute, 386-337-4567. Weblink: http://www.creativehappiness.org/2016/10/16/bamfest-daytona/ 

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Meet the Authors Book Fair: Wanda Luthman

Wanda Luthman is attending the Meet the Authors Book Fair at the Eau Gallie Civic Center on 
November 19 and  20, 2016, fr0m 9:30am to 4:30pm. She will be  featuring her newly released MG
 chapter book called, A Turtle's Magical Adventure.

It's about a turtle who doesn't like his shell because it makes him too slow. He gets bad advice from 
a snake who tells him to go see the Wizard. He believes the Wizard can remove his shell and make him
 fast without any other harm coming to him. But, he soon realizes after entering the domain of the 
Wizard that he's made a huge mistake. Will he learn self-acceptance before it's too late or will he 
be turned into turtle soup?

Wanda is a children's author, High School Guidance Counselor and licensed Mental Health Counselor. 
She loves helping kids be the best people they can be. Her goal is to encourage good character traits 
through entertaining stories that express a positive choice. She is a freelance writer, speaker, and 
blogger. She grew up in St. Louis, MO writing stories from the age of 6. She moved to Florida when 
she was 22. She lives with her husband, two yorkies, and about a dozen feral cats (they live outside and
 are all fixed!). You can reach her at wandalu64@gmail.com or on her blog at
Her books are available on Amazon at www.amazon.com/author/wandaluthman and 

Meet the Authors Book Fair: Sherrill S. Cannon

Sherrill S. Cannon is participating in the Meet the Author Book Fair on November 19 and 20th in the Eau Gallie Civic Center in Melbourne, Florida, from 9:30am til 4:30pm. Her newest book is The Golden Rule .

Social values take center stage in the latest illustrated children’s story by award-winning author Sherrill S. Cannon. Seems there’s a bit of confusion when Robert and Kait hear their mom talk about a “golden ruler.” They decide to look for this mysterious ruler. Only they heard it all wrong. What their Mom really said was The Golden Rule. Join Robert and Kait as they learn the true meaning of the words: Treat others the way you’d like to be treated. And wouldn’t that make the world a better place! Join in the children’s quest to discover how to follow the Golden Rule and share it with others, as you meet many classroom friends from the author’s previous books.

Author Info:

Sherrill S. Cannon is a former teacher and grandmother of ten, and the author of eight published rhymed children's stories which have received forty-five 2011-16 National and International awards. She is also a playwright with seven published plays for elementary school children, which have been performed internationally in over 20 countries. Most of her books try to teach something, like good manners and caring for others. Married for 56 years, she and her spouse are now retired, and travel in their RV from coast to coast each year to spend time with their children and grandchildren. She has had a varied career: She was a teacher and coach, a professional newspaper sports writer and photographer, a dinner theatre stage manager, and a business administrator. Now she has time to write, when she’s not marketing (which is the other half of writing.)

Information about where her books are  available:

Books available at http://sbpra.com/sherrillscannon <http://sbpra.com/sherrillscannon> as well as amazon, barnesandnoble.com <http://barnesandnoble.com/>, eBay, and several local bookstores

Meet the Authors Book Fair: SN Bronstein

S.N. Bronstein will be  featuring all four books in his "The Fairlington Lavender Detective Series" as well as both books in his children's series "Private Eye Cats" in the Meet the Author's Book Fair at the Eau Gallie Civic Center in Melbourne, Florida, on November 19 and 20, 2016, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. 

The Fairlington Lavender Detective Series includes: The Case of the Miami Philanthropist, The Case of the Miami Blackmailer, The Case of the Miami Vigilante, and The Case of the Yellow Flower Tattoo. The books afford the reader the opportunity to revisit crime stories from the files of Miami Beach private detective Fairlington Lavender.
The Private Eye Cats Series includes Book One: The Case of the Neighborhood Burglars and Book Two: The Case of the Kidnapped Dog. These are children’s books written for ages 9-12 and the themes surround two sister house cats who decide to become private detectives. The two felines solve crimes in their neighborhood when the police are unable to do so.
S.N. Bronstein is a retired educator who began writing crime story novels in 2008. He resides in Indialantic with his wife Dawn and cat Nugget, and devotes his time to writing.
Visit his website for information on his books, his biography, and ordering information www.snbronstein.com

Meet the Authors Book Fair: Joy V Smith

Joy V Smith will have three books on display at the Meet the Authors Book Fair at the Eau Gallie Civic Center, Melbourne, FL November 19 & 20, 2016 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM:
Detour Trail:
A historical novel about the intrepid men and women who settled America's Western Frontier:  This is a story of adventure and romance along the Oregon Trail. 
Sugar Time:
Sugar Sweet has to take charge of her uncle's time machine when he falls ill and his partners disappear. Aliens, Neandertals, and the police complicate her ensuing adventures.
Strike Three:
Because of the "hot virus," the devastation of WWIII is more horrible than the worse case scenario, and missiles fired in retaliation give new meaning to "scorched earth." Can the survivors rebuild after emerging from their bunkers?
Joy V. Smith has been writing stories since she was a kid.  Her stories and articles have been published in print magazines, ezines, and anthologies; and her SF includes: Hidebound (SF romance/adventure), Pretty Pink Planet (SF), Hot Yellow Planet (the sequel), and The Doorway and Other Stories (a reprint collection).   She lives in Florida with Blizzard the Snow Princess and Pemberley, the tortoiseshell cat. Most of her books are available on Amazon and elsewhere online.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Events at Murder on the Beach Bookstore November 2016

Wednesday November 2 at 7 pm.  Hank Phillippi Ryan will speak and sign Say No More $25.99.
Saturday November 5 at 5 pm.  DJ Niko will speak and sign The Judgment 14.99 and Nina Romano will speak and sign In America 17.95.
Thursday November 10 at 7 pm.  James Grippando will speak and sign The Penny Jumper 19.99

Book Clubs
Sun Nov 20 at 3 pm.  The Sunday Sleuths Book Club will discuss The Fixer by Joseph Finder 9.99.
Tue Nov 22 at 6:30 pm.  The Tuesday Murder Club will discuss The Tenth Saint by DJ Niko 14.95.

Other Events
Wed Nov 9 at 6:30 pm.  The Womens National Book Association monthly meeting.  Private Investigator Steven K. Brown will discuss his book 5 Things Women Need to Know about the Men They Date $5.99.  Free for members. $10 nonmembers.

Coming in December
Thu Dec 1 at 7 pm.  Andrew Gross
Fri Dec 2 at 7 pm.  Fred Lichtenberg
Thu Dec 8 at 7 pm.  Sophie Hannah

Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Pineapple Grove
273 NE 2nd Avenue
Delray Beach, FL  33444
Phone: 561-279-7790


Creative Happiness Institute presents a Scary Poetry Slam on Wednesday, October 26th at Wine-Me, 204 South Beach Street in Daytona Beach. Volusia County Poet Laureate, David B. Axelrod, and Kevin Campbell, coordinator of MACDeLand Slam have teamed up to run the show.

For Halloween, the audience and competitors are encourage to come in costume and use props. “That is a break from the usual rules so there will be points for the more outrageous appearances,” Axelrod explains, “and I’m considering which dress to wear.”

The show is free and open to the public, made possible by a grant from the Cultural Council of Volusia County. It begins with an open mic at 7:30  p.m., followed by the competition at 8 p.m. The first 12 poets to sign up to compete have a chance to win a $50 first and $25 second prize.

Slam rules will still require poets to perform their own, original work and stay within a three-minute time slot. Authors don’t have to memorize their work, but they do score more points if they can give a strong, dramatic presentation.

In addition to serving wine by the glass that starts at $5, and beer at $3, Wine-Me has a good selection of other snacks and beverages. Wine-Me can be reached at 386-871-7769. To register to perform or for more information about the program, email Dr. Axelrod, axelrod@creativehappiness.org, or call 386-337-4567.

Show, Tell, Write

Remember when you were in first grade, and you brought a treasure to school to share in show and tell? That was loads of fun, so why should such a time be available only for kids? 

Welcome to show and tell for big people, with a twist. Join the fun this Tuesday, October 18th for Show, Tell, Write presented by Patricia Charpentier in conjunction with Bookmark It, Orlando’s independent bookstore, and Infusion Tea, College Park’s award-winning tea and vegetarian cafe. 

Come early and grab a tasty meal and cup of tea before the fun begins at 6:30 p.m. Bring in a memento or item from your past or present each month (or photos, if the objects are too large) that is meaningful and holds many memories. Then, take a few minutes to share the item with the group and tell its story and significance to you. 

Then, after being given a bit of instruction, we’ll write for a few minutes about the object you brought in or some other story you’d like to tell. You’ll learn how to write vivid descriptions, convey sentiment, and detail the item’s history and importance. No previous writing experience is required for this fun, hands-on event. 

Don’t want to talk about your treasure? No problem. Bring it with you anyway; come, listen, write, and be a part of the group.  Before you head home around 8:00 p.m., check out Bookmark It’s great selection of books on site in Infusion Tea, 1600 Edgewater Drive, Orlando, FL 32804. 

I hope you’ll come and be a part of Show, Tell, Write.