Monday, August 13, 2018

Hair Brained (Bad Hair Day Mystery #14) by Nancy J. Cohen


The Large Print Edition of Hair Brained (Bad Hair Day Mystery #14) is now available!

ISBN: 9781432852771; August 8, 2018; Wheeler Publishing
When hairstylist Marla Vail’s best friend is hurt in a suspicious car accident, Marla assumes guardianship of her infant son and becomes embroiled in another murder mystery.

“From page one, you’ll hang on every word as the twists and turns of the mystery are revealed.” Suspense Magazine

Hair Brained is a Finalist in the Royal Palm Literary Awards!

Gale/Cengage: http://bit.ly/2Gval13
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/2l3afV4

Upcoming New Releases by Nancy J. Cohen:
Trimmed to Death (Bad Hair Day Mystery #15) – Sept. 25
Writing the Cozy Mystery: Expanded Second Edition - Nov. 12
Available for pre-order at all major online bookstores and at Ingram

For More Details, visit https://nancyjcohen.com

Events at Murder on the Beach Bookstore - September 2018



Booksignings & Events
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Tues Sep 11 at 7 pm.  John Gilstrap  will speak and sign Scorpion Strike $9.99 and John Straley will speak and sign Baby's First Felony $25.95.

Wed Sep 12 at 6:30 pm.  Women's National Book Association monthly meeting with speaker Caz Frear signing Sweet Little Lies $26.99. Refreshments served.   Free for members, $10 non-members.  The public is invited.

Fri Sep 14 at 7 pm.  Cheryl Hollon will speak and sign Shattered at Sea $7.99.

Writers Workshops
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Saturday Sep 8,  10 am - Noon
  Break Through!  How to Get Published.  $25 per person.  Instructor: Prudy Taylor Board

Saturday Sep 15, 10 am - Noon
  Queries and Pitches $25 per person. Instructor: Alison McMahan

Saturday  Sep 22, 10 am - Noon
  Self Publishing Made Simple  $25 per person.  Instructor: Nancy J. Cohen

Saturday Sep 29, 10 am - Noon
  FL Authors Academy Has Talent!  Read your work in progress before three judges and get lots of constructive criticism.  Judges are: NY Times bestselling author Charles Todd,  Literary Agent Dianna Collier-Warner, owner Collier & Associates Literary Agency, Award-winning screenwriter, filmmaker, and author Alison McMahan.  $25 to read. Call for requirements.  Coffee and doughnuts served, free to the public, all are invited!

Book Clubs
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Tuesday Sep 18  at 6:30 pm.  The Tuesday Murder Club will discuss And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie 16.99.

Sunday Sep 16 at 3 pm.  The Sunday Sleuths Book Club will discuss Murder at the Breakers by Alyssa Maxwell 15.00.

And coming in October:

Thu Oct 11 at 7 pm.  Brian Bandell signs Silence the Living
Tue Oct 16 at 7 pm.  Stuart Woods signs Desperate Measures
Wed Oct 24 at 7 pm.  Roberta Islieb signs Death on the Menu
Tue Oct 31, 6-8 pm.  Our annual Day-Before-Halloween party featuring 13 authors.

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Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Pineapple Grove
273 NE 2nd Avenue
Delray Beach, FL  33444
Phone: 561-279-7790
murdermb@gate.net
www.murderonthebeach.com

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Authors for Authors next book/author events:

SAVE THE DATES - MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

Authors for Authors next book/author events: 

Meet the Authors' Book Fair
Nov. 17 & 18, 2018
Eau Gallie Civic Center
Registration opens on 09/01/18
Space is limited and fills up quickly!
More info at AuthorsForAuthors.com

Writers' Conference: Write, Publish, Sell!
April 28, 2019
Hilton Rialto Melbourne
Registration opens 01/01/18

This is our 10th year providing venues and services 
for our local writers. 
We've met creative people and 
made wonderful friends! 
Along the way we've 
written and sold some books. 
We love it and we're doing the 
happy dance ~ 

Hope to see you again in November ~ 



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~  Valerie Allen  ~
                                                ValerieAllenWriter.com                                                    VAllenWriter@gmail.co

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Fort Lauderdale Resident Wins National Awards for Book, Dance Across the USA: Master Photographer Jonathan Givens receives prestigious awards for Dance Across the USA,


Fort Lauderdale Resident Wins National Awards for Book, Dance Across the USA:
Master Photographer Jonathan Givens receives prestigious awards for Dance Across the USA,
 a new book that celebrates America’s beauty and diversity

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida –   As the nation recently celebrated Independence Day, Jonathan Givens, a Fort Lauderdale-based photographer who launched his own unique celebration of America, marked a phenomenal new milestone:  Givens was recently presented with two national awards for Dance Across the USA, a magnificent photo book that celebrates America.  Dance Across the USA won top honors in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards (Photography/Coffee Table Book Category) and was awarded a Grand Prize in the Non-Fiction category.     The awards were presented during the American Library Association’s Annual Conference in New Orleans. 
In the summer of 2016, Master Photographer Givens embarked on an epic journey spanning 50 states in 90 days with the sole purpose of photographing dancers in national parks and beloved and well-known settings in each state.  After all, the possibilities for splendid settings abounded—a dancer on top of an active volcano, in the middle of the ocean, on a sand dune in Death Valley, in a glacier-fed lake—and Givens, undeterred by the Herculean task, jumped in feet first.   During that 90-day journey, Givens racked up some unimaginable statistics:  22,264 miles driven; 22,160 photographs created; 163 dancers photographed; 56 locations; 50 states; and 1 Mighty Buford, the van that served as the vehicle—literally and figuratively—for Givens’s odyssey.  What resulted is Dance Across the USA, a brilliant, coffee table style book featuring images from the journey.  Part epic photo diary, part love letter to America, part celebration of dance, Dance Across the USA is completely awe-inspiring.  Brimming with gorgeous, full color photographs, Dance Across the USA is filled with breathtaking images, swoon-worthy settings, and amazing subjects. 

A passion project born of Givens’s desire to showcase the fabric of America, shine a spotlight on the importance of dance, and highlight the diversity that exists in both the physical landscape and in the dancers who make America their home, Dance Across the USA is an extraordinary—and extraordinarily real—book.  Resplendent with real photographs of real dancers in real locations—the skies are real, the landscape is real, even the dirty feet are real— the photos within this incredible book involve no digital compositing, no trampolines, no wires or strings attached. Real dancers. Real photos. Real settings. 

A book that is awe-inspiring in its sheer beauty and magnitude, Dance Across the USA provides an exquisite, eye-opening look at America—from sandy Florida beaches to the rugged Washington coast, from the glaciers of Alaska to Death Valley in California and all points in between.

Jonathan Givens is a photographer specializing in the entertainment industry.  Beginning as a performer, and then a technician, choreographer, director, and designer, Jonathan later became the Master Carpenter for the Oprah Winfrey Show. Oprah suggested Jonathan pick up a camera…and the rest, as they say, is history. Jonathan is founder of EPS—Entertainment Photography Specialists. Dance Across the USA is published in a trade paper edition (ISBN: 9780692953709, 306 pages) and now available nationwide. For more information about Dance Across the USA, visit:  http://www.danceatusa.com/    Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EPSpecialists  Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eps_photo/  A portion of the proceeds from Dance Across the USA will be donated to benefit America’s parks and the National Endowment for the Arts.


Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Meet Kandi M. Siegel at West Melbourne Library: Book Signing


Florida Chapter, Mystery Writers of America Luncheon Meeting (date correction to August 15)

DATE: August15, 2018 Florida Chapter, Mystery Writers of America Luncheon Meeting
GUEST SPEAKER: Joyce Sweeney
PROGRAM: The Plot Clock


Program: Joyce Sweeney's Plot Clock has pulled many a lost writer out of the boring beginning, the sagging middle and the disappointing climax. This template is a great treasure map for when you get lost in your own story, searching for the next events. It is very helpful for mystery writers who need to implant that dreaded character arc into their stories.


Speaker: Joyce Sweeney is the author of fourteen novels for young adults and two chapbooks of poetry. Her first novel, “Center Line,” won the First Annual Delacorte Press Prize for an Outstanding Young Adult Novel. Many of her books appear on the American Library Association's Best Books List and Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers. Her novel “Shadow” won the Nevada State Reading Award in 1997. Her novel “Players” was chosen by Booklist as a Top Ten Sports Book and by Working Mother magazine as a Top Ten for Tweens. Her novel, “Headlock” (Holt 2006), won a Silver Medal in the 2006 Florida Book Awards and was chosen by the American Library Association as a Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers. Her first chapbook of poems, “IMPERMANENCE,” was published in 2008 by Finishing Line Press, her second, entitled “WAKE UP” will be released by the same publisher this spring. She has had numerous poems, short stories, articles and interviews published; and her play, FIRST PAGE CRITIQUES was produced in 2011.


Joyce has also been a writing teacher and coach for 25 years, beginning with teaching five-week classes for the Florida Center for the Book, moving to ongoing invitation only workshops and finally to online classes (www.sweeneywritingcoach.com) which reach students nationally and internationally. Developing strong bonds with the students she critiques and instructs is her hallmark. She believes that writers need emotional support as well as strong, craft-based teaching if they are to make the long, arduous, but very worthwhile journey to traditional publication. At this writing, 57 of Joyce’s students have successfully made this journey and obtained traditional publishing contracts.

In 2011, Joyce and a coalition of local playwrights, directors and actors formed The Playgroup LLC, which conducts workshops for playwrights and actors and produces original works by local playwrights. The Playgroup currently presents three productions a year at their home base, The Willow Theatre in Boca Raton. Joyce lives in Coral Springs with her husband, Jay and caffeine-addicted cat, Nitro.



DATE: SATURDAY, August 15, 2018
TIME: 11:30: Mingling; 12:00: Lunch; 12:30: Business Meeting; 1:00: Presentation PLACE: Embassy Suites by Hilton Boca Raton, 661 NW 53rd Street, Boca Raton, Florida, 33487; Florida
COST: $25 for MWA members; $30 for non-members. Prepayment by July 18 is strongly urged.

RESERVATIONS/PREPAYMENT: To reserve and pay online: go to website link www.mwaflorida.org and click on the “Monthly Meeting” tab under “Events”. Once you reach the page, click on the “Register for Monthly Meeting Here” link. Scroll down to the “Sign up for Luncheon Meeting” box and fill in your information, then click the “Pay Now” button and follow the instructions.

IMPORTANT - if you sign up for a meeting via PayPal in error, do NOT dispute the charge with PayPal. Instead, please contact our Treasurer via email ASAP at harriet@ottenheimer.com and she will refund your payment less PayPal's transaction fee of 2.9% plus $0.30. If you do dispute the charge, be aware that you will be liable for any penalties back-charged to the FMWA Chapter by PayPal (minimum $20.00 per disputed transaction). Thanks for your cooperation!

To reserve and pay via mail: Step 1–Email harriet@ottenheimer.com with the subject line “FMWA Meeting” to reserve a spot. In the body of the email, please include your name, the name of any guest you have invited, your email address, and telephone number.

Step 2– Write your check or money order payable to “Mystery Writers of America/Florida Chapter.”
Step 3-Mail your payment to FMWA Treasurer, 2301 S. Ocean Dr. #2005, Hollywood, FL 33019
Please make your online reservation by August 15, or mail your check at least 3 days prior to that date so that you will be included on the reservation list, and we can provide the hotel with an accurate headcount! Walk-ins are accommodated only it space allows. Next Meeting Date: Saturday September 15, 2018.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

FLorida Romance Writers Monthly Group August 11, 2018 10:00am to 12:00pm

Tigertail Lake Recreational Center

580 Gulf Stream Way

Dania Beach FL 33004

PROGRAM: Marketing on the Cheap

SPEAKER: Shannon Bell

Learn about ways to market your book, regardless of whether you’re traditionally or indie published, that is free or cheap. Find out about social media, newsletters, and growing your followers. Discover a few sites you may not yet know about.
Shannon Bell is the author of six paranormal romances and three marketing books. She grew up in Florida and has always dreamed about vampires – and still secretly hopes they exist. She is married to someone who tolerates her crazy story-telling about Romania and has a daughter she hopes will have the same enthusiasm for vampires when she grows up that her mommy does.
Shannon has a Bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing from the University of Central Florida as well as an online degree in vampirology. She loves writing about vampires, romance, food and drink, as well as travel. She is a full-time writer and currently hard at work on her next novel.

$10 for FRW members
$15 for non-members

Pay with Paypal buttons on the bottom of the page at:
http://www.frwriters.org/events/monthly-meetings/.

Please bring the Paypal receipt/confirmation number to the meeting.
Checks made out to Florida Romance Writers can be mailed to: FRW c/o Tina Stitzer, 12600 SW 5th CT, # L 207, Pembroke Pines, FL 33027-6734.
FRW members may pay Tina at the meeting.

Please RSVP janetfrankslittle@gmail.com by the Wednesday prior to the workshop so enough tables and chairs will be available.

Friday, July 20, 2018

News from Sarina Rose: The Relentless Brit and Loving Nick


News:
     Sarina Rose's first book: Travel back in time with The Relentless Brit when a gutsy American, made a widow by friendly fire, and a handsome Brit, from a family of spies, weave a universal tale of romance, love, and espionage during WW II. discounted to $.99 http://bit.ly/TheRelentlessBrit.
     Sarina's latest and fourth book, Loving Nick, is qabout a disabled Vietnam veteran who finds a second chance with his estranged wife is on pre-order with a discount of $2.00 at https://amzn.to/2KgyYUn.


Scott Stevens Announces Release of the Audio Book version of On Ice On July 20th


On July 20th, On Ice  by Scott Stevens was release on audio book.  Stevens has just written Twister Town also. For more information about Scott Stevens, On Ice, Twister Town, or the On Ice audio book, just visit Scott’s website, or you can find him on Facebook or Twitter.

About Scott Stevens:

Claire's Last Secret by Marty Ambrose


Acclaimed Florida Novelist Marty Ambrose Pens Claire’s Last Secret,
an extraordinary novel based on the Mary Shelley/Lord Byron Haunted Summer of 1816:Severn House will release Claire’s Last Secret in September

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – Claire’s Last Secret, the latest book by acclaimed Florida novelist Marty Ambrose, will be released nationwide in September. Severn House will publish Claire’s Last Secret in a hardcover edition (ISBN: 978-0-7278-8797-9, 192 pages, $28.99) available wherever fine books are sold on September 1, 2018.

An inventive, intriguing and innovative tale, Claire’s Last Secret is centered on a real-life literary event—the dark, troubled and tumultuous “haunted summer of 1816” that spawned two of the most influential and heralded horror tales of all time:  Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and John Polidori’s The Vampyre.  Claire’s Last Secret, an outstanding novel that blends elements of mystery, historical fiction and memoir, is told from the perspective of Mary Shelley’s “almost famous” stepsister, Claire Clairmont.

About Claire’s Last Secret:  1873, Florence. Claire Clairmont, the last survivor of the haunted summer of 1816 Lord Byron/Mary Shelley circle, is living out her final years in genteel poverty.  The appearance of British tourist, William Michael Rossetti, brings Claire hope that she may be able to sell some of her memorabilia to earn enough cash to support her and her niece, Paula.  But Rossetti’s presence in Florence heralds a cycle of events that links the summer of 1816—when Claire conceived an ill-fated child with Lord Byron, when Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein, and when four tempestuous lives collided—to a tragic death. As Claire begins to unravel the truth, she must go back to that summer of passion to discover the identity of her old enemy.

Novelist Marty Ambrose delivers a confident and captivating novel that moves deftly between that fateful summer of 1816 and 1873. With its suspenseful storyline, compelling characters and its powerful juxtaposition of the young, reckless Claire of 1816 and the elderly, destitute Claire of 1873, Claire’s Last Secret is mesmerizing.   Brilliant, authentic and informed by Ambrose’s background as a Romantics Scholar, Claire’s Last Secret is made even more powerful by its basis in a factual event in literary history.  Beautifully written and resplendent with intrigue, mystery and rich historical detail, Claire’s Last Secretmarks that advent of an intriguing new trilogy. 

In an advance review, Publishers Weekly hails Claire’s Last Secret as “most effective as a study of a young woman who takes a huge risk with her body and soul, and spends the rest of her life dealing with the consequences” and adds “Ambrose provides a fresh perspective on Byron and his literary circle.”

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Marty Ambrose has been a writer most her life, consumed with the world of literature from the time she first read Agatha Christie mysteries and British Romantic poetry.  Marty pursued her undergraduate and graduate degrees in English, both in the U.S. and the U.K. so she could teach students at Florida Southwestern State College about the writers that she so admired.  Three decades later, she is still teaching and has enjoyed a writing career that has spanned almost fifteen years, with eight published novels for Avalon Books, Kensington Books, and Thomas & Mercer. Marty Ambrose lives in Florida with her husband, ex- news anchor Jim McLaughlin.  She plans to travel to Italy in the Fall to research A Shadowed Fate, the next book in the trilogy. Visit Marty Ambrose online at: www.martyambrose.com

Founded in 1974, Severn House is a vibrant independent publishing house that is home to an impressive list of respected British and American authors.  Severn House publishes novels in such genres as Crime & Mystery, Thrillers, Romance, Sagas, General and Historical fiction. Visit Severn House online at: http://severnhouse.com/

Members of the news media wishing to request additional information are asked to contact Maryglenn McCombs by phone:  (615) 297-9875 or by email: maryglenn@maryglenn.com


News from Carol Tedesco



Symposium 1:
Ashley Oliphant Ph.D., Hemingway scholar and professor of English at Pfeiffer University, discussed her most recent book, “Hemingway and Bimini: The Birth of Sport Fishing at ‘The End of the World’”, at the second annual Key West Art & Historical Society Hemingway Days Symposium, held at Old City Hall in Key West, Florida on Tuesday evening. Her book explores the emergence of big game fishing as an organized, competitive sport during the 1930s, when Hemingway lived on the westernmost island of the Bahamas. Pictured in the slide behind her are historic sport fishing icons: angler and game fish expert Van Campen Heilner, journalist and sport fisherman Kip Farrington with International Game Fish Association founder Michael Lerner, and famed novelist Zane Grey, also recognized as a pioneering angler.



Symposium 2:
Dave Gonzalez, Museum Curator for the Ernest Hemingway Home in Key West, fourth from left, joins Hemingway scholars, authors, and experts (left to right) Kirk Curnutt, Ph.D., Brewster Chamberlin, Ashley Oliphant Ph.D., and Brian Gordon Sinclair on Tuesday evening following the second annual Key West Art & Historical Society Hemingway DaysSymposium, one of several Hemingway Days festival literary components presented by the Society.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Events at Murder on the Beach Bookstore August 2018



Booksignings & Events
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Fri Aug 3 at 7 pm.  James Swain  will speak and sign The King Tides $14.99

Sat Aug 11 at 5 pm.  Alyssa Maxwell will speak and sign Murder at Ochre Court $26.00

Fri Aug 17 at 7 pm.  Elaine Viets will speak and sign Ice Blonde $12.99

Writers Workshops
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Saturday Aug 4,  10 am - Noon
The Business of Writing.  $25 per person.  Instructor: Marcia King-Gamble

Saturday Aug 11, 10 am - Noon
Just the Facts, M'am. $25 per person. Instructor: Eliot Kleinberg

Saturday  Aug 18, 10 am - Noon
Fearless Writing.  $25 per person.  Instructor: Elizabeth Sims

Saturday Aug 25, 10 am - Noon
Everyone Judges a Book by Its Cover  $25 per person. Instructor: Victoria Landis

Book Clubs
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Tuesday Aug 21  at 6:30 pm.  The Tuesday Murder Club will discuss The Alienist by Caleb Carr 17.00.

Sunday Aug 19 at 3 pm.  The Sunday Sleuths Book Club will discuss Little Broken Things by Nicole Bart 16.00.

And coming in September:

Tue Sep 11 at 7- John Gilstrap signs Scorpion Strike
Wed Sep 12 at 7  Caz Frear signs Sweet Little Lies
Fri Sep 14 at 7  Cheryl Hollon signs Shattered at Sea

Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Pineapple Grove
273 NE 2nd Avenue
Delray Beach, FL  33444
Phone: 561-279-7790
murdermb@gate.net
www.murderonthebeach.com

Writer's Block Bookstore and Quantum Leap Winery present: Sandra Brown


Theme: READING AND BOOKSIGNING
Wine, Wisdom and Words Reading Series Location: Quantum Leap Winery 1312 Wilfred Drive, Orlando FL Date: August 9th, 2018 Time: 6:30 pm
Cost for Admission: Purchase book for $30.00 and receive one glass wine (includes companion admission) Contact: lrollins@writersblockbookstore.com

Writer’s Block Bookstore
124 E. Welbourne Avenue, Winter Park, Florida
407-335-4192


WRITER’S BLOCK BOOKSTORE AND QUANTUM LEAP WINERY PRESENT: SANDRA BROWN


Writer’s Block Bookstore, in partnership with Quantum Leap Winery, is delighted to announce New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown as part of our Wine ◊ Wisdom ◊ Words series. Join us on Thursday, August 9th at 6:30PM for a discussion, Q&A and signing.

Each $30.00 ticket includes a copy of Sandra’s new book being released on August 7, 2018, Tailspin, a glass of wine, and admission for you and a plus one! Click here to pick up your ticket online https://www.writersblockbookstore.com/www-sandra-brown.


About the book: Rye Mallett, a fearless "freight dog" pilot charged with flying cargo to far-flung locations, is often rough-spoken, usually unshaven, and he never gets the regulation eight hours of shut-eye before a flight; but he does have a rock-solid reputation: he will fly in the foulest weather, day or night, and deliver the goods safely to their destination. So, when Rye is asked to fly into a completely fogbound town in Northern Georgia and deliver a mysterious black box to a Dr. Lambert, he doesn't ask why—he just ups his price.


More trouble than inclement weather awaits Rye as he nears the isolated landing strip. He is greeted first by a sabotage attempt that causes him to crash land, and then by Dr. Brynn O'Neal, who claims she was sent for the box in Dr. Lambert's stead. Despite Rye's "no-involvement" policy when it comes other people's problems, he finds himself irresistibly drawn to the intrigue surrounding his cargo ... and to the mysterious and attractive Brynn O'Neal.


Soon Rye and Brynn are in a treacherous 48-hour race to deliver the box before time runs out. With the hours slipping by and everyone from law enforcement officials, to hired thugs hot on their heels, the two must protect their valuable cargo from those who would kill for it—that is, if they can trust each other. Destined to be her 70th bestseller, Tailspin is a potent fusion of tantalizing suspense and romance, in a thriller about a reckless pilot caught in a race against time.

About the author: Sandra Brown is the author of sixty-eight New York Times bestsellers, including Sting, Mean Streak, Friction, Mean Streak, Deadline, Low Pressure, Lethal, and Rainwater. Writing professionally since 1981, Brown has published over seventy-five novels and has upwards of eighty million copies of her books in print worldwide. Her work has been translated into thirty-four languages.

About the Wine ◊ Wisdom ◊ Words series: Writer’s Block Bookstore, in partnership with Quantum Leap Winery, brings you a new speaker series highlighting bestselling authors paired with unique, sustainable wines. Our summer season features literary luminaries from June to August.

About Quantum Leap Winery: Quantum Leap is a local winery with a global reach and sustainable focus, and the only sustainable winery in Orlando. Committed to bringing quality, environmentally-friendly wines at a great value to the community. Quantum Leap is open for tastings, tours, and retail wine purchases Tuesday to Saturday, from 12 to 8PM—and is also a great venue for private events!

About Writer's Block Bookstore: We are Central Florida’s local, full-service, independent community bookstore, in beautiful downtown Winter Park. Serving the Orlando area since 2014, we have all your favorites, New York Times best-sellers, and Indie Next picks. We host author events, monthly book clubs, coordinate author school visits and offer discounts for educators and loyalty club members.

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Upcoming Authors for Authors Events

Here are some of the upcoming book and author events 
sponsored by Authors for Authors


Summer Sign & Sell Book Fair
July 28, 2018, from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Registration closed; all vendor tables are reserved
West Melbourne Library
2755 Wingate Blvd, West Melbourne FL
FREE and open to the public

Meet the Authors Book Fair
November 17 & 18, 2018, from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Registration will open on 09/01/18 for authors and vendors
Eau Gallie Civic Center
1551 Highland Ave, Melbourne, FL 32935
In conjunction with the ArtWorks Festival
FREE and open to the public 

Writers' Conference: Write, Publish, Sell!
April 28, 2019, from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Hilton Rialto Airport Road
200 Rialto Place, Melbourne, FL 32901
Registration will open on 01/01/19 for authors and vendors
New and experienced writers are welcome

Red, White, and Blue! A Summer Book for You

Red, White, and Blue!
A Summer Book for You


Saturday, July 28, 2018
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
West Melbourne Library


Meet local authors and purchase autographed books
Also enjoy children's books and activities

Valerie Allen
Janet Balletta
Bruce Buckingham
Elaine Ewertz
Chrys Fey
Joanne Fisher
Lisa Hodgins
John Hope
Debbie Johnson
Elaine Kaye
Klaus Kolb
Wanda Luthman
Sarah Mamika
Kandi Siegel
Angela Spencer
Robert Thompson
Kay Williamson
Linda Young

Hosted by: Authors for Authors

International Literary and Cultural AZ Libris Show


Monday, July 9, 2018

Events at Murder on the Beach Bookstore August 2018



Booksignings & Events
-------------------------------
Fri Aug 3 at 7 pm.  James Swain  will speak and sign The King Tides $14.99

Sat Aug 11 at 5 pm.  Alyssa Maxwell will speak and sign Murder at Ochre Court $26.00

Fri Aug 17 at 7 pm.  Elaine Viets will speak and sign Ice Blonde $12.99

Writers Workshops
--------------------------
Saturday Aug 4,  10 am - Noon
The Business of Writing.  $25 per person.  Instructor: Marcia King-Gamble

Saturday Aug 11, 10 am - Noon
Just the Facts, M'am. $25 per person. Instructor: Eliot Kleinberg

Saturday  Aug 18, 10 am - Noon
Fearless Writing.  $25 per person.  Instructor: Elizabeth Sims

Saturday Aug 25, 10 am - Noon
Everyone Judges a Book by Its Cover  $25 per person. Instructor: Victoria Landis

Book Clubs
-----------------
Tuesday Aug 21  at 6:30 pm.  The Tuesday Murder Club will discuss The Alienist by Caleb Carr 17.00.

Sunday Aug 19 at 3 pm.  The Sunday Sleuths Book Club will discuss Little Broken Things by Nicole Bart 16.00.

And coming in September:

Tue Sep 11 at 7- John Gilstrap signs Scorpion Strike
Wed Sep 12 at 7  Caz Frear signs Sweet Little Lies
Fri Sep 14 at 7  Cheryl Hollon signs Shattered at Sea



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Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Pineapple Grove
273 NE 2nd Avenue
Delray Beach, FL  33444
Phone: 561-279-7790
murdermb@gate.net
www.murderonthebeach.com

Monday, June 25, 2018

5th Annual Mystery Fest Key West


Keynote speaker Ace Atkins, multi-award winning, New York Times bestselling author of twenty-one novels, addresses an audience of writers and fans at the 5th Annual Mystery Fest Key West on Saturday. The internationally renowned spinner of mystery and suspense described today’s detective stories as tales of “the great American hero,” —comparing them to classic cowboy stories of the gunslinger who comes to save the town, updated for contemporary life.
 

New York Times bestselling author Lisa Black, also a real-life forensic scientist, taught a workshop titled “The Forensic Use of Fingerprints” at the 5th Annual Mystery Fest Key West, which took place June 22-24 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Grand Key Resort and other landmark Key West locations, and included a variety of workshops, panels, presentations, and social events for published writers, aspiring authors and fans.
 

From left, Reef Perkins, Ross Pipkin, and Lewis Haskell react to an observation made by Shirrel Rhoades, far right, in character as his writing alter-ego, Marjory Sorrel Rockwell, during a Mystery Fest Key West panel discussion on audio books Saturday. The annual celebration of sleuthing, which ran Friday through Sunday, featured a killer hit-list of bestselling and award winning writers and included a variety of workshops, panels, presentations and social events at the DoubleTree by Hilton Grand Key Resort and other landmark Key West locations.
 

Monroe County Sheriff's Office Crisis Negotiation Team Leader David Stark presented a workshop titled, "Crisis Negotiation,” at the 5th Annual Mystery Fest Key West on Friday, June 22 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Grand Key Resort. The annual celebration of sleuthing ran through Sunday and included a variety of workshops, panels, presentations and social events.
 

Mystery Fest Key West co-founder Shirrel Rhoades, far right, swaps tales with featured guests editor/publisher Otto Penzler left, and New York Times bestselling author Ace Atkins, on Friday night at a reception following the first day of Fest panels and presentations. The annual celebration of sleuthing ran through Sunday and included a variety of workshops, panels, presentations and social events at the DoubleTree by Hilton Grand Key Resort and other landmark Key West locations.
 

Key West-based journalist Wendy Tucker, left, and New York Times bestselling author Diane A.S. Stuckart get acquainted at Mystery Fest Key West Saturday upon announcement that Tucker has won a walk-on role in Stuckart’s forthcoming Tarot Cats mystery novel. The novel-ty is that Tucker can choose not only whether she prefers to be a “good guy” or “bad guy,” she can also choose to be a human, cat, dog, or other creature of the animal kingdom.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Writer's Block Bookstore and Quantum Leap Winery present Kevin Begos

Theme: READING AND BOOKSIGNING
Wine, Wisdom and Words Reading Series
Location: Quantum Leap Winery
1312 Wilfred Drive, Orlando FL
Date: July 26, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm
Writer’s Block Bookstore
124 E. Welbourne Avenue, Winter Park, Florida
407-335-4192

WRITER’S BLOCK BOOKSTORE AND QUANTUM LEAP WINERY PRESENT: KEVIN BEGOS


Writer’s Block Bookstore, in partnership with Quantum Leap Winery, is delighted to announce oenologist and MIT Journalism Fellow Kevin Begos as part of our Wine ◊ Wisdom ◊ Words series. Join us on Thursday, July 26th at 6:30PM for a discussion, Q&A and Kevin will sign his book as we dive into the history, flavors, and origins of wine.

About the book: Discover the hidden life of wine with journalist Kevin Begos as he embarks on a ten-year journey to seek the origins of wine. He unearths a whole world of forgotten grapes, each with distinctive tastes and aromas, as well as the archaeologists, geneticists, chemists—even a paleobotanist—who are deciphering wine down to molecules of flavor. Begos offers readers drinking suggestions that go far beyond the endless bottles of Chardonnay and Merlot found in most stores and restaurants. In this viticultural detective story, wine geeks and history lovers alike will discover new tastes and flavors to savor.

About the author: Kevin Begos is a former MIT Knight Science Journalism Fellow whose stories and research have appeared in major newspapers and other publications, including Scientific AmericanHarper'sSalon, the Christian Science MonitorUSA Today, and The New York Times. He reviews books for the Associated Press and is a former AP correspondent.

About Quantum Leap Winery: Quantum Leap is a local winery with a global reach and sustainable focus, and the only sustainable winery in Orlando. Committed to bringing quality, environmentally-friendly wines at a great value to the community. Quantum Leap is open for tastings, tours, and retail wine purchases Tuesday to Saturday, from 12 to 8PM—and is also a great venue for private events!

About Writer's Block Bookstore: We are Central Florida’s local, full-service, independent community bookstore, in beautiful downtown Winter Park. Serving the Orlando area since 2014, we have all your favorites, New York Times best-sellers, and Indie Next picks. We host author events, monthly book clubs, coordinate author school visits and offer discounts for educators and loyalty club members.