Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Audiobooks - How would your book sound?

May 21 meeting

From rock 'n' roll DJ in Ft. Lauderdale, to newscaster and talk show host in L.A., Barb Whitesides has had a wild ride in radio over the last three decades. She'll tell all on May 21 at the monthly luncheon of Mystery Writers of America/Florida Chapter.

Of special interest to writers: Barb's dulcet tones are now on audiobooks for She adapts her vocal skills to genre, from dark mystery to light comedy and everything in between.The books are also available on (a subsidiary of Amazon.) Ever wonder how YOUR story would sound?

Barb's is the sultry voice behind the Sammy Greene mystery series, by South Florida author Deborah Shlian and co-writer, Linda Reid. She is on the faculty of University of Phoenix, teaching Media Influences on American Culture and other communications courses. She lives in San Diego, California.

Deborah Shlian, whose latest book in the series is DEVIL WIND (Oceanview Publishing, 2011, $25.95), will be on hand to give the author's perspective on audiobooks as an additional media outlet. Deborah, a board member with MWA's Florida Chapter, is also a physician and health-care consultant. She's written five award-winning medical mystery/thrillers, including three co-authored with her husband, Joel. The Shlians live in South Florida.

Program details:

Date: Saturday May 21

Time: 11:30 a.m. for mingling, lunch at noon.

Place: Deerfield Beach Hilton, 100 Fairway Drive, Deerfield Beach, 33441, 954-427-7700. (Directions: Take I- 95 to Exit 42A (Hillsboro Blvd East). Turn Left at the 1st traffic light onto Fairway Dr. The Hotel is on the right, past Deerfield Country Club.)

Cost: $25 for MWA members; $30 for non- members. Buffet lunch.

All are invited, but reservations are required.

PLEASE PAY IN ADVANCE (makes lunch registration MUCH easier, thanks!),
by mailing a check for May 21 luncheon, payable to ''Mystery Writers
of America/Florida Chapter.''

Send to:

Diane Stuckart
17884 30th Lane N
Loxahatchee, FL 33470

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